19 Jan 2005
Our buddy William Krasker is back with more of his analysis of strategy decisions by coaches in the first two rounds of the playoffs. There's an interesting note here from Bill Belichick on the whole concept of "winning the time of possession battle." William also looks at Indianapolis punting in the third quarter from the New England 49-yard line and their odd clock management to end the first half. Plus, how much did that weird kneeling play affect New York's chances of beating Pittsburgh?
Illegal bat? The Seahawks barely escape the winless Lions. Also: Denver's clutch defense, the Rams stole Bruce Arians' magic beans, and a terrible week for kickers with the game on the line.