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Imagine your favorite NFL team is on the one-yard line and is ready to punch it in for a score. Does your team run for that tough yard or do they implement some sort of play action and pass for those precious three feet?
Last season in the NFL, there were 195 offensive touchdowns of one yard during the regular season. Of those 195, 143 (73.3%) were rushing TDs and 52 were TDs via a one-yard pass play. Before we talk about how the game has evolved to more passing TDs from one yard out, here’s a look at each NFL team last season and how many one-yard TDs they had rushing and passing. Detroit and New England topped the list each with 11 one-yard TDs; Denver and Pittsburgh tied for most passing one-yard scores, each with five; the Patriots had the most running one-yard TDs with 10.