The Shifting Wind

Coaches appeared to be going for it on fourth-and-short routinely, often in their own territory, and yet commentators’ heads weren’t exploding. Has the thinking really shifted, and is it here to stay?

NFL Week 16 December 27, 2021, 1:43 pm ET
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NFL Week 16 December 27, 2021, 1:43 pm ET
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A Curious Decision in Baltimore

Play for OT or win in regulation? This is the question John Harbaugh faced on Sunday. Let's examine the decision-making process that went into another controversial call of the weekend.

NFL Week 15 December 20, 2021, 2:25 pm ET
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NFL Week 15 December 20, 2021, 2:25 pm ET
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Late-Game Leverage

Fourth-down strategies in the late stages of a football game can become justifiably more aggressive. However, these decisions still require careful calculation and are often quite complex, especially when the game is close.

NFL Week 14 December 14, 2021, 12:54 am ET
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NFL Week 14 December 14, 2021, 12:54 am ET
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