19 Aug 2010
In the Ravens section of FOA 2010, there's a paragraph on "Penalties" that seems to suggest that the Ravens lost more games than they should have in 2009 because they are penalty-prone on defense:
"...the Ravens defense committed a staggering number of penalties last season, and it directly contributed to the underperformance of the team."
But the Pregame Show section of FOA 2010 mentions that "Teams with more offensive penalties generally lose more games, but there is no correlation between defensive penalties and losses."
Which of these is the more correct in describing the Ravens of 2009 and going forward? The Pregame Show paragraph does acknowledge that "Specific defensive penalties of course lose games..." - so it seems possible that the Ravens happened to lose several 2009 games because of defensive flags - but that paragraph's argument seems to be that over the season, that should have evened out for the Ravens - unless what it's really saying is that over several seasons, it would even out for the Ravens, not necessarily just in a single season?
Thanks for any clarification or explanations.
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