Fans are always great at 2nd guessing when things don't work the way there should like with the Jets in the 2nd round of the Championship game in Pittsburg. Doesn't mean that u don't play the percentages when the games calls for them.
In this thread thus far fans have criticized Carroll for blitzing on those 2 downs with 28 seconds left in the game. They have critized him for trying to iced the kicker. Nobody today is criticizing Atlanta for not running the ball more when the score was 27-14 a few minutes into the 4th quarter.
You throw to get the lead, but you run to win and the Falcons threw after they had a sizeable lead and it almost cost them the game.At 27 - 14 the Falcons could have run atleast 2 minutes off the clock had they just continue to run the ball. The Falcons threw and it was intercepted on 1st down giving the ball right back to seattle who had just driven the length of the field twice before.
Football is about blocking, Tackling and playing the percentages. Yesterday, the Falcons didn't play the percentages and it should have cost them the game. The reason it didn't was in the end the Seahawks didn't play the percentages, chosing to Blitz on those 2 last plays instead of flooding the zone and playing prevent.