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Play Name That Team (and what it teaches us about offense)

First and foremost I would like to say I did not come up with this idea. I found the premise on a NY Times link but could not find it again. But I wanted to share it with MHR. I did check the stats they can be found at NFL.com.  Also this is my first post. Ever. I used to make fun of bloggers but it seems the older I get the more my passion as a fan grows. That blue and orange kool aid is a helluva drug! 

That being said who's ready to play?

The 2008 Denver Broncos offensive numbers:

Total Yards - 6333

Total Plays - 1019

Avg Yards Per Play - 6.21

 

Rushing Yards - 1862

Rushing Yds Per Att. - 4.8

 

Our Mystery Team's offensive numbers:

Total Yards - 6580

Total Plays - 1058

Avg. Yards Per Play - 6.21

Rushing Yards - 1849

Rushing Yds Per Att - 4.1

Can you guess the mystery team yet?  They look similar so far but here is where it gets interesting...

08 Broncos:

Touchdowns - 42

Points Per Game - 23.1

Mystery Team:

Touchdowns - 75

Points Per Game - 36.8

Have a guess? You might be right. Here's the kicker...

08 Broncos Record 8-8

Mystery Team Record 16-0

 

That's right. If yards were all that mattered the 08 Broncos were very much the peer of the undeafeted 07 Patriots. But when push comes to shove points and wins are what count. My conclusion is that the 08 Broncos offense was extemely inefficient  and certainly was not good enough to be considered untouchable by Coach McDaniels. 17.11 yards per point for our beloved but unfortunately bumbling Broncos.   11.17 yards per point for those condescending 07 Pats. I hope this helps those that think McD should have fixed the D and left the offense alone to see that it would have been the last thing we wanted. 

 

 

 

This is a Fan-Created Comment on MileHighReport.com. The opinion here is not necessarily shared by the editorial staff of MHR

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