This is post number 1,000 for ElDannMann.
Originally posted by Gore_21:
Originally posted by ElDannMann:
They were down by 5 at that point. Score was 29 to 24 when they scored. I was hoping for a stop because our defense is beast in the red zone.
I think Rogers was trying to punch it out but Graham's so tall his arms easily stiff armed him. We can only wonder but like you said they need 5 not 3. Whitner just took a bad angle on that Willis had good coverage but Graham is so tall it was just over his outstretched hand. Whitner should have secured a tackle instead of going for the pick which he didn't have a play on. I know the guys in the NFL studio mentioned and I thought of this as well for a second should alex have sat down on that TD run. But Saints had 1 TM and the two minute warning meaning we would have only had 3rd down to kill clock before kicking a field goal meaning like 1:15 left we kick it (2:11 to 2 minutes, then 2 minutes TO, then 3rd down 2 to 1:15 45 secs). So we go up 26 to 24. with 1:15 left and then kick off... Smith was right running it in. Now if they didn't have the two minute or a timeout we could have taken it almost all the way down (3 secs or so) and set up for a game winning 20 yard field goal.
Yeah, it looked like Rogers was going for the punch out, but Graham had it in good location on the outside arm. If Rogers went for the tackle, it would've been around the 5 yard line anyway. But hell, I'm glad it happened the way it did. We all saw Alex grow up today. Hell of a game.