Originally Posted by 33824
That's totally different. A FG from the 3 (basically an Extra Point) is much easier to get then a TD from the 3.
I believe Belicheat made the wrong call because in that situation if you don't get those 2 yards Peyton WILL score ... no and ifs or buts about it. I'd punt the ball and trust my defense to stop Peyton from creating a long TD drive with time working against him. I know 2 yards is not that much and that the Patriots have a great offense but you have to weigh in everything. Giving Peyton the ball at the 30 is suicide.
And giving him it to him 70 yards away isn't suicide? The last 2 drives he had for more than 1 play resulted in 80 yard TD drives. Not only that, in those drives the Pat's defense did not make ONE good play. They were destroyed in every play call the Colts made. The only thing that could stop the Colt's was a miracle mistake.
And the Colt's showed what they would've done as they scored effortlessly from the 30.
All I'm saying is that there is a higher chance of getting 2 yards from your great offense than there is of stopping the Colt's effortless offense. Especially considering that you still had a chance if you don't get those 2 yards.