Replay statistics through Week 14
Following last year’s spike in replay challenges, NFL head coaches were able to maintain a similar success rate when tossing the red flag through the first 14 weeks of the regular season. At the conclusion of last season, reversals following a coach’s challenge occurred 45.8% of the time. This increase from the 2014 season took place as coaches became acclimated to the strict standard of evidence standard with senior vice president of officiating Dean Blandino as a “second voice” under the hood. At this point in the season, there is a minimal increase of only 3% in won challenges by coaches, and challenges by the replay officials (which are not constrained by loss of timeouts or challenges) are roughly the same rate as in 2015.
More than half of head coaches are at or over 50% in their success rate, even though the current average is just under that mark. Rex Ryan and Doug Pederson share the lead for most coach’s challenges, with 8. Last season, Ron Rivera challenged the most, and although he is near the top of the list for accuracy, he has only challenged 4 times this season. Jaguars coach Gus Bradley and Ryan have had the most reversals with 5.
|Jack Del Rio||OAK||2||4||.500|
(2015 final replay statistics) Totals including the replay official: 120/277, .433
¹-First-year head coach, not including interim assignments. *- Playoff team. †-No longer with team. Source: NFL game statistics, regular season only. Does not include Thursday night Week 15 results.