Originally Posted by ShiningStar
do teams have to play the way you want them too?
I remember last year, when people gave Garrett all sorts of grief for continuing to throw against Detroit when we were up 24 with 10 min left in the 3rd quarter, instead of just running the ball. The argument was, that at that point, the game is basically in hand, and even if you go 3 and out (repeatedly), you count on your defense to help close it out for you. This game is an example of why you keep your foot on the pedal, because if you're going against a team with a powerful offense, they can close that gap.
Now, people may argue that the Detroit offense wasn't what this NE offense is. True, although it was still very explosive. And our defense wasn't near what this SF defense is.