- Ben Margot/AP
The Oakland Raiders beat the New Orleans Saints on Sunday after a gutsy two-point conversion with under a minute left gave them a one-point lead.
Although the play worked, according to ESPN Stats & Info the Raiders actually had a higher likelihood of winning the game had they opted to kick the PAT.
Based on ESPN’s win prob. model, Raiders had 51% chance to win if they kicked PAT & 44% chance if they went for 2 https://t.co/2FNbZxRwzj
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 11, 2016
Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio did not particularly appreciate ESPN’s tweet:
Good thing ESPN isn’t coaching the Raiders https://t.co/X6tB1YlZ4d
— Jack Del Rio (@coachdelrio) September 11, 2016
Good stuff all around.