Originally Posted by Fat Elvis
In 2012 San Francisco was 14th in the league in the number of 1st down attempts. They were 30th in the league in the number of 3rd down attempts. Alex Smith owned third down by not needing them. He tended to get the first down on either the first or second down. I know as Chiefs fans that is a foreign concept, but some QBs can actually do that....
This is getting dumb. Every QB in the league
has to convert on third down in every game 6 or 7 times at least.
Also, pointing to 2012 stats is weak since Alex didn't even finish the whole season. It paints an incomplete picture.