lol, we've still allowed the fewest points scored against.
Our D has played bad against:
Minnesota - largely because Ponder was killing us with his mobility
Giants - Off an Alex Smith INT, they got their 1st TD by moving it with a couple of deep passes (2 against Culliver). We then go 3 and out on next possession and they got a FG on next drive with 2 deep throws against Brown. 3rd Quarter they get a TD right away because of lousy special teams giving up a 60 yard return...Alex Smtih then throws another pick and Giants get a FG. Later on they get another FG off of an Alex Smith's 3rd FG. So against the Giants they scored 13 points off of turnovers, and 7 pts off of a breakdown in Special teams. Otherwise the Giants only got 6 pts off of their other drives.
Rams - I think it was crystal clear our team wasn't prepared on either side of the ball to start the game off. Ram were fired up. Other then the first 2 TD's, I thought our D played well. Also there were the 2 special team plays that kept our D on the field.
IMO, our D is still playing great. But our Special Teams and offense have put them in some really bad spots this year.
We also have a much tougher schedule this year. Last year in our first 8 games we faced 3 teams with QBs not even starting this year (Tavaris JAckson, McCoy, Beck).
Edit: And a good comparison is how our D did against Detroit and NY Giants this year and last year. About the same. Main difference against the Giants was our 3 turnovers and our offense just sucking.
[ Edited by SunDevilNiner79 on Nov 12, 2012 at 10:03 AM ]