So during last night's Redskins-Eagles game, we all remember the moment when the Skins had the ball on the 11 with 14 seconds left to play in the half, right? They were down 6-3 and the right thing to do, clearly, was take a shot at the end zone and if the pass went incomplete, go kick a field goal. But instead Joe Gibbs . . . sent in the field goal team. Fortunately, Eagles coach Andy Reid noted that this was a ridiculous play and called a timeout, giving Gibbs a chance to reconsider, call a pass, score a touchdown, and go on to win the game. Wasn't that a bit odd? Who changes their mind in a situation like that? And what was Gibbs thinking the first time around?
Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.