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Although it has been just two games, as Houston Texans interim head coach, Romeo Crennel has shown a desire to be aggressive when trying to put away games.
So when the Texans scored to take a 36-29 lead with 1:50 to go and a chance to make it a two-possession game against an undefeated team, he went for it.
According to ESPN’s win probability calculator, the Texans had a 98.2% chance to win if they kicked the extra point, and 98.1% chance to win if they went for two.
It didn’t work — quarterback Deshaun Watson‘s pass to Randall Cobb was incomplete — and the Titans got the ball back down seven points with 1:45 seconds remaining. Tennessee scored a touchdown with four seconds left and needed only an extra point to force overtime. The Texans lost the coin toss, and the Titans marched down the field, eventually winning 42-36.
“I wanted to go ahead and get the two points,” Crennel said. “It felt like that would kind of put it out of reach for them, and if we would have gotten it, we would have been in much