Re: Besides Watt, D-line simply just not getting done this year
One figure that we can look at is the real defensive QB rating from Cold Hard Football Facts.
Through week 10, we were ranked 2nd, same as we ended up after the regular season.
We dropped to 4th after the Jags game and 5th after the Lions game.
However, the drop in week 11 was due to the back end; the pass rush was actually tremendous; I will have some numbers later on.
The slight drop in week 12 was also due to the back end; we didn't have a tremendous pass rush, but it was far from lacking.
If only it could have come sooner.
But with a good QB like Stafford, you have to punch him in the mouth before the dosage takes affect.
He still didn't make any mistake but we were able to make him feel the pressure from the 4th quarter on.