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Ravens One Of NFL's Best With Challenges

Posted Mar 23, 2014

As the NFL considers changing replay rules, take a look at how Harbaugh has done in the current format.


The annual NFL Owner’s Meeting begins this week in Orlando, and officials from the league’s 32 clubs will discuss a number of proposed rules changes.

One of the items on the docket is the possibility of allowing head coaches to challenge any official’s decision, except scoring plays. If the proposal passes and more plays are then subject to review, then the Ravens could stand to benefit because they have been one of the NFL’s most successful teams at challenging calls during Head Coach John Harbaugh’s tenure.

Harbaugh has challenged a league-high 57 plays during his six seasons in Baltimore, and had an NFL-best 28 of those plays reversed. Last season, he also had the most challenges in the NFL (12), and seven of those plays were overturned in the Ravens’ favor. The Ravens won 58 percent of their challenges last year, which ranked 14th in the NFL.

Here’s an overview of how the Ravens have performed with their challenges over the last six seasons:

2008-2013 COACHES' CHALLENGES

 

 

RANK

TEAM

Challenges

Reversed

Upheld

% Reversed

1

BLT

57

28

29

49%

2

ARZ

51

26

25

51%

3

GB

50

24

26

48%

4

NYG

43

23

20

53%

4

NYJ

47

23

24

49%

4

NO

50

23

27

46%

7

PHI

44

22

22

50%

7

KC

46

22

24

48%

9

DAL

36

21

15

58%

9

MIN

41

21

20

51%

11

CIN

32

20

12

63%

12

IND

32

19

13

59%

12

OAK

37

19

18

51%

12

DET

37

19

18

51%

15

PIT

30

18

12

60%

15

ATL

42

18

24

43%

15

SEA

46

18

28

39%

15

DEN

46

18

28

39%

15

SF

50

18

32

36%

20

MIA

29

17

12

59%

21

CHI

41

16

25

39%

22

NE

34

15

19

44%

22

WAS

37

15

22

41%

22

TB

42

15

27

36%

25

BUF

34

14

20

41%

26

CAR

40

13

27

33%

27

HST

31

12

19

39%

27

TEN

37

12

25

32%

29

CLV

30

10

20

33%

30

SL

25

9

16

36%

30

SD

31

9

22

29%

32

 

League Avg.

JAX

 

 

32

 

39.4

8

 

17.7

24

 

21.7

25%

 

45%

 

 

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