Also, when a kicker tries to kick it out of bounds, say to his left, he may overdo it and kick it at too much of an angle and lose 10 yards or worse compared with just booming it as far as he could down the middle. We've all seen the referee walk the ball back 10-15 yards on an OOB kick, as they "triangulate" it or whatever it's called, all lost yardage for the kicking team. 10 - 15 yards, especially when the Patriots only needed a field goal to win, was like a first down, a big deal. Problem with belting it to the middle of the field though is the returner usually gets some yards on a return. Marcus got it all! Tough decision.