Originally Posted by trickblue
- Culpepper's struggle was not a shortage of good WR but a lesser running game and a suspect defense
First... what struggle? He had the most yards, and the second highest QB rating and TDs in the league? If Peyton hadn't had a year for the ages people wouldn't be able to stop talking about how well Culpepper did.
I mean QB rating of 110.9... If only Bledsoe could struggle so...
As for the struggling running game... they averaged 4.7 yards a carry. That would be the second most in the league. They average 114 yards a game on only about 24 carries a game. That's pretty impressive. We average 3.9 yards per carry. Maybe we can strugle like that.
Finally they were 4th in Yards per game, 6th in points per game, and 1rst in Third down conversion percentage.
The reason they lost had nothing to do with the running game and everthing to do with the 31rst ranked Defense in the league.