If Garrett knew that a 52-yard field goal would be too long to attempt in that direction, then he should have managed the game according to that. If he's afraid to give the Redskins the ball back, then he shouldn't have needlessly called timeout before the third-down play. We still had three timeouts -- we could have let the clock run before third down, then either used our timeouts or just let the clock run down, depending on what happened on third down. With much less time on the clock -- say, less than 20 seconds -- there's a much better risk-reward scenario in going for it on fourth down if you don't make it on third down. If you make it, you can still run two or three plays (we had all three timeouts) before trying a field goal, if necessary. If you don't make it on fourth down, then the Redskins get the ball at their own 34 with 15 seconds or so on the clock -- an even worse scenario for them than getting it at their 20 with 38 seconds left. The potential reward was great, and the risk was almost zero. But no, we called an early timeout and then punted because Garrett got scared. We had a golden opportunity to score AND get the ball coming out of halftime, and we somehow mismanaged ourselves right out of that. It's inexcusable.