Underhill: Saints playing to win against the Rams was the right call (1 Viewer)

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By Nick Underhill | The Advocate

Revisiting a few talking points remaining from the Saints' loss to the Rams in the NFC championship game.
'The Saints should have run three times to kill the clock'

There is a growing contingent that believes New Orleans should have run the ball three consecutive times during their final possession after Ted Ginn’s 43-yard reception put the Saints at the 13-yard line.

Without knowing exactly how the plays would have unfolded, if the Saints had run three times and kicked a field goal, there probably would have been a little bit more than a minute on the clock when Los Angeles got the ball back with no timeouts remaining.

It would have been tight, but that is plenty of time to get in field-goal range, especially when you have a kicker with the range of Greg Zuerlein. Besides, the Rams got to New Orleans’ 33-yard line in 57 seconds during the final drive of regulation. ...

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