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Replay reversals holding at 44 percent

replay_equipReplay reversals through ten weeks are holding a steady rate of 44 percent, up about 0.6 percentage points from six weeks ago. Last year — which was the first year centralized replay was introduced — coaches saw less than 40 percent reversals, which was down from 52 percent in 2013.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera has the most challenges with 7 — and has improved his replay shutouts from prior years.

Replay statistics through Week 10

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. Charger coach Mike McCoy has not challenged a play so far this year.

  Coach   Reversals Challenges Success %
1 Dan Campbell MIA 2 2 1.000
  Ken Whisenhunt† TEN 2 2 1.000
  Jack Del Rio OAK 1 1 1.000
  Lovie Smith TB 1 1 1.000
5 Rex Ryan BUF 5 6 .833
6 Marvin Lewis CIN 3 4 .750
  Jim Caldwell DET 3 4 .750
  Mike McCarthy GB 3 4 .750
  Bill O’Brien HOU 3 4 .750
  Pete Carroll SEA 3 4 .750
11 John Harbaugh BAL 3 6 .500
  Dan Quinn ATL 2 4 .500
  Jeff Fisher STL 2 4 .500
  Andy Reid KC 1 2 .500
  Bill Belichick NE 1 2 .500
  Jay Gruden WAS 1 2 .500
17 Ron Rivera CAR 3 7 .429
Replay Booth NFL 53 132 .402
18 Bruce Arians AZ 3 8 .375
19 Jason Garrett DAL 1 3 .333
  Todd Bowles NYJ 1 3 .333
21 Mike Pettine CLE 2 7 .286
22 John Fox CHI 1 4 .250
  Gary Kubiak DEN 1 4 .250
  Mike Zimmer MIN 1 4 .250
  Tom Coughlin NYG 1 4 .250
  Chip Kelly PHI 1 4 .250
27 Joe Philbin† MIA 0 1 .000
  Mike Mularky  TEN 0 1 .000
29 Sean Peyton NO 0 2 .000
30 Chuck Pagano IND 0 3 .000
  Gus Bradley JAX 0 3 .000
  Mike Tomlin PIT 0 3 .000
  Jim Tomsula SF 0 3 .000
Coach’s total   51 116 .440

(2014 final replay statistics) Totals including the replay official: 104/244, .426
†-No longer with team. Source: NFL game statistics, regular season only.

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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