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Old 12-30-2012, 12:21 PM   #148
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Originally Posted by Broncobiv View Post
Honestly, I doubt such a study even exists. There isn't enough data due to the fact that it is so rare for a team to go for 2 before the 4th quarter (unless they're down by like 4 TD). That in itself is proof that kicking the XP is the right call.

You never know what is going to happen later in the game score-wise, whether it be FG's or TD's, and by which team. Take the guaranteed points and go for 2 only when necessary. I guess it's just coincidence that "my opinion" just happens to be shared by virtually every football coach in existence?
http://www.theredzone.org/Features/T...sionChart.aspx

No where on that chart does it say "wait for 4th quarter" to start following chart.

In my experiences of watching football, I would guesstimate that teams go for 2 in about 1/2 the pre-4th quarter situations as the Texans faced earlier in the game. Certainly not close to the "rare" instance, or "virtually" every coach as you claim kicks that extra point.
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