Originally Posted by SonOfLe-loLang
Its not a layered decision at all. If i gave you the same exact situation to do all over agian, you'd take it in a heartbeat. It happened, and that sucks, but its hindsight thinking to say it was a horrible thing to do.
I disagree. It's not a hindsight thing at all. As long as you minimize the chances of a bad thing happening (int/fumble), it's a perfect time to run a smart pass play. The reward outweighs the risk, if you play it smart. Instead, we went with plan b. by all accounts, punting it to them should not have resulted in the tying td, so that's not a bad call, just a timid one that reflects a conservative mindset.