This shouldn’t be a mystery. It’s not like he’s the only quarterback who’s better on first down than third down.
Ignore fourth down because the sample size is ridiculously small. First down compared to second and third down is what’s important there.
It’s easier for Bortles to throw on first down because unlike second down and third down, defense’s aren’t as suspecting of the pass. Basically, the Jaguars shouldn’t jam the ball up the middle twice and then throw the ball when everybody on the planet knows they’re throwing the ball to pick up a fresh set of downs.
There is no reason to doubt any longer that this is the NFL’s best team. It’s not an early-season illusion. It’s past the halfway point of their season, and the Eagles are the league’s most complete team. The offense hasn’t missed a step since losing left tackle Jason Peters. Newly added RB Jay Ajayi made an immediate contribution Sunday. The progress made by QB Carson Wentz and Coach Doug Pederson in their second year together is the key to all of this.
The Patriots return from their bye to play a Sunday night game in Denver that once looked like it would be a marquee matchup. Instead, it’s a chance for the Patriots to take advantage of a Broncos team that is struggling mightily and couldn’t come close to keeping pace with the Eagles on Sunday.
The New England Patriots moved closer to securing homefield advantage and another AFC team rescued its playoff hopes from jeopardy in thrilling fashion on Christmas Eve, but the Cheap Braves Jerseys Cleveland Browns may have produced the most memorable game of the day against the San Diego Chargers.
It has been a rough January for Reid, beyond his team blowing a 21-3 lead in the wild-card loss to the Titans and being denied yet another playoff victory at Arrowhead Stadium. Nagy left promptly for the Bears, and then Brad Childress retired from the offensive staff. Bieniemy was a good promotion from running backs coach given his work with Kareem Hunt.
The Chargers knew some other teams were interested in Whisenhunt and Bradley, so they made sure to retain them for Lynn.
McVay lost quarterbacks Greg Olson to Jon Gruden and the Raiders. LaFleur was thought to be a hot coaching name and was getting attention from the Titans. Phillips isn’t Cheap Bruins Jerseys retiring yet.