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    Rams Tied For 7th in NFL Scoring Defense

    For a new defense still finding it's way, I couldn't have asked for more at this point. We've given up some big plays here and there, but to be holding opponents to 14.7 points per game is impressive IMO.

    "Bend but don't break" has been the style so far, but I expect less bending as the defense as a whole improves and continues to be aggresive and opportunistic.


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    Re: Rams Tied For 7th in NFL Scoring Defense

    Wow. Who would have thought this much this soon?!?

    Thanks for the notice. Imagine if our D as a whole does, in effect, improve and continues to be aggressive and opportunistic as you put it!

    Watch out! :O

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    Re: Rams Tied For 7th in NFL Scoring Defense

    Don't care how many yards we give up. As long as our Defense steps up and prevents them from scoring. Our D has played very well. We don't let any team really drive on us, its usually two or three big plays a game that lead to them scoring.

    On a side note, I'd love to know what our Redzone Defense is.

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    Re: Rams Tied For 7th in NFL Scoring Defense

    I honestly never thought I'd ever see anything like this for the defense. Even bringing in Haslett, I didn't think we'd be in the Top 10. WOW. I am impressed, even if it is just week 3 going on week 4...


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    Re: Rams Tied For 7th in NFL Scoring Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by Varg6 View Post
    I honestly never thought I'd ever see anything like this for the defense. Even bringing in Haslett, I didn't think we'd be in the Top 10. WOW. I am impressed, even if it is just week 3 going on week 4...
    Were Top 10 in scoring D, not Total Defense.

    Just to clear it up!

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    Re: Rams Tied For 7th in NFL Scoring Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by RamsFan16 View Post
    On a side note, I'd love to know what our Redzone Defense is.
    This is where they really seem to come up big with goal-line stands and forced turnovers at critical times. You gotta love it.

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    Re: Rams Tied For 7th in NFL Scoring Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by RamsFan16 View Post
    On a side note, I'd love to know what our Redzone Defense is.
    Dexter Coakley's INT in the endzone?

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    Re: Rams Tied For 7th in NFL Scoring Defense

    I mean, what our Redzone Defense is ranked in the NFL.

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    Re: Rams Tied For 7th in NFL Scoring Defense

    Here are the Defensive Red Zone Rankings from Pro Football Weekly. We're ranked 9th, but look at that ultra low Scoring Percentage of .556, 2nd lowest in the NFL. Only San Diego and Baltimore are better. That is awesome!



    Team Poss TD FG Scor Pct TD Pct

    1. Den. 9 1 4 .556 .111
    2. Balt. 6 1 1 .333 .167
    3. Atl. 6 1 3 .667 .167
    4. K.C. 5 1 4 1.000 .200
    5. Minn. 9 2 7 1.000 .222
    6. N.E. 4 1 2 .750 .250
    7. Chi. 4 1 2 .750 .250
    8. S.D. 3 1 0 .333 .333
    9. St.L. 9 3 2 .556 .333
    10. Jax. 3 1 1 .667 .333
    11. G.B. 6 2 3 .833 .333
    12. Mia. 6 2 3 .833 .333
    13. N.O. 10 4 3 .700 .400
    14. Oak. 10 4 5 .900 .400
    15. Phil. 7 3 2 .714 .429
    16. Cin. 11 5 4 .818 .455
    17. Car. 11 5 6 1.000 .455
    18. Clev. 11 5 6 1.000 .455
    19. T.B. 10 5 1 .600 .500
    20. Dall. 6 3 1 .667 .500
    21. N.Y.J. 12 6 3 .750 .500
    22. Ariz. 10 5 3 .800 .500
    23. Ten. 15 8 4 .800 .533
    24. Pitt. 9 5 3 .889 .556
    25. Det. 7 4 3 1.000 .571
    26. S.F. 13 8 4 .923 .615
    27. Hou. 11 7 1 .727 .636
    28. N.Y.G. 12 8 4 1.000 .667
    29. Sea. 3 2 1 1.000 .667
    30. Buff. 7 5 1 .857 .714
    31. Wash. 7 5 2 1.000 .714
    32. Ind. 7 6 0 .857 .857

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    Re: Rams Tied For 7th in NFL Scoring Defense

    Wow! That is outstanding! I love every bit of it! Thanks man!

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    Re: Rams Tied For 7th in NFL Scoring Defense

    It's early in the season but you have to be impressed with a D that, including two divisional road games, can post those kinds of numbers. It speaks of an underlying strength that should serve us well throughout the rest of the season.

    The fact that they have more than held their own whilst the O has hardly been dominating is also a hopeful sign.

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    Re: Rams Tied For 7th in NFL Scoring Defense

    lest see what the D is ranked at the half way point. That would give us a better indication. But it is looking real good

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    Re: Rams Tied For 7th in NFL Scoring Defense

    IMHO, this stat show just how much our Def as/is improving. 14.7 pts per game! say no more! speaks for it's self..

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    Re: Rams Tied For 7th in NFL Scoring Defense

    Again I have to wonder why the NFL officially ranks defenses by yards given up instead of scoring defense. In my opinion scoring defense is the stat that matters, you don't win a lot of games with 500 yards of offense if the defense forces a turnover every time you enter the redzone. We sure have forced a few critical turnovers in the redzone where it really matters and that I think is one of the hallmarks of a great defense - the ability to step it up a notch when it's really needed. That said I don't think we're a top10 defense yet, but the progress has been very impressive so far, can't wait to see the rest of what's up Haslett's sleeve!

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    Re: Rams Tied For 7th in NFL Scoring Defense

    Red Zone is tough to rank because of plays like KW made last week and if a teams offense hands the ball over via the turnover inside their own 20. Also I don't think fg's should figure in the average for scoring D in the Red Zone. Just touchdowns, that's a true measure IMO of how tough your D is in the Red Zone. Reaaly for me total points allowed is the most important stat.

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