jamsomatic wrote:The best defense in the NFL? In my mind that belongs to San Fran.
Yes. Now I agree that a strong argument could be made for San Francisco having the best defense in the NFL (having seen both I actually agree with that) ... BUT, statistically speaking Football Outsiders
in their most recent update had the Bears Defense ranked as being far and away the #1 defense in the NFL. It's hard to argue in looking at some of their numbers. BEFORE today's game that defense was ...
2nd Fewest in Points Allowed (15.9 Pts/Game)
2nd Best in Forced Fumbles (18)
#1 in Interceptions (with 20)
#1 in Interceptions Returned for TD's (7)
#1 in the NFL with a +13 Give Away/Take Away Margin
2nd in Fewest Rushing TD's allowed (only 3)
3rd Best in terms of 3rd Down Conversions Allowed (only allowed 32.4% of them to be converted).
5th in Most Sacks (30)
6th in Passing Yards/Game Allowed (210 Yards/Game)
8th in Rushing Yards/Game Allowed (96.9 Yards/Game)
10th in Tackles for Loss (37)
Just putting this all in perspective.