Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Originally posted by buck:
Assertions are not facts.
I am not sure if statistics are really facts, either, but here are some interesting stats that seem to indicate that defense might really win Championships. .
If you look at the stats for last years play-offs, SF was:
1. #1 in total offense
2. #1 in rushing offense
3. # 1 in points scored per game
The Ravens were tied for 2nd second best in scoring defense; in points given up per game.
SF was the second worst in points given up per game.
This. This is the inconvenient truth that people want to ignore.
Not at all. What those stats tell you are yes our O might be pretty good, what it doesn't tell you unfortunately is while it is good, it wasn't quite good enough to get us over the hump. I have said it all along, we are not missing much, just a couple of weapons that's all we need.
As for Raven's being tied 2nd in scoring D, I don't care about that. The point being is you are 7 yards away from winning the Super Bowl, you are supposed to be quite good in offense (as your stats suggested), but heck with 4 goes you couldn't get it in. That tells me, we are just not there yet. Everybody knew Kaep was going to Crab, we were just too predictable. We need more options.