"Now when I go to the bathroom I find out who my friends are." - Jake Scott after both broken hands were in casts following the 1972 season
If true (I don't think it is) then BB got out Belicheated. hahahahahahah!!
I agree that if this was intentional it might have been a smart move by Coughlin, but the thing is that if the Patriots complete a pass in the middle of the field, that's a free time out for them. So there is some element of risk to this strategy.
YES, the time rolled off the clock, but the Patriot's got another play because of it and moved five yards closer to the end zone. If Gronkowski didn't have his gimpy ankle he might have caught the Hail Mary and the "Giant's 12 men on the field" would have been the worst blunder in SB history. The Pats have benefited from the rules so often, like the Tuck Rule,,,,so it's karma that something finally went against them.