How often have you heard an NFL head coach, when talking about an upcoming game, mention that his team needs to “limit the turnovers” and “protect the ball” to be successful in their upcoming game? Quite often, I bet.
So far this season there have been 81 occasions when a team played a game without a turnover. In those games, teams are 64-16-1, a .796 winning percentage. In fact, just last week seven of the league’s 32 teams had a turnover-free game: Carolina, Cincinnati, New York Giants, Baltimore, San Diego, Seattle and Tampa Bay. The Panthers, Bengals, Giants and Ravens each won their games, while the other three teams lost those turnover-free contests.