An "unrealistic metric" helped cost the Falcons a win today against one of the league's weakest fronts...
Falcons Short Yardage Rushing Success Rate today:
1st & 1 - Turner for 0 yards - FAIL!
3rd & 1 - Turner for -1 yards - FAIL!
2nd & 1 - Turner for 1 yard - SUCCESS!
2nd & 1 - Turner for -1 yards - FAIL!
3rd & 1 - Ryan sneak for 1 yard - SUCCESS!
1st & 5 - Turner for 0 yards - FAIL!
3rd & 1 - Turner for -1 yards. - FAIL!
Rushing: 2 of 7, 28.6% success rate
on Halloween, Pudge wrote:
The Falcons are dead last in Football Outsiders power success which measures teams ability to convert on 3rd and 4th & short, as well as goal line situations. That's down from 22nd last year, when it was clear to all that we couldn't win in short yardage. The success of the passing game has really masked our inability to get the tough yards on the ground...
...I'm just saying if this season comes down to the Falcons needing to convert a 4th & 1 in the fourth quarter vs. anybody come January to try and continue a late drive/comeback, then the odds are stacked HEAVILY against the Falcons to pull it out.
fun gus wrote:
Like Halloween , every Fall the same thing, "Football Outsiders= some unrealistic metric"