February 04, 2014

I was wondering when he'd get to that...

(At the end of an unusually football-focused TMQ)

The highest scoring offense in football history trailed 29-0 when the Broncos began their first drive of the second half. With a fast-paced attack, Denver's hopes were not foreclosed. The Broncs moved quickly from their 23 to first down at the Bluish Men Group 38. The most important Seattle defensive series of the night then occurred, though without any flashy play -- incompletion, incompletion, loss of a yard. Now it's fourth-and-11 on the Seattle 39, and in trots the punting unit.

Not only was Denver punting when down by 29 points in the second half of the Super Bowl, not only was the No. 1 offense in pro football history punting when down by 29 points in the Super Bowl, a team trailing by 29 points in the second half of the Super Bowl was punting in opposition territory...

In the NFC title contest, Seattle's low-voltage offense faced a similar choice -- fourth-and-7 on the San Francisco 35 -- and went for it. Result of the play: touchdown...

As the punt boomed, your columnist thought, "This is the single worst play in all of football history."

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4 Comments:

Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

'Nuff said. (But you can't say enough about the call on 4th and 7 in the NFC Championship.)

February 4, 2014 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger Viceroy De Los Osos said...

I'm sure Leon Lett will be glad to hear that he has been topped.

February 5, 2014 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger Viceroy De Los Osos said...

I'm sure Leon Lett will be glad to hear that he has been topped.

February 5, 2014 at 2:07 PM  
Blogger Viceroy De Los Osos said...

I'm sure Leon Lett will be glad to hear that he has been topped.

February 5, 2014 at 2:07 PM  

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