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Another Way To Look At It.

That's right! 18.75% of the season complete may be a little early for the traditional quarterly report, but enough has happened that it just forced me to jump the gun. Peyton is impossible to describe, other than just WOW!

Just when you are wondering if there is a game that he won't set a new record, you hear him break records you've never heard of. 15 passes in a row, & then a dropped pass freezes that new number as an all time Bronco record.

We knew from the start this year was going to be special, and unless Peyton has a bad day, (is that possible?) he will continue to break records every single game this year. Tom Brady gets the dry heaves every time he hears that Peyton completed another first down pass to Wes Welker.

He also realizes that Peyton is on his way to completing 64 TD passes this year which means Tom will have to toss out that huge 50TD's Trophy he had made up at the trophy shop downtown. (I think his wife is tired of having to toss it out of the bed every night anyway.)

When it comes down to the difference makers in the NFL, there are only a couple of stats that matter to me. Wins & losses, points, for & against, & the take away differential. Here's what they show me.

In the table below, the first column is The rank straight across the board. There is a column for Points Differential, Points For, Points Against & Take Away Give Away Differential. It's pretty amazing to see a team like the Giants floundering so badly in so many of these categories.

I decided to play around with these rankings to see what they might indicate, (if anything) and came up with this preliminary point system. I'm going to continue to track the teams based upon this idea and see how it all pans out at the end of the year.

I'm totalling the ranks that each team falls into and the team with the lowest score is currently winning the battle for top rank. The wins that each team has are subtracted from their score, and any losses are added, and so an equal W/L record has no affect on the original total. Also, the win loss record of the teams they have played get put into the mix.

Their opponents win loss records are added & subtracted, with the wins subtracted & the losses added. I figure that doing this will help to reflect the "strength of the opponents" each team played and help to adjust that issue. Hey, this might end up being fun to do if nothing else, and it is all about wins and losses, points scored and allowed, and how nasty the defense is about take aways.

Here's what we have after three games.

