ShulaSteakhouse Posted October 3, 2011 Report Share Posted October 3, 2011 Not sure what to read into this, other than they are doing a great job, obviously. 275 YPG is #1 in the NFL, they've given up 74 points, which is in the top 10, but that's obviously due to offensive turnovers and field position woes.They are 2-2 because of their defense, and hanging in every game as well - very Baltimore-like. Of course they haven't played the likes of New England, New Orleans, et al.., but Buffalo was a great test and despite giving up a 9+ minute drive, they were excellent.The Clements pick-up was very good. CB's are asked to do a lot here. They will get burnt and look bad more often than not, but he and Hall are doing very well.Howard, Lawson and Crocker have improved weakensses from the last few years in coverage. Really like Howard's ability to cover Rb's and TE's downfield in particular. Rey and Nelson are doing a great job against the run. The d-line is one of the best in the league, and Dunlap/Geno/Johnson are starting to make their presence felt as the season wears on.So, if the 0-line can get better and they can score 21-24 a game, they are actually in good shape. Win the next two games and stay healthy, could get interesting. Never thought I'd say that after the last two weeks and yesterday's 1st half, but the #'s don't lie - their defense may be a top 5 unit all season long and that can take them places.Weird year - it's all on the offense to step up. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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