@ the 2 min in the superbowl....score is 28 - 27

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Offence or defence?

  1. Pats behind, offence on the field

    40 vote(s)
    75.5%
  2. Pats ahead, defence on the field

    13 vote(s)
    24.5%
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  1. Va_Pats_Fan

    Va_Pats_Fan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Ball is on the 30, 2 min left..which are you more comfortable with...
     
  2. PatsGirl2011

    PatsGirl2011 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I couldn't tolerate being behind, but I rather ask our best player to win it: Tom Brady!
     
  3. chicowalker

    chicowalker Pro Bowl Player

    I hear what you're getting at, but I'd always want the lead.
     
  4. drew4008

    drew4008 In the Starting Line-Up

    Anybody who trusts our defense in that situation at this point, particularly against Eli, is out of their mind.
     
  5. ausbacker

    ausbacker Brady > Manning. PatsFans.com Supporter

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    My issue with the Pats being up is you know Eli is going to throw up a balloon hoping for another immaculate reception or those stupid PI's calls the Giants are always on the receiving end of.

    That said, I want to be in front.
     
  6. Nikolai

    Nikolai Football Atheist PatsFans.com Supporter

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    How would BB answer?
     
  7. drew4008

    drew4008 In the Starting Line-Up

    At that 1 point margin, there's no way I'd pick to be on defense. There's just no chance the Giants don't at least get into field goal range. I think if the scenario was 30-27 (or even 31-27), then we'd have a closer vote.
     
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  8. robertweathers

    robertweathers Pro Bowl Player

    The OP author needs to spell "defense" correctly.

    Always take the lead....always.
     
  9. 102 Pat

    102 Pat In the Starting Line-Up

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    If any of the two scenario's listed come true sunday, I will be in the fetal position on my couch.
     
  10. TriplecHamp

    TriplecHamp Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    lol this isn't even close. I don't care if we had the niners defense, a one point lead is nothing in todays nfl. I would most certainly rather be down by one with the ball, possibly the greatest QB of all time and 2 min. Now if the score was 31-27 its a different story. I don't trust lawrence tynes to pull a billy cundiff.
     
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  11. Va_Pats_Fan

    Va_Pats_Fan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Nah, my spelling is fine...my proofreading sucks however :)
     
  12. MP-Logick

    MP-Logick Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    At the end of the game, you want to put the game in your best player's hands...and that's Tom Brady.

    Especially if all we needed was a field goal.
     
  13. tobias funke

    tobias funke Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    often in the 4th quarter, a 3 point lead isn't much better than being tied

    defense tire out quicker than offenses
     
  14. Lifer

    Lifer Banned

    SB 36. Ricky Proehl. SB 38. Ricky Proehl. SB 39. Eagles make it closer than it should have been. The nightmare 2006 AFCCG. SB 42. I don't trust the defense.
     
  15. ahmed

    ahmed Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    At the 30 means the team needs to go about 50 yards for a field goal... offense every time.
     
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  16. NSPF

    NSPF Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I've always been under the impression that the offense has more of an advantage than usual in this situation. First of all, they have four downs to work with. That extra down makes it much easier to score. Second of all, the offense is able to play more aggressively, because they don't have to worry about what happens if they fail, because throwing an interception and turning the ball over on downs are one in the same at the point. Therefore, I'd have to imagine that the offense scores more often than usual. I don't have any actual data on it though, so I could be wrong.

    What I don't think I'm wrong about is the fact that both Brady and Manning have been dominant at the end of games. Five times this season, the Patriots final drive (not counting drives with < :30 seconds remaining) started with them down by a touchdown or less. All five times, they scored a touchdown. The Giants faced this situation seven times. They scored a touchdown five times as well. Call me crazy, but I'm taking the offense.
     
  17. PatsGirl2011

    PatsGirl2011 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    hopefully the Pats are ahead by 14+, so it won't matter anyways.
     
  18. Wax Frog

    Wax Frog In the Starting Line-Up

    #87 Jersey

    Given those two options, I want the team's fate in TB's hands.
     
  19. Ghost of Ben Dreith

    Ghost of Ben Dreith Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I want the lead.

    Besides....the odds are good that they give up a quick score to allow TFB the opportunity to come back on the field with the offense to win the game anyway.
     
  20. Bravo777

    Bravo777 In the Starting Line-Up

    #12 Jersey

    I hate the idea of being behind.
     
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