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Steelers' 08 D# one of the bests ever ?

hey everyone, i'm new here and i'm a Brazilian Steelers fan. Well, i write for the Pittsburgh Steelers Brasil blog and i have just made a research and found very interesting numbers. First of all, sorry for the poor english. Now to the thing that really matters:

Here goes a comparison of the 08 Steelers D with  Miami's D of 1973  ,  Steelers' D of  1974 D,  Cowboys' D of 1977 , Bears' D of 1985 , Eagles' D of 1991 D, Baltimore's D of 2000 and the 08 Ravens defense. The stats compared are Y/P, Y/G ; PYds/P, PYds/G ; RYds/P, RYds/G and Points/G

- Defense - Yards/Play -Yards/Game

-73' Dolphins - 3.7 - 234.4
-74' Steelers - 3.6 - 219.6
-77' Cowboys - 3.7 - 229.5
-85'  Bears - 4.4 - 258.8
-91' Eagles  - 3.9 - 270.9
-00' Ravens - 4.3 - 247.9
-08' Steelers - 3.9 - 238.0
-08' Ravens - 4.5 - 253.3

- Defense - Passing Yds/Play - Passing Yds/Game

-73' Dolphins - 5.0 - 92.1
-74' Steelers - 5.5 - 104.7
-77' Cowboys - 5.4 - 111.6
-85'  Bears - 6.3 - 176.0
-91' Eagles - 6.0 - 150.8
-Ravens' 2000 - 6.0 - 187.3
-08' Steelers - 5.4 - 166.8
-08' Ravens - 6.0 - 175

- Defense - Rushing Yds/ P - Rushing Yds/G

-73' Dolphins - 3.9 - 142.2
-74' Steelers - 3.4 - 114.9
-77' Cowboys - 3.6 - 117.9
-85'  Bears - 3.7 - 82.5
-91' Eagles - 3.0 - 71.0
-Ravens' 2000 - 2.7 - 60.6
-08' Steelers - 3.1 - 71.2
-08' Ravens - 3.5 - 78.2

- Defense - Points/Game

-73' Dolphins - 10.7
-74' Steelers - 13.5
-77' Cowboys - 15.1
-85'  Bears - 12.4
-91' Eagles- 14.8
-Ravens' 2000 - 10.3
-08' Steelers - 14.2
-08' Ravens - 15.8

 

Is good to remember that the league has created a lot of rules helping offenses and that makes these stats even more impressive . This year the defense is healthy and have good depth on almost every position so i think they will keep this going...

 

any thoughts ?

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