Belichick’s Fourth Down Call: Why Are People So Close-Minded?

Posted: 16th November 2009 by Dave Consolazio in NFL
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I knew there'd be some sort of backlash, but this is ridiculous.

Let me preface this by saying that as a Raider fan, I have hated Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots since that fateful day in the snow years back. I wouldn't be defending the guy if I didn't very adamantly believe he was in the right.

Which he truly was Sunday night.

Advanced NFL Stats had a great article on the call after the game, in which they show mathematically why Belichick made the right call. They show the following stats;

"With 2:00 left and the Colts with only one timeout, a successful conversion wins the game for all practical purposes. A fourth and two conversion would be successful 60 percent of the time. Historically, in a situation with 2:00 left and needing a TD to ...

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