Originally Posted by links18
So many people predicting we hang thirty plus on them. Where is this coming from? Do people think the offense will break out in this game, or that we will get back to back games with defensive/special team scores?
It is interesting. The offense has only put up more than 20 points 3 times thus far.
Additionally, this team is coming off of 2 straight weeks without turning the ball over and I'm not sure they can make it another week without turnovers.
The team is just too mistake prone. Cleveland is above average in terms of getting turnovers on defense so I'm skeptical the team can make it through another week without turning it over in some capacity.
On offense however, Cleveland does turn it over quite a bit. They are a little above average in that respect so I think they will provide the chances for Dallas to take advantage but at the same time Dallas has been awful at doing so.
Any team that protects the ball on offense or attacks the ball and generates turnovers on defense is likely going to be a tough game for Dallas.
Dallas has been too mistake-prone and too penalty-prone to really pull away from any team this year. Aside from the Giants game in week 1, has Dallas really ran away from anyone? Going up 2 TDs with like 5:00 in the game is just about the extent of Dallas' ability to pull away from someone this year. Going up 9 against the Bucs late is next.
The offense just hasn't shown nearly enough to warrant 30 point expectations.
They're 21st in terms of trips to the Redzone per game, with 3.
When they get there they are 25th in terms of coming away with a TD, at 44%
Even with 2 spotless weeks they're 6th in terms of turnovers.
As a team, Dallas and Washington are tied for the lead league in penalties per game.
Far too sloppy and mistake-prone to reasonably expect 30 points. Dallas will have to play a near flawless game in terms of turnovers, penalties and redzone conversions in order to get to 30.