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INSIDE THE NUMBERS: 3rd-and-1? No Problem So Far for Patriots

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6 years ago at 6:00 am ET

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: 3rd-and-1?  No Problem So Far for PatriotsDavid Butler II - USA TODAY Sports

So far this season, the Patriots have been pretty explosive offensively and have had little trouble moving the chains as they’ve averaged a league-best 53.3 conversion rate on third down having converted 24 of 45.

But in short yardage situations, they’ve been solid on third down.  Looking closer, on 3rd and no more than two yards, the Patriots have converted 12-of-14.

On 3rd-and-1 they’ve been near perfect, converting 10-of-11 (91%) through four games.  Their only miscue?  That came this past Sunday at the start of the second quarter when Dallas stopped LeGarrette Blount for a 1-yard loss.

Here’s a quick rundown of who has made it when the Patriots have needed one yard on third down to move the chains so far, including what games each conversion came in:

Aaron Dobson: 1/1
(3rd QTR – Week 2 at Bills) – 10yd reception

Dion Lewis: 1/1
(2nd QTR – Week 5 at Cowboys) – 13yd carry

LeGarrette Blount: 3/4
(3rd QTR – Week 3 vs Jaguars) – 9yd carry
(4th QTR – Week 3 vs Jaguars) – 1yd carry
(4th QTR – Week 3 vs Jaguars) – 1yd carry – touchdown
(2nd QTR – Week 5 at Cowboys) – [1yd loss on a carry]

Rob Gronkowski: 1/1
(4th QTR – Week 1 vs Steelers) – 1yd touchdown reception

Tom Brady: 4/4
(1st QTR – Week 1 vs Steelers) – 1yd carry
(2nd QTR – Week 1 vs Steelers) – 2yd carry
(2nd QTR – Week 3 vs Jaguars) – 2yd carry
(2nd QTR – Week 3 vs Jaguars) -2yd carry

In 2014 they converted just 21-of-34 (62%) but so far they’re off to a good start through their first four contests of 2015.  Needless to say, this will definitely be an area to watch in the coming weeks.


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