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4 Highest Scoring Teams in NFL History

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by perrykemp, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    4 Highest Scoring teams in NFL history:
    1. 2013 Denver Broncos
    2. 2007 New England Patriots
    3. 1998 Minnesota Vikings
    4. 2011 Green Bay Packers
    Interesting list huh? You'd think the highest scoring teams in NFL history would have won at least a Superbowl or two.

    Nope. Not a single Superbowl victory.

    Not sure what it tell us other than a high scoring offense, by itself, isn't enough. Interesting none-the-less.
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  2. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    The Seahawks proved today that defense is still king, even in today's NFL. There is no answer to a truly great D.
  3. 65fastback2plus2

    65fastback2plus2 Well-Known Member

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    defense wins championships!
  4. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    Great observation. I wouldn't have guessed that.
  5. OhSnap

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    Watching the game today I came up with the crazy idea that maybe teams that cruise thru the regular season scoring all those points never learn how to face adversity and when they get to the playoffs or SB and get smacked in the face by a team thats just as talented they don't know how to react.
  6. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    It takes a complete team. I wouldn't say any of those 4 teams were complete teams. None of them had truly strong defenses. Some of those teams had perceived good defenses, but that was only because of the pressure their offenses put on the opposition. And no one thought this year's Denver team had a good defense especially after losing a couple of key players.
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  7. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Was definitely the case of the 2011 Packers. There were major front-runners all season, jumping out to huge earlier leads against everybody. They went 15-2 overall and lost both games where they were even remotely challenged.
  8. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    cue missing the point. Think on how many on this site alone scream that all you need to do is make the offense better. Even when the D stinks the place up. Or those blaming the offense for a putrid D.
  9. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    What point did I miss? It takes a good defense. Or at least a defense that plays good in the playoffs. The Giants weren't a great defense, but they played well in the playoffs. The Saints defense was the same. So were the Colts when they won. Those weren't great defenses like Seattle's. They also weren't bad defenses like Denver's or this years Cowboys defense. There has to be a good balance. Seattle had good balance on their team. Their offense, while not top notch was also not poor. Dallas needs to improve their defense greatly and while they are at it they also need to keep improving their offense. You can't be weak in any area.
  10. johnson2

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    dqbr

    another sb champ with way better dqbr than we have ever had in the romo era.

    11 out of the last 14 superbowls have been won by the team that had the better dqbr on the season

    lol perry i know you know but for the rest defensive qb rating
  11. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    dqbr = Distributed Queue Bi-Directional Ring?
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  12. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Not going to fly well with the PPG crowd.
  13. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    PPG will get you to the playoffs, but you need more than high (even historically high) PPG to win it all.
  14. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    The Packers were actually 3rd, the '12 Patriots 4th and the Vikings 5th.

    One of the top ten scoring offenses won the SB (the '99 Rams, in 9th). Three of the top 15 won it.
    One of the top ten defenses (points allowed, SB era) won the SB (the '82 'Skins, in 1st). They're the only one of the top 15 teams to win it.

    No, "defense wins championships" is not the answer. Good teams win, and anything can happen once you get into the playoffs.
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  15. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the correction. So who was #2?
  16. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    You had the first 2 correct.
  17. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    I think the general point is pick your poison. Dominant defense or prolific offense?

    I take the defense, each and every time. I have seen too many "unstoppable" offenses lose in the end.
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  18. perrykemp

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    Got it. Thanks.

    So looking at the top 5 teams in NFL history in terms of PPG, none of them won a Superbowl.
    1. 2013 Denver Broncos
    2. 2007 New England Patriots
    3. 2011 Green Bay Packers
    4. 2012 New England Patriots
    5. 1998 Minnesota Vikings
  19. johnson2

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    points allowed does not correlate to win % nearly as much as defensive qb rating. look at sb champs since 2000 and you will see a common trend.

    with seattle this year the avg def. qb rating for sb champs since 2000 is probably now under 70. the only time romo has had a defense with dqbr under 83, ours was 75 and we went 13-3... the last 3 seasons when we are 8-8 our dqbr has been about 94-96.
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  20. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    The point is offense was the strength of those teams trying to prove otherwise is silly and the 82 Skins that was a strike shortened joke of a season.

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