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Halloween Special: Beware of SCARY Patriots Defense

Patrick Chung dejected after being shredded by Pittsburgh on Sunday. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

It’s Halloween and we have one of the scariest sights you will see all day.

Ready?

You may want to avoid direct eye-contact of numbers below.

NFL Rank Scary Statistic Comments
32 424 yards allowed per game. We knew it was bad, but consider this: The Indianapolis Colts and St. Lous Rams are ahead of the Patriots. The Colts and Rams.
32 6.4 yards allowed per play. By this account, it would take less than two plays run by an opposing offense for a first down.
t-31 Teams are completing 46 percent on third downs. This will cause you to lose football games. See Pittsburgh.
32 2,262 passing yards allowed. Chad Henne had 416 yards passing against the Patriots in Week 1. Are we all that surprised?
This is scary.. Devin McCourtey, Patrick Chung and Kyle Arrington are 1, 2 and 3 respectively in tackles this season for Patriots. It doesn’t take a genius to figure this one out. Anytime you leading tacklers are defensive backs something isn’t right.

If that didn’t scare you enough, see this:

Since 2007, the Patriots have drafted seven defensive backs — six of the seven were drafted in rounds one or two. Of those seven, three remain on the team. T-H-R-E-E.

Happy Halloween!

About Matthew Marcantonio - @M_Marcantonio

Matthew Marcantonio is the Patriots and college football editor at Sports of Boston. Marcantonio has contributed for two newspapers; the Sentinel & Enterprise (Leominster, Mass) and The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La) and held internships with The Bleacher Report and Sports Illustrated.

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One comment for “Halloween Special: Beware of SCARY Patriots Defense”

  1. Wow, scary! And now we know why Belichick opted for the onside kick. He was frightened by the notion his defense could stop the Steelers…

    Posted by KC Downey | October 31, 2011, 10:39 pm

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