So, because of the Christmas holiday, I hopped on a plane first thing Monday morning to head back to HTown and didn't have time to rewatch the game. Therefore, I'm going to postpone this week's analysis and double dip next week. Do me a Christmas solid and let me know in the comments what decisions you want me to look for when I go back over the tape.I did see in the Two Day Hangover that MDC questioned Kubiak's decision to kick a field goal down 21-3 with just over five minutes left in the third quarter. Had there been less than five yards to go, I might agree, but as the Texans needed eight yards on fourth down, I thought it was a no brainer to kick it and make the game a two score affair (with a two point conversion thrown in) with almost a quarter and a half left. Let's preempt next week's discussion in the poll.
In the meantime, I will be at BRBPalooza on Thursday, so feel free to come up and tell me how horribly misguided one of my evaluations of a Kubiak call has been. Convince me I'm wrong, and I'll buy you a Shiner.An updated look at the scorecard pre Panthers game. Kubiak's challenge in the Bengals game has been adjusted from a 2 to a 3 by popular demand:
1: 1 play
2: 7 plays
3: 12 plays
4: 11 plays
5: 2 plays
Should Kubiak have kicked the field goal with just over five minutes left in the third quarter?
1 -- No, a gutless decision that admitted defeat. (3 votes)
2 -- Weak call but the game wasn't over. (4 votes)
3 -- Eh. We were damned either way. (7 votes)
4 -- Good call. Kept us in the game. (10 votes)
24 total votes