So Tomlin said this during the press conference:
For those of you saying he showed faith in the defense by letting them do their job. Well, I say he showed an equal amount of unfaithfulness to his snapper/holder/kicker. Weather conditions be dam ned. It was clearly easier throughout the game for us to kick a chipshot fg then it was for our secondary to actually cover james jones and boykin all game.Was one of those risks not taking a knee and just kicking a field goal and running out the clock at the end?
I am not into that. We had the opportunity to put the ball in the end zone. In weather conditions like that anything can happen. The snapper could roll the ball back, the ball could go through the snappers hands, etc. Given the opportunity to score, we’re going to score. We felt comfortable putting our defense on the field and winning.