No risk it, no biscuit.
On offense, Arians decided to throw the ball on second down ahead of the two-minute warning, instead of running the ball and milking another 40 seconds off the clock. The pass fell incomplete, giving Aaron Rodgers enough time to tie the game with an incredible Hail Mary at the end of regulation.
Arians wasn't interested in simply taking 40 seconds off the clock, he wanted a first down so he could end the game.
Then with five seconds remaining, Arians stayed aggressive on defense. Defensive coordinator James Bettcher sent seven rushers at Rodgers on his Hail Mary heave instead of stocking the end zone with defenders.
"Most teams play the prevent," Arians said. "That's what Betch was going to play. I said, 'Hell no. Blitz him.' (Rodgers) made a great throw. I thought that Calais (Campbell) was held, but it still ended up being a touchdown."
When aggressiveness works, Arians is lauded. When it doesn't he's loudly critiqued. But he won't change. If he goes down, he'll go down swinging. It's what makes him great.