Dallas had seven fumbles and lost two (1 Viewer)

srcampbell

Hall-of-Famer
VIP Contributor
Joined
Oct 5, 2006
Messages
5,163
Reaction score
3,130
Age
47
Location
New Rochelle, NY
Offline
What are the odds of that happening? We can force them but just can't recover. I don't get it.
 

gpupil

ALL-MADDEN TEAM
Joined
Jun 10, 2008
Messages
2,904
Reaction score
6,205
Location
Lake Charles
Offline
That was one of the things making me nervous. It seemed like every bounce was going there way. It's very hard to win a game like that.
 

AARPSaint

Super Moderator
Super Moderator
Gold VIP Contributor
Joined
Mar 6, 1998
Messages
25,185
Reaction score
20,400
Age
74
Location
West Chester, PA
Offline
Last year's NFCCG was the same thing. Fans of other teams who say that the Saints are lucky need to reconsider.
 

bradman1965

Redacted
VIP Contributor
Joined
Apr 28, 2003
Messages
9,377
Reaction score
3,164
Offline
What are the odds of that happening? We can force them but just can't recover. I don't get it.

The odds on a fumble recovery are basically random, so 2 out of 7 is definitely unlucky territory.
 

rich006

Guest
Joined
Oct 21, 2010
Messages
30
Reaction score
31
Offline
As Aikman pointed out, we got a few good bounces in the kicking game--the KO that bounced just inside the pylon for the touchback, the huge punt bounce, and also a couple of FG near-misses. Agreed, we didn't get the breaks on the ref calls or the fumble recoveries. The fumble recovery thing has been happening all year. Our D has forced a lot of fumbles, but not recovered many. That's just luck and should turn around eventually.
 

helofixer

Schlägertruppen
Super Moderator
Gold VIP Contributor
Joined
Jul 22, 2000
Messages
12,591
Reaction score
724
Age
52
Location
Metry, Bra
Offline
"#55, #55, please pick up the loose ball phone. #55, please pick up the loose ball phone."

Two times you have the ball in your hands and a Cowboy comes away with it? Please.
 

JMTrio

Rookie
Joined
Dec 2, 2009
Messages
70
Reaction score
27
Offline
Just goes to show what a great team we have, to win this one with luck, the refs, and the cowboys all working against them!
 

CHI-TOWNSAINT

More than 15K posts served!
Gold VIP Contributor
Joined
Jul 27, 2003
Messages
16,824
Reaction score
6,206
Age
42
Location
Earth
Offline
As Aikman pointed out, we got a few good bounces in the kicking game--the KO that bounced just inside the pylon for the touchback, the huge punt bounce, and also a couple of FG near-misses. Agreed, we didn't get the breaks on the ref calls or the fumble recoveries. The fumble recovery thing has been happening all year. Our D has forced a lot of fumbles, but not recovered many. That's just luck and should turn around eventually.

I would love to know what two near misses they were speaking of. The only one that was remotely close to the upright was the 42 yarder, but the kick was solid....it's not like it was fading and barely crossed between the poles before fading outside it.

If that was indeed said, what a huge stretch. Hartley hit every ball today flush. The 50 yarder would have been good from 65.
 

TheIronSheik

ALL-MADDEN TEAM
Joined
Sep 8, 2008
Messages
2,307
Reaction score
1,465
Online
One of the 2 fumbles the Saints get was on that botched punt in which more like a bad punt.
 

bornnraisedwhodat

More than 15K posts served!
Joined
Dec 15, 2009
Messages
26,097
Reaction score
26,878
Offline
Yeah this saints hater I know was saying we were lucky ... I pointed at the stat.
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Users who are viewing this thread

 

New Orleans Saints Twitter Feed

 

Headlines

Top Bottom