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2nd against the pass (155 yds). 7th against the run (68 yds). T-7th in sacks with 4. The total was 223 yds allowed. We were 11th in points allowed. Even more impressive was their 3.4 yd/play allowed which leads the league with a bullet. The next closest mark was 3.7.

 

I'm hoping for more of the same as well as more picks generated by our pass rush. I've always been a defense first guy. Nothing makes me more excited than seeing a LB with a long mean streak plant a RB on his back for a loss on 4th and inches. Pretty passes are OK, but give me a D that just b-slaps an offense every time they try anything to get things moving and I'm a happy man.

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They have a chance to be special this year. Hopefully it all comes together. 

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4 minutes ago, GreggTX said:

2nd against the pass (155 yds). 7th against the run (68 yds). T-7th in sacks with 4. The total was 223 yds allowed. We were 11th in points allowed. Even more impressive was their 3.4 yd/play allowed which leads the league with a bullet. The next closest mark was 3.7.

 

I'm hoping for more of the same as well as more picks generated by our pass rush. I've always been a defense first guy. Nothing makes me more excited than seeing a LB with a long mean streak plant a RB on his back for a loss on 4th and inches. Pretty passes are OK, but give me a D that just b-slaps an offense every time they try anything to get things moving and I'm a happy man.

I hate that we’re 11th in points because of the pick six.

 

Defense only gave up 8 points yesterday. 

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Just now, JGMcD2 said:

I hate that we’re 11th in points because of the pick six.

 

Defense only gave up 8 points yesterday. 

 

It really irks me that none of the major online stat resources take that into account. 

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I dont get that 11th in points part

 

1 - only 3 teams scored less then 16 ( Miami - 10, Chicago - 3, Cleveland - 13)

2 - only 8 of the 16 points were against Bills D

 

at worst they should be ranked 4th in points allowed

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16 minutes ago, JGMcD2 said:

I hate that we’re 11th in points because of the pick six.

 

Defense only gave up 8 points yesterday. 

 

I forgot about that. Only 2 teams gave up fewer than 8. The Pats and Pack each surrendered only 3 points.

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4 minutes ago, Tsaikotic said:

I dont get that 11th in points part

 

1 - only 3 teams scored less then 16 ( Miami - 10, Chicago - 3, Cleveland - 13)

2 - only 8 of the 16 points were against Bills D

 

at worst they should be ranked 4th in points allowed

Packers only scored 10...

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If the can generate consistent pressure on the QB this year, they will be special.

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How can 16 points allowed be a defensive stat when the offense gave up half of those? Is it because the offense is considered a defense after the ball gets intercepted? Or is this just some lazy stat that just wants to look the the final score to enumerate itself?

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7 minutes ago, BearNorth said:

Packers only scored 10...

yep..sry...didnt look close enough to scores

 

add Pit - 3, GB - 10, ATL - 12...so make that at worst 8th :)

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For this D to be truly special they will have to dial up the magic against the *Cheats.  Oliver is probably the key because Marsha has historically not handled pressure up the middle very well.

 

All that said, the *Cheats have basically owned us forever.  They have come out the chute strong this year so its hard to see any weaknesses in their situation.

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1 hour ago, Yobogoya! said:

 

It really irks me that none of the major online stat resources take that into account. 

not true. Football Outsiders does.

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I think the defensive rankings should first be based on points allowed, and points allowed while the offense is on the field (10 last week) should be removed.

 

So, the Bills should be called the #3 defense right now.

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2 hours ago, Captain Caveman said:

I think the idea is that over a 16 game season things like defensive tds tend to even out.  

Sure does- its a long season. If we can manage to stay top 5 in D and top 10 in 0 were gonna be in good shape. 

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giving up 68 yards on the ground and we're ranked 7th? getting 4 sacks and we're ranked 7th?

 

tough crowd.

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26 minutes ago, GoBills808 said:

Always appreciate a good D

Nothing like giving out some good D (stats) in the morning.

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2 hours ago, JGMcD2 said:

I hate that we’re 11th in points because of the pick six.

 

Defense only gave up 8 points yesterday. 

 

2 hours ago, StHustle said:

How can 16 points allowed be a defensive stat when the offense gave up half of those? Is it because the offense is considered a defense after the ball gets intercepted? Or is this just some lazy stat that just wants to look the the final score to enumerate itself?

Was thinking that myself. We should get extra credit since the 68 rush yards allowed were against Bell. Not bad considering they didn't produce a turnover til the 4 and out at the end😜

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Only one forced turnover.  Pass rush was much improved.  Eli is a turnover machine so I predict at least 3 INT. Run defense was good enough but had a few lapses.  They need to stack the box and stop the run this week.  Edmunds should probably spy Barkley the entire game.  He is the Giants only weapon and when he lines up out of the backfield they should double team him with Edmunds and a DB. 

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