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  1. Stat check: First-down improvement a must

    Michael DiRocco

    Each day this week I'll take a look at a stat that will play a key role for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2014. It could be something the team must improve or something the team did well that must continue. It will go beyond just the basic stats and pr...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
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  3. Key factors for LSU's third-down success

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- In April, we broke down how LSU's offense led the nation in third-down efficiency last season by converting for a first down or touchdown 57.1 percent of the time. The three key names in that endeavor were quarterback Zach Mett...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  4. Ryans says additions can amp up Eagles' D

    Andy Jasner

    DeMeco Ryans saw a Philadelphia Eagles defense which improved steadily throughout last season. But as the 2014 season inches, the veteran linebacker sees a defense that can get even better. "Consistently we weren't good on first down, that put ...

    Blog | May 04, 2014
  5. Graziano: More rule changes the NFL should adopt

    Dan Graziano

    The extra point isn't the dumbest thing the NFL does. The antiquated use of first-down chains headlines six other things in the game Dan Graziano would like to see the NFL eliminate.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2014
  6. Picked-up pieces from 1st-quarter review

    Mike Reiss

    Picked-up pieces from the first quarter of the New England Patriots' 26-16 loss to the Broncos in the AFC Championship Game: 1. The Patriots' slow start on offense can be tied directly to the running game. After solid plays on first down on their ...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  7. Morning links: First-down D has improved

    Eric D. Williams

    Good morning. Bill Barnwell of Grantland breaks down the Chargers-Broncos AFC divisional matchup. Barnwell reveals why he believes San Diego's defense has played much better during the team's five-game winning streak - first-down defense. Barnwell...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  8. Keys to victory: 49ers 23, Packers 20

    ESPN Stats & Information

    What were the keys to the San Francisco 49ers' 23-20 win over the Green Bay Packers? Kaepernick's scrambling ability Colin Kaepernick had four scrambles for 85 yards, including one that got a first down on the 49ers final drive of the game. ...

    Blog | January 05, 2014
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  10. 2013's biggest game-changers

    Mike Sando

    The Green Bay Packers needed 8 yards for a first down and roughly 20 to get comfortably into range for the go-ahead field goal try with a playoff berth on the line at Chicago on Sunday. What they got instead was one of the more memorable plays in tea...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  11. Dolphins WR Brian Hartline injures knee

    James Walker

    MIAMI -- Dolphins leading receiver Brian Hartline suffered a knee injury in the first quarter against the New York Jets and was taken out of the game. The team listed his return as questionable. Hartline injured his knee during a first-down recept...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  12. NFL -- Refs erred at end of Washington Redskins-New York Giants

    The NFL said that Sunday night's officiating crew should have stopped play and eliminated confusion about the down and distance at the end of the New York Giants' 24-17 victory at Washington.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2013
  13. Washington Redskins confused by officiating error on final drive

    John Keim

    The Washington Redskins thought they had a first down, so, too did the chain gang. One group did not think it was a first down and, ultimately, they were the group that mattered: the officials.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2013
  14. Inside Calvin Johnson's 20-yard touchdown

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Matthew Stafford tried to go there two plays earlier on first down early in the third quarter, finding Calvin Johnson in single coverage in the end zone. He threw the ball up, but it hit off Johnson's leaping hands and he couldn'...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  15. Steelers-Browns: By The Numbers

    Scott Brown

    A quick hit look at the Pittsburgh Steelers-Cleveland Browns game Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium: 1: Steelers WR Jerricho Cotchery's NFL rank in first-down percentage among those who average at least two catches a game 2: Games this season in wh...

    Blog | November 23, 2013
  16. Jordan Lynch powers No. 16 Northern Illinois over Toledo

    Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch ran for three touchdowns and 161 yards to lead the No. 16 Huskies over Toledo 35-17 on Wednesday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | November 20, 2013
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  18. Locker Room Buzz: Jacksonville Jaguars

    Michael DiRocco

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Observed in the locker room after the Jacksonville Jaguars' 27-14 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Preplanned surprise: Head coach Gus Bradley said he and offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch planned to go for the first down on a f...

    Blog | November 17, 2013
  19. Revisiting Ponder's late-game misfires

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The day after the Vikings' 27-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, coach Leslie Frazier still said he saw a chance for the team to put the game away on the first-down pass Christian Ponder threw with 4:29 left in the game. Ponder ove...

    Blog | November 04, 2013