|10-08-2007, 10:13 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2001
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We may break one record this year.
At this pace, we are bound to break it.
Check some fo these stats:
Rushing Yards Per Game (Def): 187.6
Total Yards Given Up (5 games): 938 (WTF)
Average Yards Per Carry: 5.2 (Holy ****)
20+ Yard Runs: 7
40+ Yard Runs: 2
51 First Downs For 28%
Teams are running the ball on us 36.4 attempts per game behind only the Fish at 38.4 attempts per game.
Extrapolate those numbers
3002 yards given up
21 20+ Yard runs
6 40+ yard runs
Now the top 3 worst rushing defenses of all time were:
3,228 Buffalo, 1978
3,106 New Orleans, 1980
3,010 Baltimore, 1978
Im not sure when the 16 game season began, but if prior to 1978 then 3228 is attainable, if post 1978 then it is likely Buffalo will remain worst rushing defense ever adjusted per game. Jeez. Granted this is assuming the worst is yet to come for our belaguered defense that we break that remarkably horrible Buffalo record (Wow, thats really amazing, thats averaging over 200 ypg given up...stunning) however, we can possibly test that.
What's worse, our best run defense was in game 1. Except for a bump against Jacksonville, we would have 4 straight 200 yard games against us!
Buff: 113 yards
Oak: 200 Yards
Jax: 186 Yards (bump)
Indy: 226 Yards (Are you kidding me!?!?)
SD: 214 Yards
The overall ypg average has increased every single game. Alright, this is bad on the epic "Jamal Lewis stomping on the Cleveland Browns" proportions. You know how bad that is? That is Oakland Raider 2006 offense bad. Yeah. That bad. I think that alone is reason enough to watch, and something to cheer for. No, not breaking the records for (As Homer would say[paraphrased]) "the suckiest sucky suck team to ever suck on the field", but for cheering that we don't break any ominous crap records. At this rate our average per game given up will be over 200 in game 9 of the season and may reach a bazillion yards per game by the end. (That last part was tongue in cheek, just to let you know this post is mostly in the lighthearted yet still curiously interesting tone).