Originally Posted by Stray
Burning 2nd half TOs hurts but you gotta give some credit to Peyton, with that offense they run when you finally can get subs in it's easy to have confusion. Honestly I thought we should have burned a TO on their last TD because they ran a formation that totally confused the entire defense.
But yea I agree about the calls, they're good enough to not need the borderline calls to go their way. That drive where Dalton converted the 3rd and long but we had a ton of penalties called against us was the back breaker. That and giving up a special teams TD.
Too often I think coaches think inside the box instead of outside of the box. IMO TO's, especially in the second half, are very valuable. The Bengals burned one on a 3rd and short for the Bronco's because of a defensive cluster. I thought to my self they MUST stop the Bronco's or that TO was worthless. As it ended up the Bronco's had about a 20 yard gainer after the TO. The Bengals would have been better off jumping off sides, giving the Bronco's a 1st but preserving the TO.
The PI in the endzone looked like a borderline call. The holding on the Bengals looked like a borderline call especially when you consider on the same play the WR took a shot helmet to helmet on the catch. I remember thinking during the game yesterday, man it must be nice to be a fan of Peyton because of all the calls he gets.