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    In NFL statistics is a TD considered a first down?

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    Originally posted by LesterLyles@Aug 3 2004, 04:39 PM
    In NFL statistics is a TD considered a first down?
    Nope, whether it is a 2-yard TD or an 80-yard TD, no 1st downs are credited.

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    Originally posted by PatsFanTX+Aug 3 2004, 04:41 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (PatsFanTX @ Aug 3 2004, 04:41 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--LesterLyles@Aug 3 2004, 04:39 PM
    In NFL statistics is a TD considered a first down?
    Nope, whether it is a 2-yard TD or an 80-yard TD, no 1st downs are credited. [/b][/quote]
    I seem to remember after the Monday Night Miracle, the announcers saying that TD&#39;s were considered first downs....

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    Originally posted by Thor99@Aug 3 2004, 04:43 PM

    I seem to remember after the Monday Night Miracle, the announcers saying that TD&#39;s were considered first downs....
    My bad, you are correct Thor.

    Using total first downs can often be a misleading gauge of which team was moving the ball more effectively since a team can go seventy yards for a touchdown in one play, but would only get credit for one first down.

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    Originally posted by PatsFanTX@Aug 3 2004, 04:48 PM
    My bad, you are correct Thor.

    Using total first downs can often be a misleading gauge of which team was moving the ball more effectively since a team can go seventy yards for a touchdown in one play, but would only get credit for one first down.
    Did you mean me bad?

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