After last night's unconventional decision, I've been thinking of a scenario of my own.
Let's say it is nearing the end of the game, and you're up by 1 point and driving. Late in the 4th quarter, you score a touchdown to go up by 7. Conventional wisdom says you kick the PAT to go up 8, forcing the other team to drive the length of the field AND score a two-point conversion.
But how about this. If you trust in your offense, go for 2. If you get it, you go up by two possessions. If you don't, you're still up 7 points, and would most likely go to OT if you give up a touchdown.
Essentially, what this decision come down to (assuming the other team scores a TD, otherwise it doesn't matter) is which situation you'd rather face: your offense going for 2, or the opposing offense going for 2.
I would argue that if you trust your offense more than your defense, you should go for 2 in that situation.
What do you guys think?