Edholm: Do Whatever It Takes To Win

(WSCR) In the final minutes of Super Bowl XLVI the Giants were presented with an interesting decision.

With 1:04 to play, the Giants trailed the Patriots 17-15. New York had the ball on New England’s 6-yard line. The question was simple — run the clock out and kick a game-winning field goal, or try to score a touchdown and risk giving Tom Brady a chance to regain the lead.

The Patriots intended to let the Giants score by opening up a running lane for Ahmad Bradshaw, who ran to the goal line and hesitated before falling in the end zone for the touchdown. In the end, the decision to score turned out to be a good one because the Patriots were unable to score and re-take the lead.

But is the strategy to let another team score, or not score yourself, OK?

“I’m fine with it,” Eric Edholm of Pro Football Weekly told The Boers and Bernstein Show. “I think it’s part of strategy. I remember (Bill) Belichick taking that intentional safety a few years back against the Broncos. It was one of those plays where everybody said, ‘What?’ but it made it a 3-point game. The Patriots got the ball back and came down and won the football game. Whatever you gotta do to win, I think it’s OK.”

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  • bobby

    forget takiing a knee and “hoping” to make a field goal. yes its a high% play from there but its not a sure thing. the touchdown was. the giants lost a playoff game because of a botched snap on an extra point(same kick as they would have had yesterday), dont forget the bobbled snap in dallas with romo and ask the ravens kicker last week what he thinks??? the td was a given and it gave you the LEAD..ill always take the lead regardless of how much time is left or whos at qb. give it back to your defens eto stop them them. you win as a team and you lose as a team.

  • Curt Motisi

    The Patriots waited TOO long to “let them score”. They should have done it right after the 2 minute warning.

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