Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
They had 2 timeouts left and 3 seconds on the clock.
Once they ran out of bounds after the first play, they were sitting on the 48 facing a 65 yard FG with 2 timeouts they weren't going to have a use for.
So why not burn one on the long FG 'trial' and if you see your kicker doesn't have the leg for it, you go out there and do the hail mary.
I wouldn't use my last timeout on something like that, nor would I give up a pass play or time off the clock. But in the situation I just described, there's nothing to be lost by the effort.
I thought they were out of timeouts and the ice was the final one