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  1. adventurelarry

    adventurelarry Rookie

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    Can anyone explain why Dallas went for a field goal when they were down 14 points with less than 10 minutes to play? I do not see the logic in it, what does it buy them?

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    It was a bad move in my opinion. Wade Phillips (Dallas HC) said that he went for the field goal because he didn't have a play he thought they could score on.

    IMO kicking that field goal conceded the game.
     
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    Pretty much because Wade Phillips is their HC. You can pretty much throw all logic out the window.

    As was said during the game, even if they failed to convert/score you've got the Pats backed up deep in their own zone. Instead they gave them some comfort room after the kickoff.
     
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    Here's the problem with that logic. You not only need a touch down and a field goal, but also the two point conversion. A two point conversion is from the two and a half yard line. One play. The situation they had was fourth and goal from the 4 and a half.

    It's basically the same play. If you don't have a play you have confidence in to score from the 5 yard line, what makes you think you're going to convert the 2 point conversion? Sure, a fourth and goal from the five is longer than a two point conversion, but not that much longer. Basically, the "reward" for those extra two yards if 4 points.

    Stupid call. If the field goal would have put them down only 10 it's a totally different analysis. Have to go for it there. Particularly given how the Patriots offense was playing.
     
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    the logic is they needed 3 scores to win but they should have been playing for ot then. they obviously were not planing on our long drrive following.
     
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