Just think about it: 1 yard equals 36 inches, 3 feet, .0006 miles.

It's not very far.

Tell that to the Atlanta Falcons, who attempted to convert a 4th-and-1 in overtime, failed, and lost the game against the San Diego Chargers on the subsequent drive.

Head coach Dan Quinn said after the game he went for it because he believed in his team. Running back Devonta Freeman, who got the hand-off on the fourth down attempt, said the team would do it again if the same situation presented itself in the future.

11Alive Sports' Kim Smith breaks down the fourth down attempt and why it actually made sense for the Falcons to go for it.

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