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Dan Campbell sets NFL record with 2022 Detroit Lions


When it comes to going for it on fourth down, Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell is not remotely scared. “I would like to believe the aggressive nature will stay, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will show up on fourth downs all of the time,” Campbell said back in December. “That can show up on first and second down on some different things that we do. But I think – there again, if the timing is right and it’s one of those things that you really feel strongly about with your players and the play, the schemes, yeah, you do it.”

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Why it Matters for the Detroit Lions

When it comes to going for it on fourth down, there are some coaches in the league that would rather be ultra-conservative (see Matt Patricia during his time with the Lions), while Campbell trusts his offense to get the job done.

  • When it comes to fourth down, Campbell is willing to roll the dice
  • The Lions offense knows Campbell trusts them to get the job done

Dan Campbell’s fourth down calls By the Numbers

  • Campell and the 2022 Lions broke two NFL records
  • Most fourth down attempts with 41
  • Most fourth down conversions with 21
  • The Lions converted on 51.2% of their fourth down attempts

Written by W.G. Brady

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