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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.

3rd Down Conversion Efficiency
RankTeam3rd Down Attempts3rd Downs Converted3rd Down Efficiency %
1New Orleans Saints22010748.6%
2Green Bay Packers2109846.7%
3Tennessee Titans21710046.1%
4New England Patriots22710445.8%
5Washington Redskins1999045.2%
6Tampa Bay Buccaneers2149443.9%
7Indianapolis Colts2028743.1%
8Detroit Lions1958342.6%
9San Diego Chargers2008542.5%
10Dallas Cowboys1898042.3%
11Atlanta Falcons1787542.1%
12Pittsburgh Steelers2028341.1%
13Buffalo Bills2108641.0%
14Arizona Cardinals2148740.7%
15Cincinnati Bengals2108239.0%
16Seattle Seahawks2077938.2%
17Oakland Raiders2188338.1%
18Kansas City Chiefs2138138.0%
19Minnesota Vikings2138138.0%
20Philadelphia Eagles2248537.9%
21Chicago Bears1857037.8%
22Houston Texans2338737.3%
23Carolina Panthers2238337.2%
24Baltimore Ravens2338636.9%
25Miami Dolphins1886936.7%
26Cleveland Browns2127736.3%
27New York Jets2107636.2%
28New York Giants2197835.6%
29Jacksonville Jaguars2217835.3%
30San Francisco 49ers2227835.1%
31Denver Broncos2197534.2%
32Los Angeles Rams2136731.5%
3rd Down Efficiency By Season:
2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 |

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