Perfundle wrote:As WIlsonMVP pointed out, that wouldn't explain why it was the exact opposite last year, when Wilson was terrific in the first quarter.
Actually it's a league-wide phenomenon that more points are scored in the 2nd quarter than in the first.
Score By Quarter over the last 5,760 NFL games:
Home / Visitor
4.6 / 3.7
6.9 / 5.9
4.5 / 4.2
6.1 / 5.6
Overall that's a 60/40 split between first and 2nd quarter, so half again as many points are scored in the second as opposed to the first. It may have been the opposite last year for Wilson, but you're talking about one data point vs ten years of compiled data. Anomalies happen.
There is a greater urgency to score in the 2nd half, the 2-minute rules are there to promote scoring at the end of the half, and because we defer the kickoff, we are likely to have fewer first-quarter possessions than our opponent.
Combine those factors and Wilson's TD ratio between 1st and 2nd quarters is entirely consistent with the league norm.