09-27-2009, 08:11 PM
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Re: OT: Bengals vs. Steelers
Originally Posted by jbb9s
did anyone realize the huge strategic mistake by the Bengals on their final drive? With a first down at about 47 seconds left, deep in Pitt territory, AND with 2 timeouts, they still spiked.
When you spike, you forfeit a down to stop the clock. You never do it unless you will run out of clock before you run out of downs. Otherwise, you just run a pass play or use one of your timeout.
As it turned out, they barely converted on the 4th and then won the game.
I can't believe year after year, you see coaches (and QBs) making the same strategic mistake. When you consider it would have been a mistake even if they didn't have TOs, it is really just embarrassing. They have about 1 chance to beat Pitt every 5 yrs - to let it almost slip away....
Pitt had 2 timeouts not Cincy. Pitt used both of those timeouts on fourth down plays i believe.
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