The Interesting Story Behind the NFL’s Yellow FIRST DOWN LINE and How it REALLY Works

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Here is now the NFL first down line actually works.

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It is actually pretty amazing how much technological savvy and financial resources went into creating a visual aid as basic as the yellow first down line.

Especially, considering how close the yellow line now is to being completely accurate. A 2011 study conducted by SportVision determined the yellow line has an average margin of error of 1.38 inches compared to the official first down marker.

Not too shabby…

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Host: Aaron Leger

Editor: Kyle McCormick

Writer: Alex Hoegler

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