NFL offenses mark a playoff milestone for vanguard sports ,
The teams that best took advantage of that offensive surge succeeded during the regular season. One of those offensive juggernauts will win the Super Bowl.
This year marks the first time in modern league history that the top four scoring offenses have reached their conference championship games.
Where the teams playing in the wild-card round won behind stifling defense, the Dallas Cowboys,
Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Chargers were largely overwhelmed and overmatched when
taking on the big boys this weekend. They were all losers.
A bad defense has a good shot at winning Super Bowl
There’s nary an elite defense in sight. Outside of the Patriots, one could argue that there aren’t even good defenses remaining in the playoffs. The Patriots were seventh-best in scoring defense this season, allowing 20.3 points per game.
The Saints have shown flashes, but fielded the league’s 14th-ranked scoring defense, allowing 22.1 points per game.
The Rams field a unit filled with top-shelf defensive names like Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh, Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters. But the product on the field hasn’t reflected that pedigree as Los Angeles ranked 20th in the league allowing 24 points per game.
And the Chiefs. Well. The Chiefs are just plain bad on defense, despite their mysterious dominance over Andrew Luck’s Colt’s on Saturday. Their 24th-ranked scoring defense allowed a whopping 26.3 point per game.
Perfect storm of talent, play-calling
But defensive shortcomings haven’t mattered for any of those teams. Most of the time, the offensive powerhouses on each team have had enough fuel to outscore their opponents. Patrick Mahomes,
Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Jared Goff have simply proven to be too overwhelming too often.