By Tom Brennan
Eagles coach Doug Pederson was on the fence yesterday about his numb-skulled decision to punt instead of going for a field goal at the end of yesterday’s 23-23 tie against the Bengals
Pederson faced a fourth-and-12 with less than a minute to play in overtime of yesterday’s game against the Bengals and had a choice of kicking a 64-yard field goal, going for it or punting. Pederson chose to punt and said after the game that he did so because the other two options could have left the Bengals with a chance to win the game.
During this morning’s appearance on WIP, Pederson said he’s had a change of heart.
“But looking back on it, I probably would have gone the other way,” Pederson said, via Dave Zangaro of NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com.
There are no do-overs for Pederson, so his team remains 0-2-1 as he tries to figure out the right moves to make in real time ahead of a two-game road trip to face the 49ers and Steelers.