One of the key decisions made in Super Bowl XLVI was the one where Bill Belichick told his defense to allow Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw to score a touchdown from 6 yards out in the final minute of the game. The decision preserved a time out, left 57 seconds on the clock for Tom Brady and the offense to work, but required a touchdown if the Patriots were to win. If the Patriots did not allow Bradshaw to score, they would have been down by one with about 20 seconds or so and no time outs for Tom Brady and the Patriots offense to work, needing to get into Stephen Gostkowski’s field goal range. We know how it played out, but would getting into field goal range have been easier than needing a touchdown, even with less time on the clock?
What do you think?