Originally Posted by Fiddler
I think we can win the turnover battle & still lose the game. They score off their turnovers, we don't.
Normally. We did a good job of it against Baltiless, so if they have that kind of focus, yeah. But that was the exception to the rule.
Originally Posted by 76Texan
That they score more off their Turnovers is just a coincidence.
The opponents gifted them a few close to their own end zone; their opponents made more unforced errors than ours.
For example, in week 1, the Titans had 3rd and 13 at their 7.
Locker held the ball for over 3 seconds to allow a sack that resulted in a fumble that the Pats recovered and ran into the endzone.
In week 3; the Ravens had the ball at their 23.
On first and ten, Flacco threw the ball right at one of the cover-2 safeties, who brought the ball back to the 6.
In week 4, Fitzpatrick underthrew the ball that the CB ran back to the 12.
(Even the official line on Game Rewind noted: "Receiver underthrown in flat").
Then the Fitz threw a ball right to a safety (in the numbers, with no receiver within 5 yards of the ball - there were no pressure) who took the ball back to the 19.
Then came Manning with a rare error.
He held on to the ball for more than 3 seconds and was sacked by Wilford at the Broncos 17. Pats recovered the ball.
There were more of those; I don't think I need to pull up all of them.