First of all I want to say thank you to all of the great fans that moderate and post on this site. Even though I do not post or comment much, rest assured I keep up on site information almost daily. It is the best site I have found for up to date accurate information and it is much appreciated. My first post is out of the "Are you serious?!!" feeling I get from the constant lack of respect from the media (often noted on this site).
I am just looking for everyone's thought as to whether I am being too bias toward our beloved team. According to the "Power Rankings" we are not much better than the 26th to 31st ranked team. I just find this hard to believe. I just wanted to point out a couple quick stats that I pulled up.
To begin, defensively we are ranked 13th in points given up per game at 22 per game. In addition our rush defense as well all know is very solid at 3rd place with a grand total of 199 yds/game. Where we falter lies in line with our greatest defensive weakness; our secondary. This puts us more in line with the power rankings at 29th overall at 922 yards but may be in part to teams having to pass on us secondary to our stout run defense.
Now you say "yeah but our offense is sh@*". Upon closer inspection though I don't agree and here is why. Overall in yds/game we sit at 12th with 369.3, 4th in rushing at 527 yards and 25th in passing at 581. In addition, we are putting up the 20th most points per game at 21.7. All of those numbers are clearly better than the "power rankings". Also I would argue that we have done all of this against a few of the better defenses in the league. The Texans are considered one of the best right now and the Jests were supposed no slouches before the loss of Revis. I've also heard arguments with regards to the Raiders defense being one of their strengths.
Now don't get me wrong, I don't think we are top 10 team and probably not a top 15 yet but certainly we are not in the bottom seven and certainly shouldn't be ranked 8-12 slots lower than the Jests. Most of the above mentioned categories are well above any "power ranking" that I have seen. I know stats don't tell the whole story but I have seen all the games on t.v. to this point and admittedly our team is playing much better than even I (the eternal optimist) had even anticipated. What are your thoughts? Where do we belong in the power rankings: Are we really a bottom tier team and I am indeed wearing my rose colored glasses or do you think as I that the media continues to be full of ..........
Sorry for any spelling/grammatical errors and lack of photo...currently on lunch and wanted to quickly vent. Thanks for the input.
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