Originally Posted by ObsiWan
Just to accentuate your point. Our defense limited opponents to 17 pts/game this year. However, they only put ten points - one grab & go TD and two safeties - all year long. Even if they'd done that scoring in the same game, we would have only beat the Colts or the Titans 10-7 or the Buccs 10-9. Those are the only teams we held to single digits all year.
It's the combo that's brought this year's success; not one side or the other.
Where's that peanut butter/chocolate pic?
This is true, but since Yates has had to step in, it's been straight defense carrying this team. Our offense hasn't looked any better than the Rams, Colts, Jags, and etc. Defense is what won the games against the Falcons and the Bengals. This is exactly what I kept telling people when they were all high and mighty on Yates just because they wanted to feel optimistic and gleeful at the time, and didn't want to hear it when I kept saying that a 5th round rookie being thrown to the wolves wasn't going to lead this team to the promised land. People's answer kept going back to our defense our defense our defense and how great our defense was. Sure it's been a great defense this season and arguably the best in the league, but our defense isn't the 2001 Baltimore Ravens or the 2003 Tampa Bay Bucs.
We would need that Baltimore Ravens defense of 2001 to win the SB with Yates leading this current offense right now especially with the way that Kubiak is handicapping it with short pass plays and running the ball on 3rd down almost forcing our defense to win have to win the game.