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tensigh t1_j3r0xii wrote

The OP said that offense had more impact than defense, but with the Niners their defense always surpassed their offense.

You could call it an anomoly but in their case defense had a "bigger impact" on their success.


hallese t1_j3r2jfd wrote

Yet the ten game win streak correlates with their offensive improvements, right? This has been a trend for decades. Hell, I wrote about this in grad school and started my professional career off that project. The - at the time - ten highest scoring teams in NFL history had all finished .750 or better, but only one of them had won the Super Bowl up to that point. In the playoffs, and I suspect this is due to good defenses appearing to be more consistent than good offenses, defense became a better indicator of success. For instance, in 2010 the top two defenses were Pittsburgh and Green Bay, who played each other in the Super Bowl that year. Top two offenses? San Diego and New England who combined for zero playoff wins that year.


Antani101 t1_j3r4gog wrote

They had a good defense but without a good offense they weren't winning 10 straight


tensigh t1_j3ri1b9 wrote

I agree totally. My assertion was that the Niners were an anomoly because their defense consistently outperformed their offense. The statement was "offense had a bigger impact", using the Chiefs as an example. The Niners, however, seem to refute that, or at least, are an exception.


Antani101 t1_j3rxs2d wrote

No they don't.

Even with a consistently good defense they weren't going anywhere.