Originally Posted by Rey
Only one of those things you named had something to do with plays not being made on the field and that was the tuck rule.
Other than that, those are big moments/plays being made when it mattered most.
Getting lucky is overrated. I'd rather be good than Lucky, because bad teams and mediocre teams making making mediocre plays and playing mediocre football aren't lucking their way into Championships. Normally the two teams in the Superbowl earned their right there by making plays. Not by getting lucky.
Being good only gets you to the playoffs...getting lucky many times is what separates a SB/championship appearance from going home. ultimately it doesn't matter what you'd rather be...it's what happens & you benefit from or lose out on when you meet up with teams that are just as good as you in the playoffs.
& lol....big moments/plays being made when it matters most falls on the entire team
....not just 1 guy unless that 1 guy is solely responsible for the gaffe. Manning's escape from that near sack is a liiiiitttttttle less awesome if David Tyree doesn't come down with that ball. Frankly it turns into a downright stupid play/throw if Harrison prys it away for a pick and effectively seals the game for the Pats.
Nevertheless, does a lucky play here and there that wasn't entirely b/c of Eli make him that
much better of a qb than Schaub?
How good the giants were didn't have anything to do with SF's Kyle Williams' 2 muffed punts that led to 2 scores for the Giants.
How good the Ravens were didn't have anything to do with Jacoby Jones muffing a punt on the 10yd line......that led to a score that ultimately was the difference in the game.
& you can't tell me that the greatness of Reggie Wayne is what allowed him to recover a fumble in the AFC championship game when he was in the grasp of 3 Patriots. likewise for the fumble recovery for the TD for the colts a few drives before that. These were the same plays that the Colts had been losing out on in previous years against the pats even though the colts were as good.