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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelers_All_Day_43 View Post
    ....It is true. If you are losing, you get the ball first to try take the lead or start a comeback. If you are winning, you have a chance to increase your lead. There are NO negatives to deferring.
    Then why would anyone EVER accept the ball? EVER?

    Read this article and even if you disagree with his mindset, you can see that only 30% of kick-offs were deferred last year. If it were a no-brainer as you suggest it would 100% rather than 30%.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/column...ohn&id=6322587
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