We haven't blitzed as much this year because we haven't needed to, but even when we do, it's still zone coverage on the back end.
And no, we're not changing defensive schemes with 13 games down in a 16 game season.
I know what the scheme is. Great teams make adjustments and change things around, if not you pay the price. You just witnessed the Saints do what no other team has done against us. So what do you do? Play them again the exact same way and hope that it works this time?
if he plays like he's been playing I wouldn't consider him elite. Our defense has been carrying the team so far.
Newton in a sense also carries the team and deserves MVP consideration. He provides a huge boost to the run game and then helps turn many sacks into crazy gains with a scramble, then he's one of the best short yard options in football. A certain MVP candidate.
I'm certainly a Newton supporter. But his flaws are so clear and while he's getting better it hasn't really been a "lightbulb" kind of moment.
Which one is it? Defense carrying us or Cam is... why people keep saying this?
Everybody is doing their jobs which is why we're on a win streak. No one is carrying or being carried by anybody
This is if our records end up identical. Unless we beat the Saints twice. Assuming we split 1-1
1. Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games between the clubs).
2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.
Here's to sweeping the Falcons, that's a MUST WIN GAME. MUST WIN
3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.
This is where it gets interesting. Saints beat the Bills, Cardinals... teams we lost to. We beat the Patriots, a team Saints lost to. Jets - MUST WIN. Why? Cause the Saints lost to the Jets. Here's hoping the Saints lost to the Seahawks, cause we lost to the Seahawks. We need the Saints to lose to Seahawks. And/or the Rams. It would be amazing to lose to both. We got it if that happens and we split 1-1
4. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
This right here if it comes down to this is the KILLER. These fugers are undefeated vs NFC so far. If they lose tonight and we SPLIT with them, that would be only 2 losses against the NFC unless they lose to the Rams which would make 3 NFC losses(Panthers, Hawks, Rams) to our 3 losses(Saints, Hawks, Cards)... but if they do see 3 ^^^^
So realistically speaking here... its looking like we have to defeat them twice. And that sucks cause UNLIKE the NBA, the NFL don't reward the team with the best record HFA. There's nothing wrong with a wildcard. Its extremely possible to bulldozer to the SB it happens a lot. Just like... it's also possible to defeat them twice