Quit Fussing About Pro Football Championship Sunday Outcomes – “The Monday Morning Quarterback”
What do you mean? Let us keep in mind what happened during the first 60 and 67 minutes of the games. If other had players scored beforehand, the outcome would not have come down to the final play or late misfortune in either game.
Too much focus has been directed afterwards toward 49er punt returner Kyle Williams and Baltimore’s placekicker in the media and on the street. The New York Football Giants benefited by the opponent’s knee lightly brushing the receiver’s knee on one punt and then forcing a fumble during the same man’s punt return later in overtime. The Pats did not have to play an sudden-death period to beat the Ravens since their last relatively short field goal attempt sailed away.
San Francisco’s offense only made one of twelve third-down conversions during the entire overtime game. Had the Niners earlier earned more first downs and points, the contest would have ended after 60 minutes of play; and they would go to the Super Bowl.
Had the skybox NFL official in New England performed a replay review, the referee would have come to the conclusion that the Ravens took the lead on a late fourth quarter touchdown pass that was called incomplete on the field. Thus no need for a field goal attempt.
Take note: 1-22-12 . . . these were two terrific conference championship games to watch.
Kyle Williams spoke with the media on both Sunday and Monday proving he is a “stand-up guy.”
The truth is: The Giants and The Patriots are lucky to be playing in Indy’s Super Bowl XLVI. That just is the way the pigskin bounces… 20-17, 23-20 – “final answer.”