Heading into Week 12, there were a near-record number of close games decided by eight points or fewer. Those 85 games in the first 11 weeks of the season were the second-most ever, just behind the 1988 season (86 games decided by a possession or less during the first 11 weeks).
This week, there were nine games that fall into that category, two that were decided in overtime. This means that coaching decisions and strategy are even more important as close games could come down to one play call or one decision to either go for it on fourth down or punt it away. It is always easy to question a coach's decision after the fact, but, regardless, here are a few questionable decisions I noticed this weekend.
Denver at Kansas City
Kansas City jumped out to an early lead Sunday against the Broncos as the Chiefs had scoring drives on their first two possessions. But after those two drives, the score was only 6-0 after the Chiefs settled for a pair of red-zone field goals. This strategy migh...