Originally Posted by petejet
Not a chance. They needed to get about 45-50 yds for a legitimate shot at a FG. Peyton threw the ball down field a whopping 2 times the entire game. No coach worth his salt is going to take that risk when they can go to OT - at home, with their MVP QB.
Only a complete fool lacking a pair wouldn't give Peyton Manning a chance with 3 TO's to get into FG range in Denver of all places where the ball flies.
Coaching scared never wins championships and that's a fact.
Belichick trusted a QB he drafted in the 6th round to put his team in FG range and ended up winning the super bowl.