…in yards given up. Perhaps the new key to success in the NFL is just hemorrhaging total yards as a defense. The Pack and the Pats are #32 and #31 respectively in pass yards given up so far.
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Nah, the real conclusion is that yards given up is a useless metric in deciding how good a defense is. (Same with yards gained and offenses).
Yeah, the Packers D hasn’t been nearly as smothering as it was last year. But #30?! The Chiefs, Falcons, Colts, Dolphins, Rams, Raiders, and Panthers have all allowed more points than the Packers.
And, in spite of two relatively close games, only 5 teams (the Lions, BIlls, Texans, Jets, and Patriots) have a better point differential (points scored – points allowed)
[…] the new key to success in the NFL is just hemorrhaging total yards as a defense," writes Hayes. "The Pack and the Pats are #32 and #31 respectively in pass yards given up so […]
I am not an opptimist here. If GB gives up 400+ passing yards this week, they will lose. The defense is a problem and it must be fixed, now. It is all on Capers to resolve it.
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