Arguably the biggest game of the year. If you win, you have an enormous leg up on the playoffs. A virtual lock. You're down in position where there should only be two possible options -- either a win, or overtime. And you lose the game. You simply cannot throw an interception there. You can't run any play where an interception is a possibility. What a bunch of morons. Even more incredible is what they were doing with the clock. Two time outs and two minutes left inside the 20, and they are just letting the clock run out of on them. For some unknowable reason, they let more than a minute run off the clock. Why would you ever do that? I can understand wanting to get it down to a minute once you're inside the ten to avoid leaving too much time if you need to kick a field goal. But they were not even close to that. They had first and goal on the seven, and they just let the clock evaporate down to about 25 seconds. They put themselves in position where they could not have run 3 running plays. Why take that option away from yourself? More than that, imagine this scenario. You have first and goal from the seven, with two time outs and 25 seconds on the clock, just as Carolina did. Fox lets the clock tick all the way down, because he assumes that they only have three cracks at the win and then will have to kick the field goal. WRONG. Imagine that they run on first down and get to the 4 yard line. They run another play and get to 2 yard line. Now they have 3d and goal with 10 seconds left. What do you call? They have a time out, so they can run anything. Let's say they call a run (or a pass, it doesn't matter), and they don't get the touchdown. But, suppose that Philly commits a penalty -- let's say hands to the face. It's an automatic first down on the half yard line, but now there's only 4 seconds left, and you have to go for the tie. Even worse, if you're philly there, and they run a pass play, just go ahead and commit pass interference all over the field to make sure they don't win. You're still in no worse position. They never ADD time to the clock. The worst you can do is have an untimed down from the one yard line with a 3 point lead. If you're in position where a field goal can win the game, you run the clock down and then win. If you're in position where a FG only ties, but a TD puts you up 4, you never run the clock that far down, expecially if you have time outs and your opponent has fewer than 3. Coaches ask alot of players, but when they don't hold up their end of the bargain, it's a real shame.