Henry you have no idea how hard it was to come up with something that day. I was feeling sick, angry, morose, disgusted and wanted to punch almost every coach and three-quarters of the players in the mouth. I know what I wrote was inadequate on several levels but I was fighting rising bile as I typed and didn't want to do a rant.Servumtuum, nice work. It's gotta be tough to do a write up right after that Monday Night game.
I didn't realize the Titans were having such QB troubles. It's been ages since we beat an AFC team on the road but maybe the stars have aligned for us this time. We could sure use it.
Nah, just three-preferably four.So Gano has to kick FGs, then in your final score prediction you had him nailing 8, huh? Posted via BGO Mobile Device
You may have given me something to dig around and research, LL-I tend to use multiple sources which compile different sets of stats but I don't remember if anyone tallys total number of third downs. I'll dig around and see what I can find.Great job, serv!
The problem I have with the Redskins defensive 3rd-down % stat is that its a bit misleading. Teams don't get to third down against us that often. I have no idea where to look up the stat, but I bet you the Redskins D has seen the fewest 3rd down plays in the NFL.
I found it on NFL.com (I didn't look before). We're actually middle of the pack at 16th in 3rd-down attempts w/ 120, but 2nd in defensive plays from scrimmage with 628. I dug a little further, and we are tied for 2nd in the lowest percentage of 3rd-downs with 19% (tied with Houston and Denver). Combine this with our 3rd-worst yards-per-play ranking (an even 6.0) & 3rd worst 1st downs per game (22.6), and teams clearly don't see a lot of 3rd downs against our defense. Sad.You may have given me something to dig around and research, LL-I tend to use multiple sources which compile different sets of stats but I don't remember if anyone tallys total number of third downs. I'll dig around and see what I can find.
Not really creepy, Henry, I was looking for ways the Titans could be beaten depending on the game situation. When the Steelers beat them the Steelers only had one TD-in the 1st quarter just like the Skins. They kept putting themselves in FG position-again just like the Skins, or, more accurately we did it like they did it. McNabb's 30-50 376 yards passing filled another requirement: out-pass them. I had serious doubts about the team having any chance at this one until Collins went down in the Miami game. A healthy Young with Collins as backup is a QB combo few teams are lucky enough ever to have. When Young got hurt the dropoff by bringing in Collins was one of the shallowest in the league. When Collins went down in the Miami game that took the Titan's safety net away from them and with both knee and ankle injuries affecting Young-they are struggling right now-we caught them at a vulnerable moment and took advantage of it.You were right on the money about the FGs. That was kinda creepy.
If the Childress firing can inspire the Vikes like Wade's firing inspired Dallas, we could be in trouble. Too bad Zygi couldn't wait one more week.I have to agree that this is probably the most impressive win I've seen since the beginning of '08. It's odd to say that considering that the score looked exactly like those of all our other wins this year, but this win was the first one all season where I didn't feel like we sort of lucked into it. We definitely earned this one.
It will be interesting to see if that fortitude holds up against the Vikings. They've got the weapons to beat us if they actually feel like it, and I expect Favre to have one or two more last gasps before the vikings completely tank it. They may roll over and die for us, but they might also give us a game. And if they do, I hope we're ready.