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    Re: Vikes "D" ranking during the "W" streak.

    "snowinapril" wrote:
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    The most important conclusion is that Chicago has been giving up over 100 yards per game against the rush! Why don't people just jam it down their throats? Yeah they're good against the pass, but run the gol 'darnit ball!
    Can you answer your own question, what are they giving up for YPCarry?

    I would say if that number is low, it is probably because teams are playing run ball control with them. If teams are running on them the whole game, thinkin that that is how to beat them, let the Bears shoot themselves in the foot, that would explain why they are giving up more than 100 ypg.

    So, how do they compare in YPC and Rushing attemtps against.

    The first team to go ZERO TO against the Bears will beat the Bears or just have less TO than the Bears.
    Well for the season they rank second @ 3.4 yards per carry. Over those 5 games it's a little more at 3.7 yards.

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    Re: Vikes "D" ranking during the "W" streak.

    "ltrey33" wrote:
    Well for the season they rank second @ 3.4 yards per carry. Over those 5 games it's a little more at 3.7 yards.
    I think that is promising for us and the other teams that have to play the Bears.

    Man they have been fortunate, what is it, they have like 7 def TDs this year. Don't quote me on that, but it is up there.

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    Re: Vikes "D" ranking during the "W" streak.

    Which defense has put the most points on the board? Bears have to rate high in that category.
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    Re: Vikes "D" ranking during the "W" streak.

    The nice thing is we are 25th overall ... jumped three spots just this week ... we could actually get into the top 20 in defense after being 28th almost all of the first half season.

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    Re: Vikes "D" ranking during the "W" streak.

    "ltrey33" wrote:
    Well, I didn't figure out EVERYONE because that would have taken waayyyyyy too long, but here is how we stack up against the league's top 5 rated defenses (for the year) over the last 5 games.
    *of course these are all unofficial stats because I did them using NFL.com and a pen and paper :grin:

    Points Per Game
    1. Carolina- 9 PPG
    2. Chicago- 9.2 PPG
    3. Minnesota- 16 PPG
    4. Jacksonville- 16.6 PPG
    5. Indianapolis- 17 PPG
    6. Tampa Bay- 22.4 PPG

    Avg. Yards Allowed
    1. Carolina- 243.4 YPG
    2. Chicago- 263 YPG
    3. Jacksonville- 273.4 YPG
    4. Minnesota- 283 YPG
    5. Indianapolis- 289.2 YPG
    6. Tampa Bay- 327.4 YPG

    Avg. Pass Yards Allowed
    1. Carolina- 148.2 YPG
    2. Chicago- 157.4 YPG
    3. Jacksonville- 199.6 YPG
    4. Minnesota- 205.8 YPG
    5. Indianapolis- 207.8 YPG
    6. Tampa Bay- 208.4 YPG

    Avg. Rush Yards Allowed
    1. Jacksonville- 73.8 YPG
    2. Minnesota- 77.2 YPG
    3. Indianapolis- 81.4 YPG
    4. Carolina- 95.2 YPG
    5. Chicago- 105.6 YPG (no, that's not a typo)
    6. Tampa Bay- 119 YPG

    So from these stats we can see several things. First of all, that over the past 5 games, our defense has been playing as well or better than the defenses everyone considers to be so great around the league. Secondly, it shows that over the past 5 games Chicago doesn't have the best defense. Instead, it's Carolina who rank first among these teams in Yards, Points, Pass Yards and Rush Yards allowed.

    The most important conclusion is that Chicago has been giving up over 100 yards per game against the rush! Why don't people just jam it down their throats? Yeah they're good against the pass, but run the gol 'darnit ball!
    Thanks for the summary. Interesting stuff. There are many times a pretty small differential between different statistics. That's why it's often more useful to rank them in tiers like top, middle, bottom. Even then the differentiation between different categories can be minimal. At least we are far enough into the season to see some significant overall trends transpiring. It is interesting to see the D stats blocked against the beginning of the Vikes winning streak.

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    Re: Vikes "D" ranking during the "W" streak.

    "midgensa" wrote:
    The nice thing is we are 25th overall ... jumped three spots just this week ... we could actually get into the top 20 in defense after being 28th almost all of the first half season.
    that would be crazy after the way this team has started off this year. And sure we havent played any top teir teams but our team has still gotten a ton of turnovers, had a lot of 3 and outs, and we have stopped people in the red zone. (if anyone else wants to check I would like to konw what our red zone % has been on D.) I am not convinced that we are in the elite defenses in the league but we have made leaps and bounds this year and each week I see the defense moving in the right direction and continuing to develop

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    Re: Vikes "D" ranking during the "W" streak.

    our defense, particularly the run defense is playing incredible... if we didn't start out so slowly, our run defense would be top 5. and our pas defense has been a ball-hawking one...we get the TO's we need to win games...

    St. louis should be a good game...however, they are very inconsistent and sometimes they run the ball very well...trick is to get a 2 td lead by the half, and they will be throwing much more to catch up.

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    Re: Vikes "D" ranking during the "W" streak.

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    Before last weeks game they said on one of the NFL shows that we were 2nd behind the Bears over the last 4 weeks. Perty nice turnaround if you ask me.

    What a coincidence!! Thats where you'll be the rest of the year too. :wink: :wink:

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    Re: Vikes "D" ranking during the "W" streak.

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    "sunny" wrote:
    Before last weeks game they said on one of the NFL shows that we were 2nd behind the Bears over the last 4 weeks. Perty nice turnaround if you ask me.

    What a coincidence!! Thats where you'll be the rest of the year too. :wink: :wink:

    Remember, smartass...the year ends on December 31...what happens the next day will be all that matters to us...

    2nd in defense plus a way better offense than the Bears = Vikes beat the Bears on January 1st...what a way to start out the New Year!!! :lol:
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    Re: Vikes "D" ranking during the "W" streak.

    "sweetness34" wrote:
    "sunny" wrote:
    Before last weeks game they said on one of the NFL shows that we were 2nd behind the Bears over the last 4 weeks. Perty nice turnaround if you ask me.

    What a coincidence!! Thats where you'll be the rest of the year too. :wink: :wink:
    That may just be true, but how is it having the worst O in the league :thebirdman:
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