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According to Scott Kacsmar, since 1994, there have been 349 instances of a team facing 4th-and-2 or more in the red zone, trailing by 1-3 points, in the fourth quarter. Dallas on Sunday Night was the 3rd such team to go for it- 346 kicked the FG. And they were the only team to go for it outside the 5-yard line.

Analytics obviously do not favor going for it on fourth over kicking/punting in every single situation. Kicking the FG was, removed from context, the right decision, especially since we weren’t pinning them inside the five with a failed conversion. Within context, McCarthy wanted to establish that he is not Garrett and show a little faith in his offense, so I respect the decision despite the result. But, people who think we should’ve kicked the FG aren’t wrong or weenies or whatever other unnecessary dig you wanna throw at them

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23 hours ago, matt79511 said:

According to Scott Kacsmar, since 1994, there have been 349 instances of a team facing 4th-and-2 or more in the red zone, trailing by 1-3 points, in the fourth quarter. Dallas on Sunday Night was the 3rd such team to go for it- 346 kicked the FG. And they were the only team to go for it outside the 5-yard line.

Analytics obviously do not favor going for it on fourth over kicking/punting in every single situation. Kicking the FG was, removed from context, the right decision, especially since we weren’t pinning them inside the five with a failed conversion. Within context, McCarthy wanted to establish that he is not Garrett and show a little faith in his offense, so I respect the decision despite the result. But, people who think we should’ve kicked the FG aren’t wrong or weenies or whatever other unnecessary dig you wanna throw at them

I 100% wanted to tie the game there. The thought that we still had time if we failed to convert played a role. But you could apply that logic to kicking the fg. We still had time. We should have tied the game. 

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That pass on 4th and 3 was not the worst call of the game. The worst call was the pass on 3rd and 6. That is a passing situation. 

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3 minutes ago, TVScout said:

That pass on 4th and 3 was not the worst call of the game. The worst call was the pass on 3rd and 6. That is a passing situation. 

If you've decided that it's 4 down territory then it's not. Even Collinsworth pointed out at the time that it was a good call because of the way the defense was lined up. Rams were playing the pass

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4 minutes ago, TheGame316 said:

If you've decided that it's 4 down territory then it's not. Even Collinsworth pointed out at the time that it was a good call because of the way the defense was lined up. Rams were playing the pass

At that point of the game it was not 4 down territory. It was just third and long inside field goal range.

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2 minutes ago, TVScout said:

At that point of the game it was not 4 down territory. It was just third and long inside field goal range.

It seems MM considered it 4 down territory

Got to remember Mike McCarthy is a "changed coach", spent a year reanalyzing football, etc, etc

Might have to get used to seeing a lot more of this

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"...why I say Dak played close to perfect even tho the offense didn't move the ball much or score that many points"

Loller!!!  What a quote.  Who needs yards or points?  Just gimmie perfect QB play.

 

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just thinking about this.. i may be thinking about basketball challenges... but is there not a challenge or review initiated by booth for the "PI call" ? 

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2 hours ago, djdunkenstein said:

just thinking about this.. i may be thinking about basketball challenges... but is there not a challenge or review initiated by booth for the "PI call" ? 

They made PI a challenge-able play last year. It was a total disaster. Mainly because the Refs and NYC absolutely refused to overturn any PI calls. No matter how egregious. Then they made it not challenge-able at all for this year. 

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10 minutes ago, DaBoys said:

They made PI a challenge-able play last year. It was a total disaster. Mainly because the Refs and NYC absolutely refused to overturn any PI calls. No matter how egregious. Then they made it not challenge-able at all for this year. 

They really should have kept it as a booth review for the final 2 minutes. It was ridiculous because the the coaches challenge aspect of it

Personally, I'm not a big fan of challenges. I like the excitement aspect of a big play good or bad, without having to hold on to my seat to see a replay and decide if it's going to be challenged/come back or not

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