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The media is picking this up more; in the last ten years or so, it's been fairly commonly mentioned in the media. This article by the Ringer points out that we're seeing poor 4th down decisions about half as often as we were ten years ago; the person they quote mentions "Win Probability Forfeited"1 specifically as the statistic that reduced by half....


Normally during the 4th quarter when a team is down they will go for it, but other than that if they are in their own ten they will just punt because the defense has a chance of stopping the opponent rather than giving them an easy score.

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