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Choke Of The Decade!

November 15, 2009 by SRG  
Filed under Football, NFL Football, SRG's Blog

After a week’s worth of build up, the game that was hyped as the Rivalry of the Decade certainly lived up to it’s billing.

And Payton Manning and Tom Brady showed why they are the best quarterbacks of our generation. With nine seconds to go in the game, Payton hit Reggie Wayne for the go ahead touchdown that sealed one of the most amazing come backs I’ve ever seen.

Bill Belichick’s decision to go for it on fourth and a short two with just under two and half minutes left in the game will be discussed and debated for years to come.

But here’s the thing… it was the right decision!

Earlier in the fourth quarter, the Patriots’ offense uncharacteristically eased off the throttle, settling for a field goal when they were in the red zone. Bill knew that was the safe decision… and probably the wrong one. When you have weapons like Brady, Moss and Welker, why settle?

So when he faced the fourth and two near the end of the game, his gut told him to put the outcome of the game in his offense’s hands. And had Faulk not bobbled the ball, it would’ve been a first down, and they could’ve continued to eat up the clock.

But even though it was the right decision, Belichick will never live down it’s failure. Mark my words, this will be remembered for years to come, right alongside Spy-Gate!

Call it “The Choke of the Decade!”

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