So doing my fantasy research I came upon an interesting article going over strength of schedule over the last 5 weeks. I came upon one obvious data point, and then one that I am still scratching my head over. I wanted to put it out there and get some either rational or at least the conformation that other are just as confused as I.
Now while I don't know the calculations that went into it, fantasy does not equal real life and I haven't trusted anything that Harris has done for many years now I wanted to get some opinions from ya'll.
The Jump is there for a reason so guess ill use it..... JUMP.
First was the fairly common perception that we are terrible against the run.
Playoff Matchups: RBs. Here are the defenses who have been least- and most-vulnerable to opposing RBs the past five weeks:
|Toughest vs. RB||Weakest vs. RB|
|1. 49ers D/ST||32. Panthers D/ST|
|2. Dolphins D/ST||31. Colts D/ST|
|3. Texans D/ST||30. Buccaneers D/ST|
|4. Falcons D/ST||29. Bills D/ST|
|5. Bears D/ST||
28. Eagles D/ST
Now while I didn't think we were the worst in the NFL (especially considering what we did to Blunt last week) I can live with this but what I still don't understand was the next chart.
Playoff Matchups: QBs. These are the defenses who have the best and worst opponent-independent ratings against quarterbacks over the past five weeks:
|Toughest vs. QB||Weakest vs. QB|
|1. Texans D/ST||32. Patriots D/ST|
|2. Lions D/ST||31. Panthers D/ST|
|3. Steelers D/ST||30. Chargers D/ST|
|4. Chiefs D/ST||29. Eagles D/ST|
|5. Bears D/ST||28. Bengals D/ST|
The Pats, as expected, are the worst but I would have never pegged us as #2. Considering this is my first post (I am one of those creepers that has been following for over 2 years but not contributing) I am not sure what I am trying to accomplish here I just wanted to start the conversation on why this might be, and if it is true what needs to change (or just start a hate Harris rant which is just fine by me).