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Tanier: “The raw data tells us that 4th-and-short conversion attempts are not a high-risk gamble. A 63% success rate represents good odds, and those odds only go up when Drew Brees or Tom Brady is your quarterback or Peterson your running back. Running plays are more likely to succeed than pass plays, but the difference is not great enough to justify "NEVER EVER PASS IN THAT SITUATION" foot-stomping. If your coach passes 75% of the time on 4th-and-1, there may be a problem, but the occasional play-action rollout has a good chance of succeeding in its own right AND keeping defenses off balance for future handoffs.”In this ESPN Insider piece, John Parolin ranks San Diego’s offensive line No. 14 in the NFL. Denver’s offensive line is ranked No. 1, followed by Cincinnati and Green Bay.