Originally Posted by dream_team
And guess what, only TWO teams left are top 10 offenses. In fact, the Texans are #7 in offense.
Not to mention the Seahawks were 30 seconds away from making it TWO top 10 defenses, and only one top 10 offense.
I don't think this stat says much.
When people comment Defenses they focus on the stat related to yards allowed, which is not nearly as points allowed. 3 or the 4 teams left are in the top 10 for points allowed. The other (Ravens) is 12 th in points allowed.
When I see the Pats (whose D has improved a lot from the beginning of the season) they have the highest scoring O and highest point differential.
In a lot of games the Pats have a big lead focus on not giving up the big play and trade time for short yards. So a lot of the yards they giving up are in garbage time and achieve the desired result (winning the game).
Points allowed is the measure of the best D's not yards allowed.