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Bill Belichick’s Gamble May Haunt the New England Patriots

Published by on November 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

The Colts’ improbable 35-34 win over the Patriots was a great game. But all everyone will be talking about Monday was Patriots head coach Bill Belichick’s incorrect decision to go for it on fourth down deep in his own territory.

Super Bowl XLIII ½ is over as the New England Patriots (6-3) and Indianapolis Colts (9-0) met for the seventh time this decade in a game that will immediately be called an “Instant Classic.”

The game came down to the last seconds with the two teams combining for 69 points and 884 combined net yards.

But this game will be remembered most for one play that very well may have ended the dynasty of the team that has dominated this decade in the NFL.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick with the situation of a 4th-and-2 at his own 28-yard line and the Patriots clinging to a 34-28 lead with 2:08 left on the clock, decided to go for it.

That’s right from very deep i...

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