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Replay reversals up sharply

 The percentage of reversals on coach’s challenges has risen about 5 percentage points from 39.4% at the end of the 2014 season to 43.4% after week 4, while the reversal percentage including booth reviews has increased 10 percentage points from 36.6% to 46.2%.

Jim Caldwell leads the pack getting reversals on all 3 coach’s challenges through week 4, while the Saints, Falcons, Giants, Eagles, and Chargers have yet to throw the challenge flag. Ron Rivera has challenged the most plays so far, recording a 50% reversal rate on 6 challenges.

Replay statistics through Week 4

The table below shows the percentage of reversals by coach’s challenge so far this season. The number of reviews initiated by the replay official is shown for reference.

  Coach   Reversals Challenges Success %
1 Jim Caldwell DET 3 3 1.000
  Rex Ryan BUF 1 1 1.000
  Mike McCarthy GB 1 1 1.000
  Lovie Smith TB 1 1 1.000
  Ken Whisenhunt TEN 1 1 1.000
6 Bill O’Brien HOU 3 4 .750
7 Ron Rivera CAR 3 6 .500
  Bruce Arians AZ 1 2 .500
  John Harbaugh BAL 1 2 .500
  Marvin Lewis CIN 1 2 .500
  Gary Kubiak DEN 1 2 .500
  Mike Zimmer MIN 1 2 .500
  Jack Del Rio OAK 1 2 .500
  Pete Carroll SEA 1 2 .500
Replay Booth NFL 31 64 .484
15 John Fox CHI 1 3 .333
  Mike Pettine CLE 1 3 .333
  Jason Garrett DAL 1 3 .333
18 Chuck Pagano IND 0 1 .000
  Gus Bradley JAX 0 1 .000
  Andy Reid KC 0 1 .000
  Joe Philbin† MIA 0 1 .000
  Bill Belichick NE 0 1 .000
  Jeff Fisher STL 0 1 .000
  Mike Tomlin PIT 0 2 .000
  Jim Tomsula SF 0 2 .000
  Todd Bowles NYJ 0 3 .000
N/A Dan Quinn ATL 0 0  
  Sean Peyton NO 0 0  
  Tom Coughlin NYG 0 0  
  Chip Kelly PHI 0 0  
  Mike McCoy SD 0 0  
Coach’s total   23 53 .434

(2014 final replay statistics) Totals including the replay official: 54/117, .462

Source: NFL game statistics, regular season only. †-No longer with team.

3 thoughts on “Replay reversals up sharply

  1. Interesting that the overturn percentage is up. I wonder if that correlates with the fact that the league office is now in communication with the R to make sure the call gets made correctly?

    Any chance we can get replay reversals by officiating crew for the next one of these?

  2. Higher than the first three weeks of the replacements, I believe. Good thing they got those pay raises!!!! Only Congress can pay raises like that and still do a terrible job. Make them accountable week-by-week and see if things get better.

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