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100 Stingiest Defenses In Football History/Def. doesn't win championships.

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  1. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/content/the-100-stingiest-defenses-football-history/21990/

    "Only one of the 11 stingiest defenses in NFL history won a championship."

    The 1977 Falcons fielded the stingiest defense of the Super Bowl Era. [IMG]In fact, it was the stingiest defense since World War II. Atlanta surrendered just 9.2 PPG, or a total of 129 points in the 14-game season.

    For a little perspective: the 2012 Bills gave up 131 points in their first four games.

    But with no offense, the 1977 Falcons went just 7-7, three games out of first place in the NFC West.
  2. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    coming from you this is no surprise at all. Any excuse to not build a team the correct way you grab on.
  3. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Well rounded teams win championships. A team doesn't need to have the best QB or the best defense or the best left tackle or whatever. A team needs to be good in all areas and not poor in any one area. That Falcons team was very poor on offense. In their 7 losses during that 1977 season they averaged 7.57 points per game. They scored 10 points or less in 6 of those losses. They scored 7 or less in 5 of the defeats. They ranked 25th in both points scored and yards gained out of 28 teams. That is too much to overcome even with a great defense. And it isn't as if they were the only great defense around at that time. Among several other great defenses, the Dallas Cowboys also had a great defense in 1977. Dallas gave up less yards than the Falcons did that season and finished 8th in points surrendered. Dallas also had one of the top offenses that season finishing 1st in yards and 2nd in points scored. The Cowboys gave up 7, 6 and 10 points respectively during the post-season. I would say a great defense did win a championship that season. A great defense that happened to play along side a great offense.
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  4. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Very flawed article comparing stats across generations.
    You compare a defense to wear it was ranked vs the other teams in the league that year.
    This guy has the 1985 Bears as the 39th most stingy defense of all time. And the 2002 Ravens did not even make the cut in his top 10 list.
    Comical.
    Sorry, but giving up only 10 ppg in 2002 was infinitely harder than doing the same in the 60s.

    Sure, well rounded teams win titles but the premise of his article is very flawed.
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  5. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    Yes, and using PPG as a "Stingiest Defense" measure is insulting out intelligence. It's one metric. That's it.
  6. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    You must be in peak physical condition because you jumped to that conclusion like a BOSS!
  7. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    sitting ducks are no challenge. You quack a lot
  8. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    No challenge for what? Pinning an ignorant conclusion on? Just an article about defenses and history , if you get someone to help you sort through it you'll see that my opinion is nowhere in it and it has nothing to do with building a team or scaring sheep.
  9. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    [quote="joseephuss, post: 5515893, member: 251"]Well rounded teams win championships. A team doesn't need to have the best QB or the best defense or the best left tackle or whatever. A team needs to be good in all areas and not poor in any one area. That Falcons team was very poor on offense. In their 7 losses during that 1977 season they averaged 7.57 points per game. They scored 10 points or less in 6 of those losses. They scored 7 or less in 5 of the defeats. They ranked 25th in both points scored and yards gained out of 28 teams. That is too much to overcome even with a great defense. And it isn't as if they were the only great defense around at that time. Among several other great defenses, the Dallas Cowboys also had a great defense in 1977. Dallas gave up less yards than the Falcons did that season and finished 8th in points surrendered. Dallas also had one of the top offenses that season finishing 1st in yards and 2nd in points scored. The Cowboys gave up 7, 6 and 10 points respectively during the post-season. I would say a great defense did win a championship that season. A great defense that happened to play along side a great offense.[/quote]

    Thats exactly what the author hid in the article they just worded it a lil different. Thanks for postin those Cowboy numbers especially the post season numbers.

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