They left too much time on the clock :rolleyes:
I was ridiculed today after that last TD. As soon as Ben let the ball go, I yelled "NO!" at the TV. Here was my strategy given that situation. 2 minute warning, 1st and 10 at the 11, down 3 to a team with one timeout.
1st down, run the ball. Get a couple yards, they use their last timeout. 2nd and 7 or 8 from about the 8 or 9 yard line.
2nd down, about 1:50 to go, shotgun, draw up the middle to Moore. I know, I know, I've criticized draws to Moore, but let's face it, Parker or Shard in there tips it off to the Raiders. Put Hines in motion and draw attention to him. Moore gets 3 or 4 down to the 4 or 5. 3rd and 4 or so from 5 yard line. Now every play is open, and we're down to 60 or 65 seconds to go in the game. If you score, they have under a minute to go. If you're stopped short, clock runs down to 20 seconds or so, squib kick, OAK takes a knee, go to OT. Incomplete pass results in a FG and still under a minute for OAK to get into position, with no timeouts, and let's face it, there is less desperation, and they take fewer downfield chances.
Instead, you score, give them 1:50+ and a timeout, against a porous 4th quarter defense that had just recently been burned.
My scenario: Best case, win. Worst case, OT.
BA: Best case win, Worst case, loss.
My scenario: No time, no timeouts for Oak.
BA: Almost a full 2 minutes, a timeout, and the necessity to take risks we're not capable of stopping.
Still, it's all about execution...