Originally Posted by Astoria
The whistle came in well before the kick, and if anything the atl kicker could have been flagged for delay of game for actually kicking it. I would guess that is what Carroll was upset about.
The falcons should have tried for another few yards. Roll Ryan right, have two options crossing towards the sidelines, if neither are there throw it away. But good clock and field mgt is too much to expect in the NFL these days, the falcon's coach is lucky the kicker made the fg.
That's what I was asking during the game - why try for a 49 yd field goal when it's first down and at least IIRC 17 seconds? Mike Smith finally won a playoff game, not by winning but the other team losing.