Originally Posted by jrdrylie
That is what we are doing. We are saying that points is what matters more. You came back and said that the Saints gave the offenses longer fields to work with and allowed relatively few special teams touchdowns. But neither of those is true. They gave offenses fewer yards to cover than 75% of the league. only 31% of the league gave up more special teams TDs than them.
So neither of your excuses for why they gave up so few points was true. Now, you want to compare them with the '81 Colts? Let's do that.
New Orleans Saints gave up 7042 yards compared to 6793 for the Colts. So they gave up 4.4% more yards. However, offenses in 1981 put up 3.7% fewer yards than they did in 2012. So if you add 3.7% to the Colts total, you get 7041 yards.
Move on to points. New Orleans only gave up 454 points. Baltimore gave up 533! That's 14.8% fewer. This is despite the fact that in 2012, teams on average score 2.1 points more per game.
this is nice and all but all ive argued is that points arent the go to metric to judge a defense by
Least favourite potential saints first roundpick as cited pre-draft
2010: Patrick Robinson --> Check
2011: Mark Ingram --> Check
2012: no pick
2013: Kenny Vaccaro --> Check