TEAM RANK

TEAM

W-L

POINT DIFF

TEAM

W-L

POINTS

FOR

TEAM

W-L

POINTS

AGAINST

TEAM

W-L

TA / GA

DIFF

1

Seattle 3-0

.+ 59

Denver 3-0

127

Seattle 3-0

27

K City 3-0

.+ 9

2

Denver 3-0

.+ 56

Grn B 1-2

96

K City 3-0

34

Seattle 3-0

.+ 6

3

K City 3-0

.+ 37

Chic 3-0

95

New E 3-0

34

Chic 3-0

.+ 6

4

New O 3-0

.+ 32

Seattle 3-0

86

Carol 1-2

36

Tenn 2-1

.+ 5

5

Carol 1-2

.+ 32

Dallas 2-1

83

New O 3-0

38

Indi 2-1

.+ 4

6

Dallas 2-1

.+ 28

Detroit 2-1

82

Indi 2-1

48

New E 3-0

.+ 3

7

New E 3-0

.+ 25

Minn 0-3

81

NY J 2-1

50

Dallas 2-1

.+ 3

8

Miami 3-0

.+ 21

Phili 1-2

79

Miami 3-0

53

Detroit 2-1

.+ 3

9

Chic 3-0

.+ 21

San D 1-2

78

Dallas 2-1

55

New O 3-0

.+ 2

10

Indiana 2-1

.+ 20

Cinci 2-1

75

Tenn 2-1

56

Miami 3-0

.+ 2

11

Detroit 2-1

.+ 13

Miami 3-0

74

Tampa 0-3

57

Buff 1-2

.+ 2

12

Cinci 2-1

.+ 11

K City 3-0

71

Cinci 2-1

64

Denver 3-0

.+ 1

13

Gn Bay 1-2

.+ 8

Balti 2-1

71

Balti 2-1

64

Carol 1-2

.+ 1

14

Balti 2-1

.+ 7

Atlanta 1-2

71

Cleve 1-2

64

Cinci 2-1

0

15

NY J 2-1

.+ 5

New O 3-0

70

Oak 1-2

67

Balti 2-1

0

16

Tenn 2-1

.+ 4

Houst 2-1

70

Detroit 2-1

69

Atlanta 1-2

0

17

Atlanta 1-2

.- 3

Carol 1-2

68

Denver 3-0

71

Minn 0-3

0

18

San D 1-2

.- 3

Indi 2-1

68

Buff 1-2

73

Tampa 0-3

0

19

Phili 1-2

.- 7

Wash 0-3

67

Chic 3-0

74

Ariz 1-2

.- 1

20

Buff 1-2

.- 8

Buff 1-2

65

Atlanta 1-2

74

St Lou 1-2

.- 1

21

Oak 1-2

.- 10

Tenn 2-1

60

Pitts 0-3

76

Grn B 1-2

.- 2

22

Houst 2-1

.- 12

New E 3-0

59

Ariz 1-2

79

Phili 1-2

.- 2

23

Minn 0-3

.- 15

St Lou 1-2

58

San D 1-2

81

Cleve 1-2

.- 2

24

Cleve 1-2

.- 17

Oak 1-2

57

Houst 2-1

82

Wash 0-3

.- 2

25

Ariz 1-2

.- 23

Ariz 1-2

56

San Fr 1-2

84

Jacks 0-3

.- 2

26

Tampa 0-3

.- 23

NY J 2-1

55

Phili 1-2

86

Houst 2-1

.- 3

27

St Lou 1-2

.- 28

NY G 0-3

54

St Lou 1-2

86

San D 1-2

.- 3

28

Wash 0-3

.- 31

Cleve 1-2

47

Grn B 1-2

88

Oak 1-2

.- 3

29

Pitts 0-3

.- 34

San Fr 1-2

44

Jacks 0-3

92

San Fr 1-2

.- 4

30

San Fr 1-2

.- 40

Pitts 0-3

42

Minn 0-3

96

NY J 2-1

.- 6

31

NY G 0-3

.- 61

Tampa 0-3

34

Wash 0-3

98

Pitts 0-3

.- 9

32

Jacks 0-3

.- 64

Jacks 0-3

28

NY G 0-3

115

NY G 0-3

.- 9

Seattle has been tough in these 4 categories scoring 1st , 4th , 1st & 2nd. Their defense has allow under 10 points per game on average. KC's defense is also the reason they have aquired their status on these two boards.

If it weren't for the fact that our offense is blowing everyone away we wouldn't be enjoying our third place rank over all. The next table shows the ranks totaled up with the adjustments made for wins and losses and the strength of opponents played.

CURRENT RANK

TEAM W/L

RANKS TO

TOTAL

SUB TOTAL

OPP W/L TO

ADJUST

ADJUSTED TOT

1

Seattle (3-0)

1+4+1+2-3

5

2-7 = +5

10

2

K City (3-0)

3+12+2+1-3

15

3-6 = +3

18

3

Denver (3-0)

2+1+17+12-3

19

3-6 = +3

22

4

Dallas (2-1)

6+5+9+7-1

26

4-5 = +1

27

5

Miami (3-0)

8+11+8+10-3

34

4-5 = +1

35

6

New O (3-0)

4+15+5+9-3

30

2-7 = +5

35

7

Chicago (3-0)

9+3+19+3-3

31

2-7 = +5

36

8

Indiana (2-1)

10+18+6+5-1

38

5-4 = -1

37

9

New E (3-0)

7+22+3+6-3

35

3-6 = +3

38

10

Carolina (1-2)

5+17+4+13+1

40

4-5 = +1

41

11

Detroit (2-1)

11+6+16+8-1

40

1-8 = +7

47

12

Cinci (2-1)

12+10+12+14-1

47

4-5 = +1

48

13

Balti (2-1)

14+13+13+15-1

54

6-3 = -3

51

14

Tenn (2-1)

16+21+10+4-1

50

3-6 = +3

53

15

Atlanta (1-2)

17+14+20+16+1

68

7-2 = -5

63

16

Buff (1-2)

20+20+18+11+1

70

6-3 = -3

67

17

San D (1-2)

18+9+23+27+1

68

5-4 = -1

67

18

Gn Bay (1-2)

13+2+28+21+1

65

3-6 = +3

68

19

Minn (0-3)

23+7+30+17+3

80

6-3 = -3

77

20

Phili (1-2)

19+8+26+22+1

76

4-5 = +1

77

21

NY J (2-1)

15+26+7+30-1

77

4-5 = +1

78

22

Tampa (0-3)

26+31+11+18+3

89

8-1 = -7

82

23

Houst (2-1)

22+16+24+26-1

87

5-4 = -1

86

24

Oak (1-2)

21+24+15+28+1

89

5-4 = -1

88

25

Ariz (1-2)

25+25+22+19+1

92

6-3 = -3

89

26

Cleve (1-2)

24+28+14+23+1

93

5-4 = -1

92

27

Wash (0-3)

28+19+31+24+3

95

4-5 = +1

96

28

St Lou (1-2)

27+23+27+20+1

98

4-5 = +1

99

29

Pitts (0-3)

29+30+21+31+3

114

7-2 = -5

109

30

San Fr (1-2)

30+29+25+29+1

114

6-3 = -3

111

31

Jacks (0-3)

32+32+29+25+3

121

7-2 = -5

116

32

NY G (0-3)

31+27+32+32+3

125

6-3 = -3

122

As you can see, KC has edged us out of the second spot, and they did it on the strength of their takeaways, as they lead the league with a +9. As you can see in the first table we are ranked #12 in that category, and that cost us 11 points right there! Fumbles, and the failure of our Defense to get turn overs is costing us that slot.

Let me know what you think of these stats, and comments and suggestions on possible ways to improve it are most definitely welcomed. According to this comparison the Giants are the worst team in the league so far this year, and the Niner's aren't far ahead of them.

Owning 1st & 2nd place in the first two categories, the Broncos Offense clearly dominates, and if our defense would have stopped that last TD by jokeland last night Seattle wouldn't be ahead in the overall points differential. If only our D had a couple of Pro Bowlers back that we are missing I think we would be seeing more forced fumbles and INTs.

The fact that our D ranks 17th in points allowed & 12th in take away differential certainly pinpoints the two major areas we need improvement in. I won't complain when the offense stops fumbling either.

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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