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3rd Down Efficiency: 2016 NFL Season

A team's third down efficiency is a measure of how often the team is able to convert a third down into a first down or a score.

The success of a team can be largely dependant on their ability to convert on third down, have sustained drives, and eventually score.  The higher the 3rd down percentage the better.

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There isn't one magic statistic used in determining a team's offensive efficiency, but Third down efficiency is a big one.  Consistently converting on 3rd down can also be demoralizing for defenses.  Top teams are usually around the 50.0% level for the season.

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