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  1. Kyle Field conditions challenging for teams

    Sam Khan Jr.

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Late in the fourth quarter, the fans at Kyle Field let out a loud cheer after freshman backup quarterback Kyle Allen completed a pass to Malcome Kennedy for a 9-yard gain and a first down. But the cheer wasn't for Allen o...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
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  3. Three-and-out: BC remembers Crowther

    Jack McCluskey

    CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- To say that the Eagles had a little extra motivation this week would be cliche. It would also be true. First down: Thursday marked the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center i...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  4. Plays that defined Florida's new offense

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's first play of the game was a pass. Twenty-four of UF's first 31 first-down plays were passes. The Gators piled up 655 yards of offense in Saturday's 65-0 season-opening victory against Eastern Michigan. To say the de...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  5. Three-and-out: BC can't stop Pitt run

    Jack McCluskey

    CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Both teams knew that stopping the run would be crucial in Friday night's matchup. But only one team managed to pull that feat off. First down: Pittsburgh back James Conner, a load at 6-foot-2 and 250 pounds, came into th...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  6. Three-and-out: BC tight on time

    Jack McCluskey

    Time is of the essence for the Eagles this week. First down: By the time Boston College coach Steve Addazio met with the media for his weekly Monday session at around 1 p.m. ET, the Eagles already had completed two practices (one in full pads) in ...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  7. Flacco backs Harbaugh's aggressiveness

    Jamison Hensley

    Joe Flacco wasn't pleased with the Baltimore Ravens' results on fourth down in Saturday's preseason game against the Washington Redskins. He did, however, believe it was the right decision to go for the first down both times. On the opening ...

    Blog | August 24, 2014
  8. Jets sink Colts behind Michael Vick-led TD drive in opener

    Vick leads Jets to TD drive in 13-10 win vs. Colts

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 07, 2014
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  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
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  19. 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