It remains to be seen if this is the right decision for the Rams, but Sean McVay did opt to go for it on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line just a week ago against the Dallas Cowboys. The Rams were up 23-15, McVay ran the ball on fourth-and-goal, and the Rams scored a touchdown to go up 30-15, effectively ending the game.
McVay seems like a guy that knows the value of a touchdown during big time NFL games, but here he opted for the safer route and kicked a 24-yard field goal that tied the game at 20.
We’ll have to see if this is a call that bites them in the ass — a 24-20 lead against Drew Brees in the Superdome could’ve been the final nail in the coffin for the Saints.
Update: The decision to kick ended up working! The game went into overtime at 23-23 and then the Rams hit a game-winning, 57-yard field goal to advance to Super Bowl 53.