•   
  •   
  •   

Sport 2-point conversion gambles backfire in Washington, Texans losses

00:20  19 october  2020
00:20  19 october  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Vikings' Harrison Smith ejected for targeting call on Texas' Jordan Akins

  Vikings' Harrison Smith ejected for targeting call on Texas' Jordan Akins Harrison Smith was ejected from Sunday's game after delivering a helmet-to-helmet hit on Texans tight end Jordan Akins.Smith delivered the blow to Texans tight end Jordan Akins late in the second quarter. Akins held onto the ball for a 26-yard completion, but he left the game after the play and was subsequently ruled out for the remainder of the contest with a concussion.

In gridiron football, a two - point conversion or two - point convert is a play a team attempts instead of kicking a one- point conversion immediately after it scores a touchdown. In a two - point conversion attempt, the team that just scored must run a play from scrimmage close to the opponent's goal line

2 - Point Conversing : The Texans belong in the same conversation as Chiefs, Patriots & Steelers.

Go for two or kick the extra point?

In the age of analytics, it’s a hotly debated topic almost every week in the NFL.

On Sunday, two head coaches rolled the dice with two-point conversion attempts in critical fourth-quarter situations. Both conversions failed. Both teams lost.

In New York, Washington trailed the Giants 20-13 with 3:29 remaining in the fourth quarter. Kyle Allen led a 10-play, 75-yard drive that ended with a touchdown pass to Cam Sims with 36 seconds remaining.

Since the advent of the two-point conversion in the NFL in 1994, this situation has largely been a no-brainer situation. Kick the extra point and play for overtime.

Texans owner: Jack Easterby to serve as interim GM only

  Texans owner: Jack Easterby to serve as interim GM only \On the GM side, some wondered whether Easterby would wind up with the job, given his influence within the organization. Apparently, that won’t be happening.“We’ll search for a general manager first, find the right guy, and then we’ll hire the coach,” McNair said. “Jack’s agreed to be the interim general manager while we conduct our search. Once we find the right GM, Jack will return to his position as executive vice president of football operations.

Panthers gamble , lose to Lions on failed 2 - point conversion while trailing by 1. Instead of sending out the kicking team for a game-tying extra point attempt, Rivera put his offense back on the field to attempt to take the lead with a 2 - point conversion .

Washington Redskins Botched Extra Point To Lose Game Against Tampa Bay Bucs - Продолжительность: 1:02 thebsoreport 71 670 просмотров. Alabama Two Point Conversion Iron Bowl 2011 - Продолжительность: 1:26 Tyantify 28 167 просмотров.

But with advancements in analytics combined with the extra point being moved back 13 yards in 2015, taking the high-percentage extra point isn’t an automatic decision anymore, especially on the road.

It wasn’t for Washington head coach Ron Rivera, who lived up to his “Riverboat Ron” moniker and decided to go for two to take the late lead. With the two-point conversion success rate coming at at just under 50 percent in the NFL, Rivera’s decision equated to a coin-flip to win the game.

It didn’t work out.

Allen had nowhere to throw on the conversion attempt, and his two-point pass fell haplessly into the end-zone turf. New York held on to a 20-19 victory.

Romeo Crennel faced a similar situation against the Tennessee Titans. The interim Houston Texans head coach saw his team march 69 yards in the fourth quarter on a 6:40 drive that ended with a DeShaun Watson touchdown pass to Brandin Cooks.

'Andy's been Andy': How Dallas Cowboys will forge ahead this NFL season without franchise QB Dak Prescott

  'Andy's been Andy': How Dallas Cowboys will forge ahead this NFL season without franchise QB Dak Prescott Playing without Dak Prescott for the first time since drafting the QB in 2016, the Cowboys hand the reins to Andy Dalton on Monday.Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was back at the Star for medical treatment early Thursday morning, just a few days after surgery for a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle. Teammates and coaches were thrilled to catch a smile on the face of the player whom they’d last seen carted off the field of AT&T Stadium, his ankle in a sterile splint,  tears streaming down his face.

Impeachment BACKFIRE Giving Trump Swing State Advantage, 2020 Democrats BACK AWAY From Impeachment. A new analyses by The Washington post shows that in key

Rutgers' Chris Laviano completes the pass to Leonte Carroo for a two - point conversion against Washington State.


Gallery: Offensive Report Card: Washington Football Team 'first-quarter grades' (SMG)

a baseball player pitching a ball on a field: LANDOVER, MARYLAND - OCTOBER 04: Quarterback Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Washington Football Team drops back to pass against the Baltimore Ravens in the first quarter at FedExField on October 04, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The score gave the Texans a 36-29 lead with 1:50 remaining. An extra point would give the Texans an eight-point lead and force the Titans to score a touchdown and convert for two to force overtime. A two-point conversion would give the Texans a two-possession lead with less than two minutes remaining.

Crennel, like Rivera, tried to put the game out of reach right there while playing on the road. Watson’s two-point conversion pass to Randall Cobb fell incomplete, and the Texans maintained a seven-point margin,

a man standing in front of a crowd: Houston Texans interim head coach Romeo Crennel watches from the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Houston Texans interim head coach Romeo Crennel watches from the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

The Titans responded with a touchdown drive that concluded with a Ryan Tannehill pass to A.J. Brown with four seconds remaining. Titans head coach Mike Vrabel did not gamble. He opted for the extra-point attempt, which Stephen Gostkowski converted to force overtime.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones laments 'glaring difference' between Dak Prescott, Andy Dalton

  Cowboys owner Jerry Jones laments 'glaring difference' between Dak Prescott, Andy Dalton Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy and RB Ezekiel Elliott break down the Cowboys' Week 6 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

The fire was rumored to have been set by Antifa, but Ashland Police Chief Tighe O'Meara said the evidence indicates otherwise. On Monday in Spokane, Washington , Christine Comello, 36, was arrested after allegedly starting multiple fires . She was booked for second degree arson, first degree

The San Francisco 49ers take a bad snap on an extra point and score a two - point conversion . This is the only time since 1994 that a team has successfully

The Titans scored on the opening possession of overtime to win the game, 42-36.

Both gambles involved coaches playing for the win on the road. Both gambles came from coaches of teams with a combined two wins and virtually no hope of making the playoffs. Both gambles backfired.

But playing the individual result isn’t the proper way to look at these kinds of analytics-based decisions. These are calculated gambles that will sometimes win and sometimes lose. It’s the risk some coaches are willing to take more than others.

In these cases, but coaches came up on the wrong end. But did they make the wrong decisions?

More from Yahoo Sports:

  • Thamel: Can anyone in SEC catch high-flying Alabama?

  • Brown: Astros’ past catches up to them in Game 7 loss

  • Rays win ALCS behind Morton, advance to World Series

  • Who are the biggest flops in college football so far?

Texans to sign veteran DT Corey Liuget to practice squad .
Michael Vick on Cam & Patriots Week 3 win over Raiders

usr: 10
This is interesting!