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This super bowl proved one thing

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by lane, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. BAZ

    BAZ Drunken Mick

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    PEDs win championships.
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  2. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool Staff Member

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    Take the net stat of points per drive, and combine it with two other net stats -- pass rating differential and turnover differential. Since 2008, there have been 43 teams that finished the season ranked among the top 12 in pass rating differential, turnover differential, and points-per-drive differential. All 43 teams made the playoffs or won at least 10 games. Here are the teams that did it this past season, along with their net rankings:

    Seattle (1st, 1st, 2nd)
    Philadelphia (4th, 4th, 11th)
    San Francisco (5th, 4th, 4th)
    Kansas City (7th, 2nd, 5th)
    Carolina (11th, 6th, 3rd)
    New England (12th, 8th, 8th)
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  3. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong Zone Supporter

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    That was a masterful performance by the Seahawks. They totally humiliated Manning and the Broncos.
  4. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    Jerry always seems to fall in love with the latest champ. Maybe just maybe he will start building along the DL and safety positions ...that seems to be the best we could hope from this game
  5. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, Lane. Stats mean nothing in the big scheme of things.

    The only stat that counts is the final score.

    Throwing for a great number of yards is pretty.

    But winning the game is much more satisfying.
  6. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    No team ever was in the lead for that long in any SB. Or any NFL championship before the SB that I could find out. Only Hester ever ran back an opening KO and they lost that game.
  7. JPM

    JPM Well-Known Member

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    He's like a kid who sees a shiny new toy and has to have it. Hopefully he has to have defense in this draft.
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  8. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    How come he doesn't ever copy the latest champ's our owner isn't our GM thing?
  9. Bowdown27

    Bowdown27 Well-Known Member

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    Thee most postseason losses in history now belongs to Peyton manning all by himself. 12 losses. I couldn't stand hearing how's gonna go down as best qb ever. Totally ignoring legends of the game. He's one of the greats but not THEE best.
  10. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    It proved the passing game efficiency differential statistics have it just about exactly right as far as I'm concerned.
  11. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    its same for sports all around the world for team sports,the flashy stuff rarely wins you championships.
  12. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Two things. That running the ball and playing Defense still win in the "new" NFL. Seattle number one in both categories.
  13. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. So what happens to us and Tony's $100 million contract?
  14. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    You think Denver or Seattle would consistently put up these types of performances against each other? This was an aberration, though it doesn't mean Seattle isn't any good not they weren't impressive. Just two weeks prior, CK, one of the worst starting QBs in the NFL, was threatening a TD on the last drive.
  15. birdwells1

    birdwells1 Well-Known Member

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    On fire. lol
  16. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Sure stats mean someting.
    The number one defense statistically won the Super Bowl and proved they were the number one defense :)
    The number one offense statistically made it all the way to the Super Bowl.
  17. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Defense Brangs Rangs
  18. theranchsucks

    theranchsucks Benched

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    Fast and gang tackling defenses still win championships....like in the 90s.....Seahawks reminded me of our 92-93 defense
  19. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool Staff Member

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    And the team with the highest combined rankings in the most important stats...won it all.
  20. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool Staff Member

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    This win confirms what we already knew about which stats are the most important. Seattle was #1 in pass rating differential, #1 in turnover differential, and #2 in point per drive differential.
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