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At the one yard line: Run or pass?

At the one yard line: Run or pass?

Hyped by on December 13, 2013 Website: www.statsontapp.com

The ball is at the opponents’ one yard line. Does the offensive coordinator call for a straight-ahead running play; power-football at it’s best? Or does the team have some sort of play-action pass they think will surprise the defense? How about a fade route to a tall wide receiver? How does that offensive team navigate that last yard for a touchdown? What’s the call?

With the focus on taller receivers, athletic tight ends and play-action, the calls at the one yard line have certainly changed in the NFL in the last several years. For example: In 2000, there were 311 plays at the one yard line. More than seventy-seven percent of those calls were for a running play; just under 23 percent were a passing play. This season (through Week #14) there have been 307 plays at the one yard line. Sixty-seven percent were a running play, while 33 percent were a passing play. The passing play at the one yard line has definitely become more of an option in today’s NFL.

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