Originally Posted by WV Cowboy
Yes, they failed in the last 5 minutes, .. the offense failed the other 55.
Perhaps they were tired, maybe good play-calling, poor tackling. I don't know.
Had we been up 26-16, holding them to a FG (once again) would have been enough.
Maybe the blame should go 80-20 or even 70-30 for offense-defense, but all in all, only giving up one TD can win games.
Sorry, not buying it. Within the context of that game the defense was every bit as bad as the offense.
On Sunday night our defense had zero takeaways, failed to force a punt after the 6 minute mark of the second quarter, and allowed eight plays of 20 yards or more. For the game they allowed ATL to drive at least 60 yards on six of nine possessions. In the second half the D allowed 60 yards or more on all four of ATL's 2nd half possessions (during which the Falcs would hold the ball for over 18 minutes); but for a missed fg the Falcons would have scored on all of those possessions.
It was, in a nutshell, a dismal performance.