What's the score when M and lil' bro play, because both defenses need some help. The big advantage I do see for the good guys are the half-time adjustments. M's defense coming out in the 2nd half has been about 75% better than the 1st.
The D is so much more fundamentally sound this year from last. I'm all muppets when I remember this is only the 3rd game in this scheme, and it's only going to get better.