First quarter scores mean victories. This is a PASSING league.
Chris Carter and Michael Kay both said it right today:
"[B]If you score first you have a 58% chance of winning. If you score two times in the first quarter you have a 82% chance of winning[/B]".
3 years and almost no points in the first 15 minutes of every regular season game.
"[B]Ground and Pound sounds good and is a good sound bite. It's a nice simple idea that you can win a super bowl with a QB who manages the game for you. However, this is a passing league. All the rules favor the passing game. Against the elite QB's you are going to fail more often than succeed - even with the best of defenses. You cannot expect to win most of your games trying to manage the clock - not since 2000 you can't[/B]."
3 years and no vertical game and no wins via shootouts.