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Old 11-18-2008   #1
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I was watching MNF last night, and one of the announcers said something pretty interesting:

Teams who are -1 in the turnover column for the season have lost 70+% of their games.

Pretty eye opening. I guess we need more than embroidered shorts to fix what is obviously a huge factor in our losses
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Old 11-18-2008   #2
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Default Re: Turnover battle

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I was watching MNF last night, and one of the announcers said something pretty interesting:

Teams who are -1 in the turnover column for the season have lost 70+% of their games.

Pretty eye opening. I guess we need more than embroidered shorts to fix what is obviously a huge factor in our losses
I heard that too. Turnovers is definetly one of our biggest problems, but I still think our lethargic defense is just as big of an issue.
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Old 11-18-2008   #3
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Default Re: Turnover battle

We turn it over too much on offense and don't cause enough turnovers on defense. The defense has caused 9 turnover for the season thats not going to cut it.
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Old 11-18-2008   #4
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On the flip side, I heard during one of the games that teams at +1 win something like 80% of the time.
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Default Re: Turnover battle

Just for fun, I checked the stats.

Sadly enough, the Texans are dead last at -13.
Not surprisingly, the Titans are 1st at +10

Here are some interesting surprises:
2. Chiefs - +9
3. Browns - +8
10. Raiders - +3
20. Steelers - 0
28. Cowboys - -7
30. Broncos - -10
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Default Re: Turnover battle

The Texans have 21 turnovers on offense (lead the NFL in INTs).

We have created 9 turnovers on defense.

That is -12 for the season in only 10 games.
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Just for fun, I checked the stats.

Sadly enough, the Texans are dead last at -13.
Not surprisingly, the Titans are 1st at +10

Here are some interesting surprises:
2. Chiefs - +9
3. Browns - +8
10. Raiders - +3
20. Steelers - 0
28. Cowboys - -7
30. Broncos - -10
We posted at about the same time.

I got -12 from NFL.com, where did you get -13?
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Default Re: Turnover battle

Listed under TO:

http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorysta...M&d-447263-p=1

Maybe they're counting turnover on downs or something other than INTs/fumbles?
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Listed under TO:

http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorysta...M&d-447263-p=1

Maybe they're counting turnover on downs or something other than INTs/fumbles?
You're probably right.
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'Turnovers, what are they?"- Texans Defense

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Being like 12/36 (or something like that going into the Colts game) for TD's in the redzone doesn't help, either.
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Default Re: Turnover battle

Sage gives up a turnover on 7.2% of his touches (passing attempt or rushing attempt).

For comparison, Jason Campbell is at 1.2%.
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