Re: Brian Cushing "They aint gonna do it"
Originally Posted by eriadoc
Not only is there no comparison, there's no relevance. The red zone percentages are nice when you're getting into the red zone. When they move the ball between the 20s and settle for FGs (or missed FGs), the red zone percentage doesn't mean a damn thing. Same thing applies in reverse. How many times did the defense allow a team into the red zone? Let's face it, they looked like crap against tjhe Chargers for 35 minutes, and they gave up a key drive against both the Tacks and the Ravens. But if your defense gives up 16 points in today's NFL and you can't pull out the victory, you are not a playoff caliber offense.
Seriously? If your offense scores a TD on 80% of redzone appearances and your defense allows 100% TD's, then you're going to lose the majority of your games. Trend it and see what you think. We all had a front row seat to the difference between allowing TD's vs. FG's on Sunday.
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