Thursday, October 30, 2008

Raiders Have AFC West's Top Rated Defense.

Bill Williamson breaks down the reason that the AFC West, as a division, is sucking so much against the rest of the league this year.

He points to the defensive rankings, which has the Raiders at #26.

That's the highest ranked team of any of the four, and he has a handy little chart in the middle of his post showing exactly where each team is in the league rankings, and then says this:

The biggest problem in the AFC West is the poor defensive play. The NFL overall defensive statistics show that Oakland has the best defense in the division. It is ranked 26th in the NFL. Yes, that's the best overall defensive ranking in the division.

What's that, Bill?

It was so nice you wrote it twice: The Raiders have the Best Defense in the division.

Okay, I get it, he's trying to say that #26 is not good, and that division as a whole sucks because every team has a shitty defense.

But only a cynic would look at those statistics and not see the glaring truth:

The Oakland Raiders have the Best Defense in the AFC West.

We'll take what we can get.

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