Monday Morning QB - Go For Two?

By: Andrew Switzer
By: Andrew Switzer

On Sunday, the Chiefs had a rare chance to win a football game.  They scored a touchdown with less than 30 seconds left in the game to pull within one point of the Dallas Cowboys - PAT pending.  I was screaming at the TV for Haley to go for the two point conversion for a chance to win by 1.  Normally, that would not be a good decision.  The coaching manual will tell you to play for overtime at home and the win on the road.  That is for a normal team.  "Normal" teams do not lose 28 of their last 30 games.  "Normal" teams don't win the turnover battle and get fewer penalties than their opponent and lose the game.  The 2009 Kansas City Chiefs are not a "Normal" team.  We had a chance to win the game on Sunday by going for two.  Instead we played for overtime, and lost the game.  Everything happened how you want it to happen in OT but we still lost.  We won the toss, but our drive stalled b/c of a penalty.  We pinned Dallas deep and forced a 3-and-out to get the ball back, but then we went 3-and-out.  Next series, Dallas scores.  Game Over.  Chiefs Lose.  Again.

My call would have been to go for two.  Tell Casell to go win a game.  This team NEEDS a win bad.  Why roll the dice with OT?  Go for the win in regulation.  We now sit at 0-5. 

What would your call have been?  Go for two or play for OT?  Why?

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