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Raiders 4-for-4 on coach’s challenges, Giants have not thrown red flag this year

Each team now has ten games on the record books, and the Raiders have shown a shrewd success in coach’s challenges this season. Coach Dennis Allen has challenged four plays this season and was correct on every one of them. Three other coaches have perfect records this season: the Cowboys’ Jason Garrett (2), the Vikings’ Leslie Frazier (2), and the Panthers’ Ron Rivera (1).

Giants coach Tom Coughlin has yet to cough up a red flag.

The Cardinals, Packers, and 49ers have called the most challenges this season with 7 each. The Cardinals also have the most reversals with 5, tied with the Broncos.

Coach’s challenge success rates through Week 11

For reference, the percentage of calls challenged by the replay officials is shown. Obviously, the replay official does not lose a challenge or a timeout with an incorrect challenge, so his percentage tends to be low. Teams below the red line on the chart have a success rate below 50 percent. The Giants are not listed, as they have not had any coach’s challenges.

# Team Challenges Reversals Pct.
1 Raiders 4 4 100%
  Cowboys 2 2 100%
  Vikings 2 2 100%
  Panthers 1 1 100%
5 Broncos 6 5 83%
6 Chiefs 4 3 75%
7 Cardinals 7 5 71%
8 Falcons 3 2 67%
  Ravens 3 2 67%
  Titans 3 2 67%
11 Packers 7 4 57%
12 Browns 6 3 50%
  Colts 4 2 50%
  Steelers 4 2 50%
  Lions 2 1 50%
  Texans 2 1 50%
17 49ers 7 3 43%
18 Dolphins 5 2 40%
  Saints 5 2 40%
  Jets 5 2 40%
  Buccaneers 5 2 40%
22 Bears 3 1 33%
  Patriots 3 1 33%
  Redskins 3 1 33%
Replay Official 171 55 32%
25 Eagles 4 1 25%
26 Bills 1 0 0%
  Jaguars 1 0 0%
  Rams 1 0 0%
  Bengals 2 0 0%
  Chargers 2 0 0%
  Seahawks 2 0 0%
  Coaches total 109 56 51%
  All challenges 280 111 40%

Source: NFL statistics. Image credit: Pro Football Hall of Fame

Ben Austro
Ben Austro
Ben Austro is the editor and founder of Football Zebras and the author of So You Think You Know Football?: The Armchair Ref's Guide to the Official Rules (on sale now)
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