I received a question via e-mail from a BBV reader this morning asking why New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin chose not to go for two points when the Giants scored their final touchdown Sunday, putting the Giants up 28-16. I figure some of you were also wondering about that, and the coach did address the topic during his Monday press conference.
Here is his explanation:
"There was 3:32 left and they had no timeouts. I was confident that we could keep ... if they did drive and score, it would be two minutes or under and we would get the onside kick and kneel. The (first) one, you are up six so if they score, no matter if they go for two, you kick the field goal and you win," Coughlin said.
Truth is, I never really thought about the decision to just kick the extra point after the final touchdown. Obviously, it ended up not making any difference.
Let's toss it out there for discussion, though. Would you have preferred to see the Giants go for two there?