A Costly Overtime Mistake for the Packers
The Packers were on the Vikings' 2-yard line in overtime, facing a fourth down. Head coach Mike McCarthy, instead of going for it to try to end the game, decided to kick a field goal, giving the Vikings one shot to try to match the Packs' field goal with one of their own. Because the game ended in a tie, it's obvious that the Vikings did just that.
McCarthy's decision in overtime made a huge impact on the outcome of the game. But regardless of the outcome, was it the most statistically sound choice to make? numberFire Chief Analyst Keith Goldner takes a look.