Originally Posted by 124
Really? The Ravens defense had nothing to do with them winning the Super Bowl? Zero touchdowns by Indianapolis? Shutting out the best offense in football for 30 minutes and allowing them a single touchdown (NE)? Getting two INT's off of Peyton Manning? - Take away that lucky heave by Flacco and they're eliminated right there and then. Six points in the first 35 minutes against SF?
Give me a break.
They gave up more than 400 yards and 25 first downs per game. That's really bad. And if you believe that 80-90% of turnovers are offensive mistakes, like I do, then they don't get credit for "forcing" turnovers either.
Even if you account for turnovers, their net adjusted yards allowed is still below-average for every game except for the Wild Card round against a Colts team, who, despite their record, were not actually good.
It's the 2nd year in a row that a team that could barely be considered top 10 won the Super Bowl. Don't confuse winning a single elimination tournament with being the best team.