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Monday, February 6, 2012

57 Seconds Left In the Super Bowl And The Quarterback Says What?

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) reacts during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game Sunday in Indianapolis. (AP)

It may seem odd that a quarterback – whose team is trailing with 57 seconds left in the biggest game of the year – would tell the running back, to whom he has just handed off the ball, “don’t score, don’t score.”  But that’s just what happened last night in Super Bowl XLVI.

In case you missed it, the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots 21 to 17.

David Steele, columnist for SportingNews.com said the Giants’ strategy was for running back Ahmad Bradshaw to get to the one yard line and fall down – which would keep the clock running. The Pats would then have to use their only time out left to stop the clock. The Giants would then kick an easy field goal which would have given them an 18 to 17 lead and give the Pats only about 50 seconds or less, to march down the field and try to score.

But the Pats’ strategy was to let the Giants score, stop the clock and get the ball back with as much time as possible.

Even though the Pats were able to use their strategy, it didn’t help them in the end.

Guest:

  • David Steele, columnist for SportingNews.com

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