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Ron Rivera’s Controversial Decision: The Commanders’ Overtime Dilemma
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Ron Rivera’s Controversial Decision: The Commanders’ Overtime Dilemma

By Score More In Sunday's game against the Eagles, Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera made a decision that raised some eyebrows. After scoring a touchdown with no time left on the clock, Rivera chose to go for the tie instead of attempting a two-point conversion. While Washington did receive the ball first in overtime, they ultimately couldn't secure the win. Rivera later offered an explanation for his choice. Rivera's reasoning was based on the perceived fatigue of his players. "Yeah, but you know what. Those guys, they were gassed, they really were. It was a long-ass drive. They hurried, they were hustling," Rivera explained after the game. He decided to trust his team's ability to go for the win in overtime when they would presumably be more well-rested. The Commanders we...