I tell ya, if I was a Falcons fan, this is pretty much how I felt back in the glory days of 2012 when we left a turd on the 5 yard line to fall short of our comeback. Instead, Atlanta snatched defeat from the jaws of victory by blowing the opportunity to put the game away late by giving up a sack on 2nd and 11 form the NE 23. Of course the refs decided to put the FG out of reach by calling holding on the next play. And calling PI in OT was justy icing on the cake for the bullshit job of tilting the calls toward NE. If that play is PI, then Crabtree’s certainly was, and we win Super Bowl 47.
So 1st and 10 from the NE 23 becomes 4th and 33 from the NE 45. If our new head coach simply called 3 running plays and set up for the ~40 yard FG, the game would have needed much differently. Instead, it’s all going to be about Tom Brady. Blah blah blah. Yeah, he’s a great QB, but a pick 6? He could have been picked off 3 more times, including on that last TD drive in the end zone. He missed guys open, and his WRs dropped a shitload of passes.
Brady played well, but he’s no Joe. Atl’s defense was on the field the while 2nd half, and they blew opportunity after opportunity to salt the game away. Including getting the ball on NE’s 41 on the failed onsides kick.
Blehhhh. When NE made it 28-12 early in the 4th quarter, my immediate thought was NE will tie this, it’ll go to OT and NE wins.