In the 8 quarters (the first half of each game) where any starters or even backups who might have any impact on this team played in the preseason against anything resembling regular NFL competition we have exactly 22 points.
2 TDs (one with a missed extra point), and 3 FGs. That's 11 points a game guys.
If you really want to be generous, you can give them the Sheets TD in the 3rd quarter of the Cowboys game too since that's the game where starters play the most. But that game with only 10 seconds left in the 3rd quarter and wasn't really against starters or even first string backups.
Even with the 85 Bears defense, that won't get it done.
The preseason may not count, but that doesn't mean it doesn't matter. We have look inept on offense. We have had zero return game which means we are going the length of the field almost every time, and it is a herculean effort for us to pick up a 2-3 first downs to just get into better field position or to have even a shot at a FG.
If not for some penalties going our way, we might not have even scored as much as we have. And that worries me even more. From all the preseason games I've seen, they seem to be call PI like crazy this year. And we don't anyone stretching the D who can even take advantage of those calls. Meanwhile, our secondary is likely to get burned by ticky tack calls a lot because we have some gamblers back there.
We'll see in a week if there is any truth to those who say we are saving the "real" offense for the regular season. But it sure looks like we are going to struggle mightily to score points.
If we can't figure out how to put up at least 20-24 points a game, even a stellar defense and running game won't be enough for many Ws.