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monocle_layton said:
What bothers me is that if the Patriots made that 1-pointer, they wouldn't have even needed to enter OT.

A lot of cool plays from both sides though. At the end of the day, a good game is what matters most.

If the Patriots had made that extra point earlier, they wouldn't have gone for two point conversions on both of their following touchdowns. An extra point has a 95% rate for success whereas a two point conversion is in the 40-50% range.

The existence of this thread explains why my NFL thread got so few replies.

Miguel_Zorro said:
benji232 said:

Thats not the point, the point is it was an anti-climatic ending to a great match. I don't care who won. It was just a crappy ending... period. Winning such a prestegious championship as the Superbowl on a coin flip doesn't feel right at all.

The NFL Overtime format is garbage.

It's a lot better since they modified the sudden death rule. Previously it was really crappy that a team only needed to win the coin toss, move the ball over half the field and score a field goal to win. Now the defense gets a fair chance to give their offense a chance to get the ball.

As for this specific football game, given how the Patriots marched down the field again and again towards the end of the game and given how inept the Falcons offense was, is it even reasonable to expect that the Falcons could have won? Their defense was worn down because the Patriots had the ball for almost 40 minutes compared to the Falcons' 20, so in turn the Patriots defense was rested and still in good shape. The Patriots didn't even need many plays to march down the whole field in overtime. They made it look easy.



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RolStoppable said:
monocle_layton said:
What bothers me is that if the Patriots made that 1-pointer, they wouldn't have even needed to enter OT.

A lot of cool plays from both sides though. At the end of the day, a good game is what matters most.

If the Patriots had made that extra point earlier, they wouldn't have gone for two point conversions on both of their following touchdowns. An extra point has a 95% rate for success whereas a two point conversion is in the 40-50% range.

The existence of this thread explains why my NFL thread got so few replies.

Miguel_Zorro said:

The NFL Overtime format is garbage.

It's a lot better since they modified the sudden death rule. Previously it was really crappy that a team only needed to win the coin toss, move the ball over half the field and score a field goal to win. Now the defense gets a fair chance to give their offense a chance to get the ball.

As for this specific football game, given how the Patriots marched down the field again and again towards the end of the game and given how inept the Falcons offense was, is it even reasonable to expect that the Falcons could have won? Their defense was worn down because the Patriots had the ball for almost 40 minutes compared to the Falcons' 20, so in turn the Patriots defense was rested and still in good shape. The Patriots didn't even need many plays to march down the whole field in overtime. They made it look easy.

1. I made this thread since I didn't see anyone else make a thread about the super bowl. I figured that I'd try talking about football. Sure, I know almost nothing about it, but nothing could possibly go wrong, right?

 

2. 40 vs 20? that's quite ridiculous. didn't think they were on defense for so long.



Get ready for a year of: "Don't let _____ distract you from the fact that the Falcons blew a 25 point lead."



monocle_layton said:

1. I made this thread since I didn't see anyone else make a thread about the super bowl. I figured that I'd try talking about football. Sure, I know almost nothing about it, but nothing could possibly go wrong, right?

2. 40 vs 20? that's quite ridiculous. didn't think they were on defense for so long.

The stats were ridiculously in the Patriots' favor.

Total net yards: 546 vs. 344
First downs: 37 vs. 17
Number of plays: 93 vs. 46
Time of possession: 40:31 vs. 23:37

Tom Brady had 63 pass attempts. Atlanta's entire offense ran only 46 plays total.



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I think the mods should give you a funny avatar and signature for a month over this!



Kerotan said:
I think the mods should give you a funny avatar and signature for a month over this!

On the bright side, I'm sure it won't be as bad as your profile picture. 



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monocle_layton said:
Kerotan said:
I think the mods should give you a funny avatar and signature for a month over this!

On the bright side, I'm sure it won't be as bad as your profile picture. 

What can I say.  I like to reveal all 



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Too late."  

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