Patriots Prove It Once Again: Offense Wins Games, But Not Many Championshipss

January 17, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Call it an upset. Call it a choke job. But however you want to refer to the New England Patriots' 28-21 loss to the New York Jets in the divisional round, there's one word you can't use: surprising.
New England looked to be the favorite to win Super Bowl XLV, rolling to a league-best 14-2 regular season record. They did it on the strength of a historically great offense; the Patriots averaged 32.38 points per game, the eighth-most in the Super Bowl era. In their last eight regular season games, they averaged 37.38 PPG and never scored less than 31.
But all that offense didn't matter when the season was on the line. And that's hardly unusual. In the Super Bowl Era, there has been little to no connection between historically great offensive production and championships.
In the 45 years of the Super Bowl, there have been 25 teams that averaged at least 30 PPG. Here's a look at all 25, along with their regular season record and how the season ended:
No. Team PPG Record ...

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