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Has NFL offenses "regressed to the mean"?

Anyone remember last year's talk on how the NFL offenses would "evolve" to a pure passing attack? That you needed an elite QB to throw over 5000 yards a year to have a chance? That Defenses don't win games and the running game was not needed?

My how things have changed over 5 weeks.

Let's look at the elite offenses of last year.

Green Bay Packers (2-3). Wins against the Bears and the Saints. Losses against the 49ers, Seahawks and Colts. (Yeah, I know they should have beaten the Seahawks, but Green Bay should never have let it stay that close).

New Orleans Saints (1-4). Win against the Chargers. Losses against the Redskins, Panthers, Chiefs, and Packers.

New England Patriots (3-2). Wins against the Titans, Bills, and Broncos. Losses against the Cardinals and the Ravens.

What are the top teams?

(5-0) - Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans (Yeah, the game hasn't been played yet. I'll change this if they lose...heh.)

(4-1) - Baltimore Ravens, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers.

There is a trend of hard-nosed teams with good Defenses that have the good records. I contend that old-school football is making a comeback. That the so-called "elite" offenses were as much of a fad as the run-and-shoot. That Defenses will still win you championships.

I do have one point against me though. One of the talking heads mentioned that old-school football was making a comeback.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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