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I wanted to supplement Ben Miller's answer with some information on how difficult it actually is to defeat a team 3 times in one season. It is often said that it is very difficult for an NFL team to beat another team 3 times in one season, but it turns out that is not true. According to an ESPN article, from 1970 through 2019, teams that swept an opponent ...


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As of January 2021, the PAT would not be required in this case. The now updated Rule 4.8.2(c) states: If a touchdown is made on the last play of a period, the Try attempt shall be made (except during a sudden-death period, or if a touchdown is scored during a down in which time in the fourth period expires, and a successful Try would not affect the outcome ...


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one would think it would surely be possible to get more up-to-date measurements of running speed and/or acceleration. Yeah there are more up to date stats on players stats and acceleration, but not official results captured at the same time where all teams agree on them. A lot of times when watching games, if a receiver or punt returner breaks out defenders ...


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it would surely be possible to get more up-to-date measurements of running speed and/or acceleration one would think Absolutely it's possible, and in these days of analytics every single NFL team will be doing this for every player multiple times a season. But they don't make that data public, both because it could give an advantage to opposing teams and ...


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This is a 2 parter. First part will be the rule enforcing the call, second will be the reason behind the rule. There is a special rule surrounding fumbles after the 2 minute warning of either half. Article 6. Fumble After Two-Minute Warning of the NFL rulebook states: If a fumble by either team occurs after the two-minute warning: a) The ball may be ...


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Two different rules could actually apply here, and neither mentions "forward" fumbles being advanceable anywhere in the current rulebook. First is the rule for Fourth Down Fumbles, Rule 8.7.5: If a fourth-down fumble occurs during a play from scrimmage: (c) If the recovery or catch is by a teammate of the player who fumbled, the ball is dead, and ...


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The only reason for this is because of the concussion protocols they have to follow. I to have seen this but the only reason they do that is to Not get penalized Stay Safe Like the hit to Antonio Brown By Vontaze Burfict you could do that 20 - 30 years ago but not know because of all of the rules. Just because of the rules they are doing this. Advantage is ...


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I think you are mistaken about how the Strength of Schedule tiebreaker works. When ranking teams, there are a series of tiebreakers that are used. Tie breaker number 6 is "Strength of Schedule," and it is indeed the team with the higher Strength of Schedule that is ranked above a team with a lower Strength of Schedule. I think where you might be ...


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