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This has to be the most telling stat in the NFL. I say NFL because for most teams, the talent level is so close unlike on the college level. At the collegiate level, many high talent teams are able to overcome some turnovers due to depth and talent. But not the NFL.

We have got to get better at it. This year, we ranked 24th in the NFL with a -7 turnover margin. We were 26th in takeaways and 14th in giveaways. We need more defensive playmakers to create turnovers.

I did a little research to show how important turnovers are to winning. 8 of the top 10 teams in turnover ratio made the playoffs. The top 5 teams in TR had a combined regular season record of 59-21 while the bottom 5 had a combined record of 29-51.

In the NFC, 6 teams had a regular season record of 9-7 or better. Those teams had a combined TR of +20. The 10 teams that had 8-8 records or worse had a combined TR of -42.

In the AFC, 7 teams had a regular season record of 9-7 or better. Those teams had a combined TR of +67. The 9 teams that had 8-8 records or worse had a combined TR of -59.

You can say what you want about having a balanced offensive attack or about being able to stop the run, but if you can't win the turnover battle you likely won't win many games.

BTW, the team with the best TR during the playoffs is,,,,,,the New York Giants.
 
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