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Ask Sam Farmer: Why is the defense more tired than the offense?
Ask Sam Farmer: Why is the defense more tired than the offense?

Have a question about the NFL? Ask Times NFL writer Sam Farmer, and he will answer as many as he can online and in the Sunday editions of the newspaper throughout the season. Email questions to: sam.farmer@latimes.com Question: Why is it that when there is a long offensive drive the TV commentator says, “the defense has been out there a long time and is tired.” Hasn’t the offense been out there the same amount of time? Assuming that both sides have time to make substitutions. Why is the defense more tired? Rich Luftig Pomona Farmer: Theoretically, an identical amount of time on the field should calculate into fatigue that’s pretty much the same. But...

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