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Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Fox leads NFC South in challenge success

By Pat Yasinskas

John Fox is king of the NFC South when it comes to replay challenges.

According to ESPN’s Stats & Information, Fox has been successful on five of the eight replay challenges he has used this season. That’s 63 percent, which puts him way ahead of the rest of the NFC South and not all that far from the top of the league.

Indianapolis’ Jim Caldwell has been successful on all three of his challenges and the Buffalo tandem of Dick Jauron and Perry Fewell has combined to succeed on each of their two challenges. After those three, only four coaches have a better percentage than Fox.

Atlanta’s Mike Smith is second in the division, succeeding on 45 percent (five of 11) of his challenges. New Orleans’ Sean Payton and Tampa Bay’s Raheem Morris each have succeed on three of eight (38 percent) challenges.