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Don't Throw The Pick-Six When Trading

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January 14, 2011 – Comments (2)

In the game of football, one of the most disastrous plays is when the offense is on the goal line ready to score, and instead punching it in for seven points, the quarterback drops back to throw the ball, and gets intercepted, which then gets taken to the end zone by the defensive player. Not only has the offense failed to score seven points, but they have also allowed the defense, which was on the ropes, and on the verge of surrendering to the offense, to take the ball the opposite direction and scores seven points of their own. As a result, you have a 14-point swing in the game (seven that the defense scored and the seven that the offense failed to score). At this point, the entire outlook on the game is changed, the opposing team has found new life, and if they were losing at the time, now has the chance to win the game. Even a field goal would have been much better (which would have at least netted a +3 on the scoreboard).

Take a look at the video below; this is from the 2001 Miami Hurricane football season, when on the brink of losing their bid for a National Championship and a perfect record, the 'Canes find themselves with their back up against the goal line and Boston College ready to score. When the quarterback drops back to throw the ball, he gets picked off by Matt Walters - #91 (Sound familiar? he's the co-founder of SharePlanner too!) who then laterals the ball to Ed Reed for a touchdown. Because of that one play, the 'Canes go on to a perfect season and when the National Championship. 

 

One Play made the difference!

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2 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On January 14, 2011 at 8:35 PM, Evlampius (24.80) wrote:

by your football math then each field goal is -1 point (assuming PAT is made) -7pts for failing to score a TD??  giveme a break plz...

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#2) On January 15, 2011 at 3:19 PM, SharePlanner (< 20) wrote:

I have no idea what  you're talking about. FG = 3pts TD=7pts (including the extra pt.) based on my understanding. 

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