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Monday, November 16, 2009
Smart guy agrees with me on Belichick

By Mike Sando

Thanks to Mike Kohary for passing along via Facebook the link to Brian Burke's statistical justification for Bill Belichick's fourth-and-2 decision Sunday.

History says there was no reason for the Patriots to punt in that situation.

Non-statistical considerations -- the Patriots have Tom Brady, the Colts have Peyton Manning -- only reinforce the decision as correct.

I didn't have the numbers or math background to accomplish what Burke demonstrated, but Belichick's decision did make sense to me. Based on Burke's research, there really shouldn't have been much debate.