There aren’t many crazier ways to lose than a pick-two. When the Kansas City Chiefs visited the Atlanta Falcons earlier this year, the Falcons took a one point lead with under five minutes to go. They decided to go for two to try to make it a field goal lead.
That’s when Matt Ryan, the MVP, threw a pick-two on the two-point conversion to Eric Berry, who brought it back to the house. That gave the Chiefs the lead back. I had never heard of a pick-two so I thought that would be the craziest way the Falcons would lose all year.
And then the Super Bowl happened.
The craziest part is that the Falcons had an eight point lead under five minutes left at the Patriots 22-yard line. That’s a 40-yard field goal attempt to put it away. Then they lost a yard. Matt Ryan was sacked. They were called for holding. All of a sudden, they’re punting, not attempting a field goal.
I can’t imagine being a Falcons fan this morning. The most incredible Super Bowl comeback in history with the Patriots getting a 34-28 overtime win.