During a fascinating 30-minute interview with Soren Petro of 810 Sports on Tuesday ― feel free to watch ithere
― Chiefs coach Andy Reid gave fans a rare glimpse into his thought process before the team’s final offensive play in their 45-44 loss to Indianapolis.
Here’s a quick refresher: The Chiefs were trailing the Colts 45-44 in the wild-card game at Lucas Oil Stadium with two minutes left. They needed a field goal and were out of Ryan Succop’s range, so they had to go for it on fourth-and-11.
After a short break due to the two-minute warning, the Chiefs came out in "11" personnel with one running back and one tight end. At the bottom of the screen, you see Dwayne Bowe has single coverage against the Colts’ best cornerback, Vontae Davis, to the field side. Davis didn’t have a great game to that point and had been battling a groin injury, but with a grade of plus-15.5, he graded out as one of the best corners in football this year, according to Pro Football Focus.webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen>