26 Sep 2005
Peter King praises the Patriots, although he does rank the Colts ahead of them in his Fine Fifteen. I think the most interesting aspect of his article is where he writes that "Belichick would have coached this game differently than Bill Cowher: he wouldn't have left so much time on the clock. The Steelers had plenty of time, 3:19, to score the tying touchdown. But they left 1:21 on the clock."
I did think the Steelers made some odd clock management decisions late in the game, although I'm always a little hesitant to talk about that because those are the types of decisions that everyone can question after the game, when we already know the outcome.
140 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2005, 9:35am by Vash
"Last team with the ball wins" is a cliche, but sometimes cliches are the best way to get across the central narrative of an important game. If you like great quarterback play, you have to watch the NFC Championship Game.