|Photo from the Boston Globe|
Of course, the flipside of that is the offense did not win it in the first overtime drive. I assume was part of the reasoning behind deferring was to give the offense that chance to win it in the first drive. If the team with the ball first fails to score, than a field goal wins the game. Of course, if the Broncos had scored a touchdown, than the game would have been over, but anything less would have given the Patriots a chance to win. It's a gamble, but one that paid off in the end, as Stephen Gostowski sealed the come-from-behind win for the Patriots.
I have to admit, the call had me nervous at first, but the Patriots defense came through on back to back series and kept us in this game. And we won, which is what matters in the end.
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