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At one point, we were +2 in turnovers but down by 17

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by TWOK11, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. TWOK11

    TWOK11 Well-Known Member

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    If you really understand football, you know how unusual that is. It is HARD to be down by three scores with a +2 or greater TO margin.

    Hell, teams who have zero turnovers and force two or more turnovers win 81% of the time outright since the merger. Being down by three scores with that margin is almost unheard of.
     
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  2. ClappingCarrot

    ClappingCarrot Well-Known Member

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    Another mind-blowing factoid from the Garrett era.
     
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  3. AmariChill

    AmariChill Well-Known Member

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    Dallas is the only team that can break sad, bad, close to impossible, and downright stupid records and margins. This team is truly something else :facepalm:. What a joke.
     
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  4. Northern_Cowboy

    Northern_Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    In order to understand this you need to understand the concept of 3 and out. We have become a very good team in that regard, except when the game gets out of reach for us then we don't go 3 and out anymore
     
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  5. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye.

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    That’s what happens when you quit.
     
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  6. charron

    charron Well-Known Member

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    We find new ways and reasons to lose.

    Going 3 and out five times while earning a combined 6 yards doesn't help you win.
     
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  7. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member

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    As much as this team sucks, to be fair, one of those turnovers put them on their own one yard line.
     
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  9. PAPPYDOG

    PAPPYDOG "It was a catchable pass" Zone Supporter

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    Yep but that what happens when you go 3 and out the 1st 3 quarters of a game (And it wasn't the first time) then mop up some Garbage stats for yourself as QB so your agent can have a better negotiating position!
     
  10. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    I agree we suck, but this thread is a bit misleading. We were down by 17 while +1 in turnovers (Chicago threw an INT early in the game which we didn't capitalize on). As soon as we went up +2 in turnovers (Chicago fumbled), we made it a 10 point game. So the second turnover quickly led to a score. It wasn't like we were +2 for a long period while being down 17.

    The most concerning thing was giving up 24 straight points after having an impressive opening drive. That was a result of four 3-and-outs and a missed FG while Chicago averaged 60 yards a drive and scored on four straight possessions. We did something similar in the Bills game. Impressive opening drive TD followed by Buffalo scoring 26 unanswered points.
     

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