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How good can Fuels D really be?

 

So I decided to delve a little deeper then just your garden variety defense's overall ranking against the run , pass or total yards (which the Giants did very well in).

Here is a look at "3 and outs" and how impressive the G-Men really were with it. The rankings somewhat follow the rankings for the best defensive DVOA ratings, (Defense-Adjusted Value Over Average. Basically takes all factors into account. like weather,strength of opponent, fumbles kept or lost and so on). except that teams which get a lot of turnovers and sacks  will generally rank lower on the frequency of three-and-outs. Pittsburgh's vaunted D, for example, was just average in three-and-outs per drive because of their high forced fumble and TO rate. The Giants are the exception to this rule because they led the league in generating turnovers and posted the 3rd best "3 n out"rating. Compared to Pitt ranking 17th in the same category.

 Perry Fewell is known for his high TO rate, the whole D is based on it. But the fact that he has the Giants ranked 6th in "3 n outs" and 3rd in DVOA in his first season as D cord. is nothing short of remarkable.

 With all the bitching and moaning about our LBs, Saftey's, Osi's inability to stop the run. TT's fugazi stats. A Ross sucking, Fewell had the Giants ranked 9th against the pass, 8th against the run, #1 in 3rd down %, tied for 2nd in sacks, 1st in TOs  and 7th over all. Not sure what next yr will bring, but  Fewell has us on  track for a great season on this side of the ball. For how long do we get to keep him ? I can only hope.

Here's the Defensive company they keep.    DVOA RANK IS THE MORE IMPRESSIVE OF THE 2.

1.Steeler's

2.Packers

3.Giants

4.Ravens

5.Jets

Team 3Outs 3Outs/Drive Rank DVOA Rank
NYJ 63 32.3% 1 -7.8% 5
SD 54 30.9% 2 -6.4% 7
CHI 57 29.8% 3 -7.7% 6
GB 51 28.0% 4 -10.8% 2
OAK 55 27.2% 5 1.5% 15
NYG 52 26.3% 6 -8.0% 3
SF 49 26.1% 7 1.4% 13
WAS 50 25.3% 8 9.2% 26
MIA 44 25.1% 9 -1.9% 10
SEA 47 25.1% 10 15.0% 29
STL 47 25.1% 11 6.0% 20
CIN 44 24.9% 12 4.8% 19
KC 46 24.7% 13 6.1% 21
PHI 46 24.5% 14 1.4% 14
MIN 44 24.4% 15 0.9% 11
JAC 41 24.4% 16 21.2% 32
Team 3Outs 3Outs/Drive Rank DVOA Rank
PIT 41 23.4% 17 -18.5% 1
IND 40 23.1% 18 8.2% 24
NO 38 22.9% 19 -2.6% 9
BAL 41 22.7% 20 -7.9% 4
CAR 42 22.3% 21 1.8% 16
DET 41 22.2% 22 6.6% 22
ATL 38 21.7% 23 1.2% 12
BUF 40 21.5% 24 10.1% 28
DEN 39 20.6% 25 19.6% 30
DAL 34 18.9% 26 9.9% 27
ARI 37 18.7% 27 8.2% 25
NE 32 18.3% 28 4.7% 18
TEN 32 17.7% 29 -4.0% 8
CLE 29 16.9% 30 4.1% 17
TB 29 16.8% 31 6.9% 23
HOU 28 16.7% 32 21.0% 31  

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