I don't give Mark all the credit. 6 of the 11 games they allowed more than 17 pts. The D was GOOD not GREAT, at times they played great but they also blew many leads. people get too caught up in rankings w/o watching the units perform.
Similar role w/ less help around him.
Eli's #s are skewed b/c of the run in 2011 where he played a much larger role than he played in 2007 BUT it still ultimately came down to D/STs getting to and winning another SB.
It means mark hasn't seen a moment too big for him unlike Eli who has been SHUT OUT in postseason at HOME.
The O wasn't devastated, they came back w/ a nice drive giving their D rest but the D allowed Pitt to control the clock all 1st half. when the O got us back in it w./in a score the D allowed Pitt to run out the clock.
I believe NYG wins both if Mark is their QB, I think talent around the QB plays a major role in development.
when were these 3rd downs? what were the situations? it's nice to post stats w/o context but that doesn't really help a discussion. The hail mary on a 3rd down counts the same as Mark scrmabling from pressure, redirecting a WR and throwing a dart down the sidelines for a huge 1st down.
Mark contributed a ton, he didn't have one drive. our D didn't hold opponents to 7-10 pts.
In Tebow's 5 comebacks in 2011:
D allowed 15, O scored 18
D allowed 13, O scored 10
D allowed 13, O scored 16
D allowed 30, O scored 28
D allowed 10, O scored 13
Outside avg: D allowed 16.2, O scored 17
removing the one game where they actually scored in Minny it was: D allowed 12.8, O scored 14.2
In Sanchez's 5 comebacks:
D allowed 20, O scored 24
D allowed 20, O scored 23
D allowed 20, O scored 26
D allowed 27, O scored 30
D allowed 16, O scored 17
avg: D allowed 21, O scored 24