Defenses Have Gotten Downright Offensive in NFL

Lost fundamentals and practice time on defensive has led to huge offensive gains.

During Sunday Night Football, the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs combined for 83 points and one, count ’em one, punt, in 60 minutes of football.

High-scoring games have been the rule, not the exception, this season and with teams regularly combining to score 70 more points, defense in the NFL appears to be deader than disco.

Why?

There are myriad reasons (rule changes that favor the offense, improved quarterback play, college-style offensive concepts), but many defensive coaches also point to a lack of fundamentals in the players coming out of college and a lack of time to teach them.

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