So one out-of-context stat is supposed to support your argument that the OLine is a "major weakness" on this team?
We're middle-of-the-pack in most OLine stats, and are actually #1 in the league in sacks allowed and sack yds lost.
I'll ask again: which of the other 31 teams have the OLine as a "major strength"? You have to make comparisons to have context for your argument.
I agree it wasn’t a conspiracy. I will there are some teams in the NFL to see more flags than not go their way and the Packers are one of them. Do I think that’s a conspiracy? No, like someone else said probably an unconscious bias towards them nothing intentional.
I don't know man, history hasn't favored us against Pitt. They look lethal right now too. I think we lose that one but if we somehow pulled a win, it would shock the NFL world. Especially since they are undefeated.
No, I agree with @chad72 for that game especially. That defense that played in the first half wasn't the same one that showed up for the second (except for that last Packer's drive when they went to a poor prevent).
Yes, Rodgers is a first ballot HoFer, so we should expect him to have success. But it was too easy for him at the beginning of that game.
But I do agree with you about the league being built for offense. Saban said it in college, and it applies to the NFL. The days of a team winning with a great defense are over. The rules are slanted for an offensive game.
All that being said - kudos to that Colts Defense!!!!
Also looks like they took less projects this time around. Last year Ya-Sin, Banogu, Okereke, and Tell were all considered super Raw. This year we took Pittman, Taylor, and Blackmon as our first 3 picks and aside from Blackmon’s injury, they were all pro ready. Looks like Ballard didn’t reach on “potential” and athleticism, and drafted proven producers. All 3 of those guys had great college production.