I'm a soccer fan and rarely watch NFL. But one thing that bemuses me is the conservatism in the game.
Why do teams not go for it more often on 4th and 1? The stats show it's a good play. The reward is 7 points instead of 3 and you have a 60% chance of making it.
During Super Bowl LIV on 2 February 2020, the 49ers had a chance to be on 24 points instead of 20, but they went for the kick instead.
The Chiefs made the same decision earlier in the game and went for it gaining those extra points. This game turned on those decisions.
Why isn't the media picking this up more? Why isn't the game changing towards being more aggressive?