Originally posted by Kense:
Originally posted by HessianDud:
yeah, the Steelers are playing really well right now. They have good balance, for sure, and more experience.
I don't care about the rankings. The Niners have the most efficient passing game in the league. The Steelers put up big numbers but pass the ball twice as much a game and are near the top of the league in sacks allowed. The Niners excel in all three phases of the game and are near the top of the league in many important categories, in every phase.
Efficient thanks to the Defense. They don't take any real risks passing the ball like most teams. I'm sure if Big Ben was restricted in what he was able to do his numbers would look great too. They are willing to take more risks and rely on the defense. Which is what the 49ers should do considering they have one of the best defenses in the league.
sorry, that makes no sense. the passing offense is efficient because we complete a high percentage of passes without turning it over and convert short fields into scores. you can thank the defense for the short field but you have to credit the offense for doing something with it.
the offense, particularly the passing offense, can get better, and it must. we need to get better on 3rd downs. we need to complete the long shots that we do take (because we do take shots downfield, but are inconsistent in completing them.), and we need to get even better in the red zone (we're ok, and convert in most "clutch" situations, but can improve). So there's a lot of room for improvement. but despite the yardage rankings the passing offense is not poor. Its working, the entire offense is working, and it gets better every week.