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Success rate of the coach’s challenge


through Week 6 The table below shows the percentage of reversals by coaches so far this season. The Falcons, Lions, Dolphins, Vikings, and Patriots have not challenged a play yet this season. Tony Sparano did not challenge a play in his only game as interim head coach of the Raiders. The number of reviews initiated…

‘Official Review’ Week 3: a hideout and TD wipeout


The semiregular “Official Review” segment appeared for (I believe) the first time this season on NFL Total Access. Vice president of officiating Dean Blandino addressed two calls (video): The hideout play executed by Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (which we covered Sunday) was reviewed. Blandino added this illegal maneuver is legal maneuver between the goal line…