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Why Did Norv Turner Stop the Clock for Peyton Manning?
by November 30, 1999 @ 12:00 am (Category : Uncategorized )

Nov 24th 2008 1:25AM by Chris Burke (author feed)
Filed under: Chargers, Colts, NFL CoachingNorv TurnerSan Diego made a spectacular comeback on Sunday night. With their season on the line, the Chargers rallied from 20-10 deficit to force a tie with Indianapolis - a burst that should have sent the game into overtime.

Except, for some reason, Norv Turner insisted on giving Peyton Manning and the Colts plenty of time to go for the win.

OK, when Turner called timeout with a little more than 90 seconds left and his team down by three, I’m sure he had a lot on his mind. The Chargers had just completed a 13-yard pass, giving them a fourth-and-two on the Colts’ 29. When that play ended, Turner immediately called timeout - about 1:35 remained on the clock.

Here’s the problem: Turner called timeout after that third-down pass play ended. He then proceeded to send Nate Kaeding out to kick a game-tying field goal.

Getting knotted up at 20-20 was all well and good, except Turner’s quick trigger finger on the timeout left Manning 1:30 to get into field goal position. And there was really no reason for that mistake.Continue Reading




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