Originally Posted by Manusky91
You have to take into account the human aspect of this defense. In the games where they faltered, they were physically exhausted. It was in those games that the offense could not stay on the field. You can't expect any D to be on the field the whole game and pitch a shutout.
I think this past Giants game was the only one, except the Lions game, where they got the 1st downs when they needed them...at the end of the game to kill the clock.
I'm not talking about pitching a shutout. I'm talking about needing to make 1 stand to win the game. I'm talking about things like giving up a 55 yd pass with essentailly no time on the clock to allow the opponent into scoring position. That type of thing.