GOOD FINISH TO HALF- Last year in both Broncos games the Patriots made very curious decisions heading into the half. While the knee down with 32 second left to the half during the postseason game really wasn't that big of a deal the fact that we lost by 2, does make it a wasted opportunity. The really bad play-calling heading into the half happened during the regular season game. The Patriots got the ball back with two minutes and seven seconds left in the game and decided to run out the clock and put some points on the board. For those curious, at that point in the game the score was 14 to 7 with the Patriots ahead. Assuming the Patriots have the ball heading into the half, they should attempt to get some points on the board.
QUESTIONABLE COACHING- See above clock run-out situation for example one of the questionable coaching that the Patriots exhibited in Colorado. Example two occured in the 4th quarter of the AFC Championship game where the Patriots decided to bypass a relatively easy field goal attempt for a first down and presumed attempt for a touchdown. Well, both times we were unsuccessful and ended up losing by 2 points. Yes, the Patriots were down by 8 when they keptGostkowski on the sideline. Hmmmm, I now wonder if not getting a chance to kick at the end of that game is what has truly messed with him this season.