After week 12, we were 5-6. Here is a breakdown of the win streak:
Week 13: 23 rushes, 37 passes (22-37 for a 59.5% CP, 3TD's, no picks)
Week 14: 22 rushes, 23 passes (15-23 for a 65.2% CP, 2 TD's, no picks)
Week 15: 30 rushes, 28 passes (19-28 for a 67.9% CP, 1TD, 1 int)
Week 16: 42 rushes, 23 passes (15-23 for a 65.2% CP, 1TD, 1 int)
Week 17: 17 rushes, 36 passes (23-36 for a 63.9% CP, 3 TD's, no picks)
The one obvious stat that sticks out is the run/pass ratio. Sure, in week 17 we had 36 passes to 17 runs, but we were coming off 2 weeks in which we ran more than we passed, including a whopping 42 rushes to just 23 passes the week prior. This left teams unsure what to expect.
Garcia was also very efficient over the win streak, although I feel he had it a bit easier with the balanced play calling.
Another thing the stats won't show - the morale of the team just seemed to be better. You could just tell that the new balanced attack had rallied the team, and the players were enjoying themselves and playing with more heart. Garcia's leadership didn't hurt either.
An interesting article from the time -
"We were in a rut offensively, and I call the plays," Reid said. "It starts with me. You take a hard look at yourself in that situation, and we weren't moving the football. If I'm in a rut, I feel very comfortable turning to Marty. So that's what we did."
The full article is here.
So, we are obviously in a "rut" once again, so where is the adaptation? Where is the change? Why did he recognize his shortcomings in the 2006 season and make a change, but insists on feeding us the same old "keep firing" nonsense this season?