I picked the Patriots. They were outplaying the Colts all night and managed to lose. Today, I hereby give Bill Belichick immunity from ever being criticized or deemed in a negative light on this website. What Bill did last night was astonishing. It was heroic, it was great clock management, and a gutsy playcall. Indianapolis absolutely needed something like this to win the football game.
I don’t even go for it on Madden on 4th down deep in my own territory. But Belichick decided to ignore the risk and assume that there would be a reward. There was no reward. In the end, there was no victory.
Kudos to you Bill-o. You have successfully kept the Colts’ perfect record intact. I used to hate the Patriots with a passion, but now I can’t get enough of them. Instead of a fake punt, a running play, or *gasp* a punt (!), you threw it on 4th and 2 after you had ALREADY thrown it on 3rd and 2.
You are the man, Belichick. Never before have I seen a move like that snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.