Originally Posted by Lucky
The Texans got the ball one more time after that conversion attempt. There wasn't that much time left. It was the right call.
Waiting until the last possible chance to make a play is by definition playing not to lose. Go for it. If you don't make it, at least you have the rest of the game to make up for it. Wait until the last play of the game, it's do or die. You have to maximize your opportunities to win. I can't agree with every coaching decision the Texans made, but I'll back this one 100% every time.
With a field goal by the Lions we are down by 8. If we kick the PAT we are only down by 7. Going for the 2 point conversion would force us to go for a high risk 2 point conversion twice. That is not a good scenario.