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After Philly got the ball on the bad pitch late in the game and had fourth and 15, why on earth did they punt? I know 15 yards is a lot but there was less than 2 minutes left and then the Saints were able to just run out the clock.
I agree, especially since they went for it on the previous play 4th and 10 before the penalty. But in their defense they did have two more timeouts and if they would have been able to stop the Saints from getting a first down they would have had another chance.BTW, this is my first and will be my only post on pro football in my blogging career. :-)
Jewboy - EoZ is right about them needing the stops anyway; giving them the ball there would have likely ensured that they'd need a TD even WITH a stop.But I think they should have done that anyway: They should have instructed the offense to try for it, but if there's nobody open, Garcia should actually take a sack. By doing this, Seattle wouldn't have risked going for a first down, would have instead taken two runs to take away the timeouts, a third run to set up the field goal, then kicked it with about 1:00 left, probably after burning a timeout of their own with 1 second on the play clock. Philly could then have relied on its offense to score one last touchdown.But in truth, 15 yards is really tough to get, especially with the pressure the Saints were getting then. I guess they were hoping their defense could get that one stop...
I know 15 yards is tough, but with less than 2 minutes left I think you have to go fot it. In any case, what really killed them was the false start when they would've had a first down on 4th and 10.
Jewboy - Seriously. Did you see the offensive coordinator's expression?!