TheWolf wrote:I agree that the spike wasn't the right call. But I don't think it was THAT bad. They were barely in FG range, with a lot of time left. Weren't they looking at like a 56 yarder at that point? Of course you don't want to give Rodgers a chance, but you have to give yourself the best chance to get a score first, and that was far from a sure thing at that moment. Of course they had plenty of time to pick up a few extra yards and the spike was totally unnecessary, so maybe I have no point. But I don't think it was nearly as bad a decision as KC not onside kicking, for example.
The spike made no sense to me. Yards were more important than time at that point and throwing away a down made it look like they were playing for a long field goal, which is never the right call. Never mind the Rodgers miracle at the end. I don't blame the Cowboys for that.
But let's talk about the kickers for a minute. Four 50+ yard FGs made (counting the one they "iced" Crosby on) in the last 93 seconds with the game on the line for both teams. That was pretty impressive.