Originally Posted by AdamJT13
They scored 19 points (and should have scored 22 or 25 if not for missing two short field goals) on only nine possessions, seven of which started at or inside their own 21, one that started at their 27 and one at their 44 -- and one of those possessions started with only 1:03 on the clock.
When you give up 19 points on that few possessions from that kind of starting field position, that's terrible defense.
Oh, and the defense again failed to get a single turnover.
The defense shouldn't get all of the blame, but it should get its fair share. The defense was horrible.
This was my whole point basically. You can't just look at a single stat by itself and judge solely on that. You have to take into account the whole game and how it unfolded. This defense was put in good position all night long with the Falcons backed up. And they continued time and time again to let them march right down the field and giving up huge chunks to the WRs all night. Both Jones and Roddy have over 100yds receiving. Turner had over 100yds. They gained about 450 total. All in just 9 possessions. And the offense scores very quickly to give you a chance with about 6 minutes to play. And an offensive penalty puts the ball at their own 10 with 1st and 20. And what do they do? Let them gut out their insides the entire length of the field and waste all but 17 seconds. Just pathetic. No playmakers at all.
And the drive right before halftime to get 3 points was also horrible. 7 of the 9 drives they gained over 60 yards.