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4 Highest Scoring Teams in NFL History

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

  1. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Right, I needed to normalize the defenses by games played.

    Oh, that's weird. The best offense (by points scored) to win the SB was 9th best overall, and the best defense to win the SB (by points allowed per game) was also 9th best overall. The '99 Rams are the offense, the '00 Ravens the defense.
  2. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Nice analysis -- very interesting findings.
  3. logan

    logan Active Member

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    And steroids. If they Cowboys won a Super Bowl while leading the league in PED suspensions the media would be howling.
  4. Redball Express

    Redball Express All Aboard!!!

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    The Ravens proved that even more last year.

    Their offense would never be confused with either Seattle or Denver's.
  5. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I think there is definitely something to that.

    There is generally also a lot more pressure on those teams.
  6. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Unless it's defensive ppg given up
  7. punchnjudy

    punchnjudy Well-Known Member

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    What's more interesting is that none of the post-2000 teams listed scored many points in their last game, so it wasn't just a matter of not having a defense. The 2011 Patriots also didn't score much in their defeat.

    Record setting teams are usually more finesse oriented (allows them to score quickly), and it's just a different style of play in the playoffs. Players expect to get away with more and I think officials adjust to that. Plus, a lot of refs probably don't want to make a call that unfairly ends a team's season, so I could see them being risk averse on top of all that. There may be a similar number of calls (I've never looked it up), but I think the nature and severity of the fouls actually called are different. Have heard many players say the same thing.

    Before the playoffs started, I thought Carolina and SF were the teams best designed to take down Seattle. Didn't seem like anybody else had a chance, but it was hard to know how they would hold up in a neutral setting.
  8. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool Staff Member

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    Maybe it tells us offense is only half the game.

    According to the stats with the highest correlation to wins (points per drive and pass rating), Seattle's defense ranked 1st and 1st, while their offense ranked 9th and 5th. No other team had a higher combined ranking in either category. Denver's offense was 1st and 1st, but their defense was 19th and 17th.

    Seattle was the most complete team in the NFL during the regular season, and more importantly, they played like it at playoff time.
  9. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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  10. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool Staff Member

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    Check the differentials (offense minus defense) for both those stats. They've got the highest correlations to wins.
  11. johnson2

    johnson2 Active Member

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    yes sea & den were 1 & 2 in qb rating differential and once again like 10 out of the last 13 sb's the team that had the better def qb rating on the season won the sb. it really is amazing how much of a story that 1 stat can tell.

    love the sig stats btw, its pathetic really. but not as pathetic as the fans that deflect the blame away from the D and put it solely on the qb
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  12. RonSpringsdaman20

    RonSpringsdaman20 Hold The Door! Zone Supporter

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    Defense wins championships. And it's not just statistically for the season… it's who playing well, and optimistically coming into the tournament…..
    Even the greatest show on turf had to get a stop to win at the buzzer.
  13. Carharris2

    Carharris2 Well-Known Member

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    You should get a copyright on that!

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