Washington, Houston and Philadelphia Had Their Games Decided by Failed 2-Point Conversions


Touchdowns win football games. Turnovers win football games. Dominating the line of scrimmage wins football games.

But sometimes it’s 2-point conversions that win (or lose) football games.

Sunday wasn’t the best day for execution, or decision making, when it came to that sometimes crucial part of the game.

The Situation: Houston was up, 30-29, on the undefeated Tennessee Titans with 1 minute 50 seconds left and scored a touchdown on fourth-and-goal to go ahead by 7. Coach Romeo Crennel elected to go for 2 to try to get a 9-point lead.

The Situation: With 1:16 left, Philadelphia scored a touchdown to close to 30-28 against the heavily favored Baltimore Ravens. In this case, there was no tactical decision: They of course had to go for 2. The only question was what play to call.

What Happened: Carson Wentz faked a handoff to Boston Scott, then kept the ball himself. The two men seemed to get in each other’s way, and Wentz was quickly brought down.

The Criticism: “Yo, Carson Wentz led the team back from 18 down in the fourth quarter with his arm … and you’re not going to let him pass there?”


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