When a team can go 15-1 with the Worst Pass Defense in NFL History-- then it's pretty much an OVERRATED STAT. (2011 Packers)
Don't forget that the #2 team on the list was the 13-3 Patriots of 2011 who played in the Super Bowl.
#3 was the 9-7 Falcons (1995) who made the playoffs
#5 was the 10-6 Jets (1986) that won a playoff game that season.
#6 was the 10-6 Chargers (1981) that made it to the AFC Championship game
So of the 6 worst pass Ds in history (entering this season) 5 of them had winning seasons and made the playoffs.
Hell this years Redskins (along with us and the Saints) are set to be in the top/bottom 5 ever and they are likely headed to the postseason.
It kinda throws a wrench in the idea that pass D is what has kept us from winning.
These type of records mean nothing now when you consider....
5 teams pass Ds from the past 2 seasons are among the very worst ever
You had 3 QBs going over 5000 yards last year (Rodgers would have made 4 if he had played week 17) and we could have 2 this year, that had only ever been done twice in history.
A wideout is aiming at 2000 yards which has never even been thought about before.
Something tells me that while our pass D is bad (nobody wants to be last placed) it's not as bad a situation as many claim, it's just the way the league is going.
Even the rushing record is under threat this season too, Goodell has virtually killed defense in the league (and is looking at ways to finish the job off) so these records are going to fall again and again, once legendary statistical marks will become common things.