Originally posted by DRUSTOPO:
Not only were we VERY healthy last year, a huge reason we were so good in 2011, turnover ratio. We had one of the best turnover ratios of all time...
9ers = +28 = Won NFC West
Pack = +24 = Won NFC North
Pats = +17 = Won AFC East
Pats = +28 = Won AFC East
Pitt = +17 = Won AFC North
Atl = +14 = Won AFC South
Pack = +24 = WC
Philly = +15 = WC
NO = +11 = Won NFC South
Miami = +17 = Won AFC East -
Tenn = +14 = Won AFC South
Balt = +13 = WC
SD = +24 = Won AFC West
Indy = +18 = Won AFC South
Pats = +16 = Won AFC East
1. Every team in the top 3 made the playoffs
2. Pats were on the list the most @ 3 times and made it to the SB in two of those years ( lost both )
3. Pack made it twice, but no other teams made it on that list a 2nd time in 5 years.
So what does it all mean? Making the top 3 guarantees that you make the playoffs the last 5 years and making it back into the top 3 is very difficult from season to season. We shall see if opening up the offense also lowers our turnover ratio in 2012. It may be worth it in the end if we can maintain a +15 or so ratio while increasing our PPG up from 23.8 ( 11th in the league ) and keeping our D in the top 5 for points allowed per game.
Im watching 'NFL Live' now, they just ran that segment. After it Schlereth and Hoge were asked which team has the best shot of getting to the SB this year.
Schlereth = Im going with the 9ers. #1 you get the entire D back. They are always going to keep the games close. Alex Smith is going to continue to get better this year. The biggest factor is the division though. NFC West is much easier to win than the AFC North.
Hoge = I was going to say both, when you look at them they are spitting images of each other. But since he went with the 9ers Ill go with the Ravens. When you look at both of these teams they are setup to win.
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