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
The Giants and Ravens set a record in Super Bowl XXXV with 21 total punts. That record may well be in jeopardy. But in this battle of top defenses, Carolina's superior and more flexible offense gives the Panthers the edge.