Kill Bill?: The Fourth and Two Wasn’t What Cost the Patriots

Posted: 17th November 2009 by Patrick Hanlon in NFL
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The Patriots should've won that game. They out gained the Colts by 70 yards. They controlled the ball for 10 minutes longer than the Colts. They forced Manning and his vaunted offense to punt six times in the first half, and led by 17 with 14 minutes left in the game. What do they have to show for it? A one point loss that everyone is talking about . There are plenty of people who will say this is just a regular season loss, so it doesn't mean that much. But like Ron Burgundy, it's kind of a big deal . The way the last two minutes panned out makes this game a huge deal. I don't have a problem with the 4th and 2 call that cost the Patriots the game. It's the mismanagement of the team on the infamous drive that aggravates me.

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