Originally Posted by nyjunc
You mean the 0-3 team that's the kind of internal mess that rivals the clubhouse imploding on a clueless Rex? The team ranked 31st in scoring and 25th in point differential? The team that just got humiliated by the Pats on dry ground? How about Buffalo who beat that powerhouse Carolina.. who going into yesterday's game averaged only 19ppg vs 2 mediocre Ds and permitted a depleted NE score 23 against them at home? The team that ranks 20th in scoring and 17th in pts allowed? Gift to the jets by the Bucs notwithstanding, very impressive indeed.
Now let's look at why Indy is 2-1 vs 3-0.. it's because although they handled one of the SB teams handily, they lost to us in their own crib.. where luck was 7-1 going into that game! Why is Atlanta 1-2 instead of 2-1? Because Tannehill outdueled MattyMelt in crunch time and our D represented when they most needed to! You beat two '12 combined sub.500 woebegone teams from last season. And just barely. We beat 2 playoff teams (both of whom got there legitimately instead of having the postseason gift wrapped because an already clinched team considered them a late season meaningless game). We beat 2 top 10 QBs including 1 who just traveled west to pummell one of the 2 reigning Conference Championships. Notice I didn't bring up Cleveland.. cuz although their D is formidible, beating them earns us about the same bragging rights as being gifted the TB and 1 TD win over the Bills.
Our coaching is precise.. Philbin would not have made some of the boneheaded onfield decisions that your glorofied DC did yesterday. As one of the least penalized teams in the league, do you really think committing 20 penalties yourself (and don't forget the 13/101yd of penalties the disarrayed Bucs committed as part of your gift in game 1), would have kept you in the game against us? We'd have won by 2 TDs at least, so please don't delude yourself by what for you so far can be characterized kindly as "fantasy wins."
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