Patriots down 21-24. 2nd & Goal from the 3 YL. Brady passes it for a TD.
Seahawks down 24-28 a few minutes later. 2nd & Goal from the 2 YL. Wilson tries to pass it, INT.
Every additional yard counts in such a big spot, Brady's pass was near the sideline to a more justifiable target than Lockette, you're putting the ball in Brady's hands not Russell's, they don't have a RB who is even close to being in Lynch's zone that you'd tear them apart for not running with...
But literally nobody cares about this, and they have two TOs. For the above reasons I listed they're not truly comparable stuations, but in terms of the way the world reacted, it was the decision of the Seahawks to pass being so close to the GL
that was the overriding issue. Brady passed, but was more safe about it. The decision is not that different, however. Just a little surprised how these two were reacted to, because the way the Seahawks one was perceived you'd at least think a few people would bring up the decision a few minutes earlier by the Patriots, even if a lot of the factors differed. One mitigated the risk more than the other, but I think the successful outcome is truly the most telling part of it.