Pete Carroll's decision to go for two worked out, but was it the right call? (Shutdown Corner)

The scenario: The Seahawks led 25-24 over the New England Patriots and scored a touchdown to go up 31-24 prior to the conversion. Carroll went for the carotid artery, attempting to go for the two-point conversion, and it even left Patriots head coach Bill Belichick — who appeared to be seen mouthing, “Why would they do that?” on the TV broadcast — a bit slack-jawed. The Seahawks then led by a touchdown and an extra point, as opposed to an eight-point lead that would have required the Patriots to score a TD and hit on a two-pointer just to send it to overtime.