(01-20-2013 09:13 PM)AUTiger7222 Wrote: Why should the Falcons offense have to score every time get the ball in order to "protect" the defense? I'm old school. I believe that if you score 24 points on offense you should be able to win 80-90% of the time.
How many possessions did the Falcons have in this game? 10 if that many? That's not enough possessions for an offense this good. When you have a defense that gives up a lot of yards that means the other team is on the field a lot which limits the offensive possessions which means if the offense doesn't score on every possession your chances of winning are very slim. I pointed out my concerns in this area months ago because it was that much of a problem.
that's kind of the point of an offense, especially ours. We have two #1 receivers and the best TE to ever play the game, no reason why we shouldn't be scoring on every possession. But to not score at all during the entire 2nd half is inexcusable. We score 1 TD or 2 FGs in the second half and the game is ours, but we turn it over twice instead and squander the one turnover that the D managed to deliver us. D gave up just as many points in the 2nd half as they did in the first, O just never showed up after halftime.