Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Hey, Idiots..the Defense didn't give up 45 points.
Interception for TD - 7 points
Fumble return for TD - 7 Points.
Fake punt for TD - 7 points.
45 - 21 = 24.
The defense gave up 24 points. That still ain't great, but it was good enough to win with an offense that scored 42 points itself.
Some will say, "they also had to defend the goal-line from the 5 when the offense fumbled, and you can't expect them to do that!" Yes, I can. I can expect them to force a fieldgoal, or a turnover. If the defense had forced a fieldgoal, that puts the defense's surrender at 20 points. That's definitely easier to swallow.
But, they didn't.
Still, 24 is NOT EQUAL to 45. Stop trying to hang this one on the defense.