And you snap the ball with 28 seconds on the play clock? I get that it is an up tempo offense but if you run the clock and run the ball then maybe you punt but you give it to Rice to drive the field with an offense that’s really not very explosive. It’s hot in the first game of the year and you can run it down their throats and run the clock.
Yes the run game wasn’t impressive, but the clock is your friend at that time and you’re just about at midfield.
Instead you throw a sideways pass that gets fumbled and luckily doesn’t get returned for a quick score.
It’s like no one watched the Falcons give away the super bowl a few years ago.