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Ever wonder why the AFC always has the "best" defenses?


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#25 BlackCnqstdr

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:33 PM

In other words all the defenses at the top of the league have inflated numbers because they all spent over half their season playing subpar qbs, except maybe the bears. Got it.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:36 PM

The op makes more sense than 75% of the threads I've read here since the end of Week 17.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:07 PM

In other words all the defenses at the top of the league have inflated numbers because they all spent over half their season playing subpar qbs, except maybe the bears. Got it.


Out of he bottom 13 teams in the NFL in PPG, 10 are in the AFC!!

So 10 of the 16 teams in the AFC are in the bottom 13 in scoring. 11 of the 16 teams in the bottom half of the NFL in PPG are in the AFC.

So, to put that in perspective, 68% of the teams in the AFC are in the bottom half of the league in PPG. 77% of the bottom 13 teams in PPG are in the AFC, and @63% of the entire AFC is in the bottom 13 of the NFL in PPG.

Now it is just common sense that if you play teams that are inept offensively in will inflate your numbers defensively.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:32 PM

buffalo is 21st, st louis is 25th, arizona is 31st, the jets are 28th, miami is 27th.

That's 7 out of 16 games for both san fran and seattle. The same number of games denver played against offenses ranked 20th or lower. Houston also played 7 teams ranked 20 or below. Pitt played 8 games against offenses 20 or below.

Everyone in the league plays multiple games against bad teams every year and "inflates" their offensive and defensive numbers.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:14 PM

buffalo is 21st, st louis is 25th, arizona is 31st, the jets are 28th, miami is 27th.

That's 7 out of 16 games for both san fran and seattle. The same number of games denver played against offenses ranked 20th or lower. Houston also played 7 teams ranked 20 or below. Pitt played 8 games against offenses 20 or below.

Everyone in the league plays multiple games against bad teams every year and "inflates" their offensive and defensive numbers.


Without even looking I can tell you that Houston only played 3 games against a top 10 PPG team. So the other 13 games were against average to bad offenses.

Also without looking I can say that Carolina beat that just in their divisional games.

BTW if you want to contradict me you should just stay in the NFC West as you have done so far. Their schedules will match up favorably because they have Arizona and STL in their division so they have 4 games against bad offenses right off the bat and then they also have 4 games against the AFC so they will always have 6-8 games against terrible offenses.

To be better representative of what is really going on, you should look at the NFC North, South, and East and their schedules and look at top half and bottom half of PPG

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

Houston played 4 games against top ten offenses

San Fran played against 6

Seattle played against 2

Pitt played against 5

Denver also played against 5

I'm staying in the NFC West because SF and SEA are the top two teams in points and 3 and 4 in yards. They're arguably the top two defenses in the league and are benefiting from the exact same thing you seem to claim only benefits AFC defenses.

Chicago is ranked up there in both yards and points and played against 4 top ten teams and 4 below 20 teams. Throw in SF with the top offenses that gives you 5 and the other 11 games were against teams ranked 14th or lower. 14th being Minnesota with that world beater Ponder at QB.

Nobody plays a schedule full of elite teams.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:28 PM

Ever wonder why the AFC hasn't won a Super Bowl in 5 years? Maybe because they suck. The Patriots get gifted a Super Bowl experience, like this year, or someone like the Steelers, and they get embarrassed.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:57 PM

Ever wonder why the AFC hasn't won a Super Bowl in 5 years? Maybe because they suck. The Patriots get gifted a Super Bowl experience, like this year, or someone like the Steelers, and they get embarrassed.

Pittsburgh won it 4 years ago. (TWICE in the last 7 years)
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:59 PM

double post