The Chicago Bears scored the game-tying touchdown in regulation late on Sunday. Should they have gone for two?
In an improbable comeback, the Chicago Bears fell just a few plays short, 30-27 in Overtime. The team recovered an onside kick down by seven points. Then, they drove straight down the field and scored on a pass from Tarik Cohen from the one-yard line with the game on the line. Improbable.
From there the Bears tied the game with the extra point and went onto lose the game in overtime. With the discussion being prevalent this year more than others when it comes to going for two, it was in the back of a lot of fans heads that Nagy would go for two in that spot.
The idea is that he is on the road, and he has his backup quarterback. It took crazy stops and breaks to even get to that point. Now, you have one play from the three-yard line to win the game. Is that better than trying to win a coin toss and go all the way down the field?
We saw the results of them trying to drive down the field.
There is an argument to be made that the way the defense was playing, it may have been worth kicking the ball deep. Eli Manning was getting hit often, and it felt like he was an inch away from a game-changing mistake all game. Nagy may have thought that even if he lost the toss, the defense could get a score, a turnover, or at least give them good field position.
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This put the Bears offense in a spot Nagy likely did not want his team to be in. They had to drive down the field to try to tie the game. When starting from that point, he probably had wished he went for two.
While that is revisionist history, and Nagy said in his press conference that before the drive he mentioned he had every intention of kicking the game-tying extra point, at the time I thought he should have gone for two.
Even if he had won the toss, that is a heavy task for Chase Daniel. You are right there. Your team has not played well all game, but you can give them three yards to steal a football game. In my opinion, Nagy should have gone for two. What do you think?