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November 30, 1998
NFL Players endure boot-camp conditioning and endless two-minute drilling in practice so they'll be prepared for the fourth quarter, but games are often settled much earlier. Six teams have averaged less than 20 yards on their game-opening drives, and only one has a winning record. Conversely, seven of nine clubs that have racked up 30 or more yards are better than .500. Here are the league's three strongest and weakest teams when it comes to starting on the right foot.
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November 30, 1998

Statitudes

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NFL Players endure boot-camp conditioning and endless two-minute drilling in practice so they'll be prepared for the fourth quarter, but games are often settled much earlier. Six teams have averaged less than 20 yards on their game-opening drives, and only one has a winning record. Conversely, seven of nine clubs that have racked up 30 or more yards are better than .500. Here are the league's three strongest and weakest teams when it comes to starting on the right foot.

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