BayAreafbfan wrote: The Radish wrote:
BayAreafbfan wrote:How so? I seem to remember the 49ers blowing out the Jets and Bills and then getting a beat down by the Giants. Blowing out the Bills is a weak measuring stick to gauge how great an offence is.
And who asked you to do that? If you're going to continue to just find arguing points forever you might find yourself in the short stay unit here.
Oh yeah, getting tied and then beaten by St. Louis might be the same on your side of the ball.
No denying that. Those two Rams game were terrible. Just pointing out that blowing out two bottom feeder teams in a row doesn't mean you have a top tier NFL offence. They are good wins and I credit you that but we have all seen this time and time again in the NFL over the years.
Actually, it kind of does. Seattle is top 5 in point differential and point differential is a better predictor of future wins than won/loss record.
Although, an interesting thing about that. SF beat the Pats but the Pats were overrated, as I said far and wide before the game. I expected this win. The Patriots run up the score against every team they can. They play an aggressive passing offense to the very end and usually tack on 1 or 2 extra touchdowns. Then the media builds them up like they're the best team in 10 years. Point differential is a great predictor EXCEPT when compared to a couple other elite teams like Seattle and SF, who don't run up the score. When the Patriots play truly elite teams, they're exposed as only elite, and not all-timer status.
 Seattle has finished two games this season on long time eating drives. In the last two games when they've "run up the score" according to the media because of specific single plays they've highlighted, Seattle has put a tiny handful of extra points on the board, I think 10 total out of over 100. They could have easily scored 70+ each game. These point differentials were legit indicators of quality.