"I just relied on the chart on that one," said Sherman. "Sometimes I go by my gut. Particularly for the first three quarters, I usually go by instinct... like in the first half, the chart says, ‘Go for two,' and I didn't because that's too early for me. But at that point, the chart said, ‘Go for two,' and I thought it gave us what we needed to get at that point. I relied on the chart for that one."
Sherman did admit after Green Bay's 34-21 victory that his decision to take a time out just before halftime was a mistake. With five seconds remaining, it allowed the Bears to run one more play on fourth down to take a shot at end zone as time expired. Safety Darren Sharper ended up intercepting the pass at the goal line and returning it 50 yards to end the half.
"It was a mistake on my part," said Sherman of his decision to call a time out. "I was thinking I could block a punt and got a little too greedy there, and it ended up backfiring. That will never happen again."