Why Don't Teams Go For It More On Fourth Downs?

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  1. Playoffs

    Playoffs Subscribed Contributor

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    Actually an article on the state of analytics but thought this chart was interesting in regard to the NFL. Thought Chip Kelly might bring going for it on 4th to the pros...


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    College football fourth-down success rates in 2013 by yard line and yards to go.(click for larger)

    WHY DON'T TEAMS GO FOR IT MORE ON FOURTH DOWNS?
     
  2. Blake

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    You make a 1st down. Thats good. Most likely you still need yardage before you are even in field goal range. You dont make it and you lose momentum, team gets a little deflated, the other team is probably already in FG range.
     

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