Originally Posted by petejet
So going by this logic almost no team should take a knee to end the first half. We have certainly seen many teams with better starting field position do so every week instead of trying a play or two to get into FG range. But according to this is wrong. According to you its easy. According to you the worst QB in the league can get that yardage. Yet that doesn't happen. I wonder why that is? Why not take the easy points?
In the first half, there is still the entire 2nd half to play. Although I certainly vehemently disagreed with Fox's decision to pull that stunt at the end of the 1st half too. At least you can somewhat justify that by having 2 quarters left to play. End of regulation is unjustifiable given you could lose the coin toss and never see the ball in OT. Sudden death is a huge risk. Also to the idea that downfield passes couldn't happen in that weather. About 3 minutes before that decision, Flacco hurled a ball about 60 yards in the air. Not saying Peyton has Flacco's arm, but he is certainly capable of hitting 2-3 mid-range passes and getting into Prater's range. If he's not, he shouldn't be playing.