I was there and laughed and laughed when we got that safety. [me all drunk up] "Whoo hooooooo! Safety too..... Patriots SUCK!!!"
“I think that was the best call of the game,” Givens said. “Our coaches knew that we have a great field-goal kicker. The offense was moving the ball all game and either we were going to get three and go to overtime or score a touchdown.”.
Belichick said he took the safety because he figured he’d lose any chance at good field position if he punted from the end zone.
“We were hoping to get the ball back in decent field position and still have some time to at least try for a field goal to tie it,” he said.