Originally Posted by Bizwah
I'll never understand why certain arguments only work against us.
I have a friend who's an Eagle's fan tell me that we won....but Vick was hurt. Yeah....that excuse sure didn't work for me last year when we had Mcgee playing for three and a half quarterrs.
Yeah....our offense was outscored by the Eagle's offense. Just like two weeks ago when our offense outscored the Giant's offense.
But that excuse doesn't fly.
Only for the other team.
This hits the nail squarely on the head. Their backup quarterback outscored their starting quarterback, yet somehow it lessens the quality of the win because he was in there?
The poster that pointed out our lack of possessions due to the return scores is on the mark as well. What happens if the punt only takes us to the 30, and the interception return to the 20... the offense scores more points than 17. What happens if on the sack fumble, Hatcher lands at the one; easy touchdown for Felix.
These are the scores that every other team in the NFL gets to help pad their scoring. It's an extremely flawed point of view to single out an offense scoring 17 points on only 8 possessions. Is the offense perfect? Far from it, but it was more than enough. That's 25+ points in a normal 12-14 possession game.