I realize that coaches face critical decisions at critical points in critical games. With a six-point lead and 2:08 to play, Bill Belichick's decision to go for it on 4th and 2 from his own 28 yard line defies all reasoning. Sure, make the first down and you can run the clock out. But, don't make it....well, you know the rest of the story. Some may argue that it was just one game. Well, it was one game that could decide who gets home field advantage in the playoffs, should the two teams meet again.
I think this topic is too important not to discuss, even though the Texans were not involved. Full disclosure; I am a pseudo-Patriots fan, having spent part of my childhood and adulthood in Massachusetts. I rooted for Steve Grogan and now I root for the Patriots when they are in the Super Bowl, and the Steelers, for that matter.
My opinion on Belechick's call? I think he's an idiot. I was watching the game and I thought it then...and when the play failed, I thought so even more. He should have punted and made Manning go the distance.
I trust Gary Kubiak to not make such a hair-brained call near the end of a game.