20 Jun 2007
Here's an interesting little stat from the ProFootballReference.com blog, courtesy of Doug Drinen: "...the 2006 San Francisco 49ers had the worst point differential of any 7-9 team in history.... There has, in fact, only been one 6-10 team ever to post a worse point differential. And the 49ers compiled this differential against a weak schedule."
So, as Drinen writes, were the 49ers a really lucky 7-9, or just a "clutch team that played their best football when it counted the most?" (For 2006, FO had San Francisco with 6.2 estimated wins and 5.1 Pythagorean wins.) And more importantly, what does this mean for 2007?
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Just in case Sunday night did not make it clear, defense rules the NFL in 2016. The best teams in overall DVOA all combine top-five defenses with below-average offenses. The Eagles now lead the league in both defense and special teams and are back to No. 1 overall.