25 Aug 2004
Apparently Troy Aikman reads Football Outsiders because he's asking the Competition Committee to make some changes in how they keep offensive and defensive statistics. He basically calls the current "total defense" stat a joke and suggests a defensive measure similar to the QB rating as one solution. And while the QB rating has its shortcomings, anything would be better than what the NFL is currently passing off as statistics.
The Giants and Ravens set a record in Super Bowl XXXV with 21 total punts. That record may well be in jeopardy. But in this battle of top defenses, Carolina's superior and more flexible offense gives the Panthers the edge.