Originally Posted by dland24
So my friend is a big Alex Smith fan, and subsequently has adopted the Chiefs as his second team (dont shoot the messenger here. I think it is as absurd as you guys probably do). We were chatting last night and he was giving me the whole "I feel so bad for Alex" song and dance, as well as the 100% blame to the defense.
So it got me thinking. I brought this up, and of course, he like a child, said I was way off base and ended the conversation. I want your guys' opinion on this. My statement to him was "it is arguable that the Colts defense played as bad as the Chiefs defense did, maybe worse when you consider the turnovers.."
Now, I know there is a huge difference between giving up a 28 point lead and a team that allows that lead to be built, and then starts to play better D after. But look at the numbers.
Total Yards given up: 536 to 513 in favor of the Colts D
3rd down percentage: 56% to 50% in favor of the Chiefs D
Turnovers created: 4 to 1 in favor of the Chiefs D
Sacks: 2 to 1 in favor of the Colts D
I mean, it looks pretty similar to me. The biggest difference being the 4 turnovers to 1....which is in favor of the Chiefs! Both defenses were god awful, and that was really the point I was trying to make.
Can anyone chime in on this? I am out of line here?