Originally Posted by Corrosion
Either one or both of Wade's defense and Kubiak's offense have looked average ... since they beat the Ravens. To be honest , I think thats the only complete game they have played all season.
We can use injuries as an excuse , but Im just callin it how I see it. They have generally done just enough to win the rest of those in the W column and got b!tchslapped by the Packers and Patriots.
Im begining to think that the offenses problems are QB related .... They may be 3rd in the entire league in ppg scored , but I think they have left a multitude of points on the field , case in point 5 field goals in six attempts against the Dolts who are 9th worst in points allowed.
If you're doing "just enough to win", you don't win by 12 points. Five of our 12 wins have been by 1 score. That means 7 of them are by 2 scores.
Have we left a multitude of points on the field? Well, we did in the Colts game and we still won by 2 scores.
When you suck, you can't win by kicking field goals. It's not a winning strategy. You've got to take more risks to convert those field goals to TDs. You can't afford to leave those points on the field. When you take those risks, they can backfire on you.
But if you have a good defense, you CAN win by kicking field goals. If your offense is scoring on most of its possessions, you can afford for some of those possessions to be field goals especially if your defense is getting stops on the other team. Most of the teams in the top 10 of field goal attempts are winning teams and most of the teams in the bottom 10 of field goal attempts are cellar dwellers.
The main thing is to get points when you can and trust your defense to stop the other team. That might sound conservative but conservative wins if you've got a good team.