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Khalil Herbert gains 63 yards on a run against the Commanders.
Darius Slayton gets open on a short route, makes a catch and takes it for a 24-yard gain against the Lions.
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Deebo Dots! Expected YAC: 1.0 yards Actual YAC: 51.7 yards Per NFL Next Gen Stats
Steelers mixed up George Pickens' routes much more today. He had previously run an extreme rate of straight downfield routes. Go routes W1-3: 17% W4: 4% Deep fades W1-3: 23% W4: 13% Image is his route map today, on all routes. (ESPN / NGS)
Zay Jones (7) open deep but untargeted in Week 1.
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Dan Campbell has made a lot of good decisions on 4th down, but late Sunday against the Vikings he made a costly error. Campbell elected to attempt a FG while up 3 points on 4th-and-4 at the Vikings' 36. Win probabilities from ESPN's model based on the decision: Go: 89.6% Kick: 85.4% Punt: 90.0% So the model slightly preferred punt as the best option over going for it. But it substantially preferred either over attempting the FG. The difference between being up 3 and 6 late is very small.
Next Gen Stats: Rashod Bateman's max speed of 21.48 MPH on this TD is the second-fastest ballcarrier speed of the year so far. Teammate Devin Duvernay recorded the top mark on his kick return TD earlier today.