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Was our defense overrated last year? Interesting Read:

Wait...did you just call your own writing an "interesting read"

There were haters around the league up until the NFC Championship game that kept denying that our defense was elite. "They aight, they aight"....

But after what we did to Eli in the 2nd half, no haters remained. All those punk ass Giants fans bowed down.
how bout' no?
Mutha f**ka what?
Well here's what I found:

We were 4-1 against playoff teams during the regular season and 5-2 overall.

points per game ranking

1. Steelers 14.2
2. 49ers 14.3
3. Ravens 16.6
4. Texans 17.4

I'm sure those defenses aren't overrated. Its not always about yards. When you give up the least amount of points, you have a greater chance
to win.
Originally posted by SundayTicket:
Look inside our Division for starters 6 games:

Tavaris Jackson 2 games. (Looking for a new QB)
St Louis Rams 2 games (NO Bradford)
Arizona Cardinals 2 games (Skelton, no Kolb)

6 games out of 16 games... all against QB's that are poor quarterbacks and leads to there offense becoming one dimensional.

Onto the Next 10 games.

Clevland, Colt McCoy is on the outs, another one dimensional team with no WR's.
Washington Redskins, QB Controversey, much like our Troy Smith/Alex Smith changing QB's every 3 games.
Baltimore, Never known for there big offensive play ability but big time defense, still they put 16 against our 6 points.
Pittsburgh, a hurt ben roethlisburger. making poor throws off his HURT foot.
Tampa Bay, Freemans worst career year by far Threw More int's than TD's this year
Cincinnatti, Andy Daltons 3rd Career game against our defense..

Onto the 4 Last games where good teams did WELL against us
Take a look at the teams below and the QB's

Dallas, (Tony Romo 350 Yards Miles austin 150 Yards)
Detroit Matthew Stafford, 300 yards. Calvin Johnson 115 yards.
New York Giants, Eli Manning, 311 Yards, Victor Cruz 85yards, (Also they beat us in rushing yards as well)
Philadelphia, Michael Vick 400 Yards, Desean Jackson 170 Yards

Drew Brees 462 Yards!!
Eli Manning another 315 yards!!

I suppose the point is, against good teams that have there starting QB that is worth a dam, they actually were torching our defense and making them look like every other defense but when you add in the 12 OTHER GAMES where the teams offense was garbage, we looked elite, perhaps that would inflate our defenses stats, by a bigger margin than most of us are aware...

Their quarterbacks all threw 50+ times on our defense...
Kind of hard for a defense to have outstanding numbers when we can't convert on 3rd down. EVER
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