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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Danno Its odd, we gave up 500 yards but it was probably our best defensive effort to date. Not sure what to read into that one. It reminded me a LOT of the Detroit playoff game in ...

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Old 10-27-2014, 11:55 AM   #11
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Its odd, we gave up 500 yards but it was probably our best defensive effort to date.

Not sure what to read into that one.
It reminded me a LOT of the Detroit playoff game in 2011/12. If you didn't watch the game and looked at their numbers the next day, on paper Detroit looked like they were doing well and were in the game. Megatron and Stafford seemed like they were great, on paper, with their usual tons of yards. But the reality on the field and the scoreboard was totally different. That's what this game reminded me of.
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what is really funny is for once SP got out played called. today gB coaches are answer what were you thinking ? question from media

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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
Its odd, we gave up 500 yards but it was probably our best defensive effort to date.

Not sure what to read into that one.
The defense lacks consistency, depth and a good pass rush...
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:13 PM   #14
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We got fortunate on both of the deflection interceptions and it swung the game in our favor. But very good to see Corey White was in the right place and playing well to allow those picks to happen.

Outside of some fails trying to tackle Eddie Lacy, our tackling was better than usual.
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:49 PM   #15
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Our offense was keeping up with them just fine before he got hurt.
Our defense was even just a little better than theirs too. If he didn't get hurt 9 times out of 10 we win that game anyway.

We cause two interceptions against a QB who is regarded as one of the best if not the best in the league with only one interception all year, actually get a little pressure for a change and beat what many were calling a Super Bowl contender by 3 touchdowns and people are still *****ing.
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Our offense was keeping up with them just fine before he got hurt.
Our defense was even just a little better than theirs too. If he didn't get hurt 9 times out of 10 we win that game anyway.

We cause two interceptions against a QB who is regarded as one of the best if not the best in the league with only one interception all year, actually get a little pressure for a change and beat what many were calling a Super Bowl contender by 3 touchdowns and people are still *****ing.
That or they're claiming we'll blow it Carolina next week.
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they played with heart last night but there are still some areas of concern we need to mop up especially on the road

our secondary was getting hit bad with short receptions in the flats
white and ball were way off the ball
this is Aaron Rodgers
the key was we tightened within the red zone

too many mistackles in the secondary, although Lacey was certainly earning those extra yards

Finally - we send Cooks vertical and utilize his speed
he busted right past the safeties on that TD

Jimmy shows up this game

and Drew fortunately doesn't have a receiver bat the ball in the air for a gift (we got those bounces)

the media is focusing on a huge injury to Aaron Rodgers
didn't look like he was hurt while he fired darts and eluded sacks during the second half

we matched them score for score and then some when the turnovers and bonehead Packers going for it on their 40 occurred

glad to see Payton not blowing a game with tom foolery
shut them down on third down
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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
Its odd, we gave up 500 yards but it was probably our best defensive effort to date.

Not sure what to read into that one.
The way I see it, is what I call "Barry Sanders Stats". Barry Sanders was probably the all-time most exciting RB to watch, but he wasn't efficient at moving the ball consistently. You'd see his stats after a game, and see 120 yards rushing on 30 attempts, then you look at the runs, and see he had one run of 80 yards, and the other 29 were 1, -1, 2, -1.. etc. (and those were THE most exciting -1 yard running plays you saw in your life)... so the total number was impressive, but the running game was not efficient at consistently moving the ball.

Similarly, the Packers, in 2 passing plays very early in the game (their first 2 drives), got 137 yards. That's roughly 1/3rd of their passing yards in 2 plays. The other 281 yards Rodgers threw for, it took him 26 completions in 37 attempts, which is still very decent by NFL standards, but it is not the dominant performance the 418 total yards suggest.
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:23 PM   #20
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"Giving up 491 yards, 400 in the air, and that's when their qb was hurt after their 1st drive in the 2nd half, doesn't indicate that this defense is any better.

3 consecutive red zone drives all ending with very perplexing playcalling does not mean that this offense is any better."

How does a defense that isn't any better, after giving up a 70 yard touchdown pass on the opening drive keep the Packers from the end zone until the fourth quarter?

How does a defense that isn't any better force Green Bay to kick 2 FGs after they were in the red zone?

And in case you missed it, last night's game was only the THIRD time in NFL HISTORY that neither team punted!

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