Peyton Manning, Shannon Sharpe, and the entire internet were in shock that the Denver Broncos settled for a 64-yard game-winning field goal, which was missed
The Denver Broncos lost to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football by a final score of 17-16.
Russell Wilson was booed at the start of the game and ultimately came up short against his former team, now lead by former West Virginia University Mountaineers legend Geno Smith.
For WVU fans like myself, who jumped on the Seahawks money line, cheers to you. For those who followed my original Seahawks +7 pick because the Broncos hype train entering tonight never got to you, we’ll drink to that as well.
Anyways, the Broncos new head coach Nathaniel Hackett basically blew this game with some terrible clock management at the end of the game.
The Broncos, down one, had the ball with a minute and 10 seconds left on the clock. Instead of burning one of their three timeouts, the Broncos decided to run 40 seconds off the clock before calling a timeout in order to kick a 64-yard field goal in an attempt to win the game.
Yeah, that didn’t work.
Troy Aikman and Joe Buck, who seemed generally confused throughout the night, were baffled at the decision to run the clock down. Over on the Manningcast, Peyton was basically having a panic attack and Shannon Sharpe nearly lost his mind over the fact that the Broncos would waste all that time just to eventually call a time out and kick a 64 yard field goal.
Denver Broncos Burn 40+ Seconds of Clock
I have to agree with the gents over on the Manningcast. You have 4th and 5 and three timeouts. Burn one immediately, get up to the ball and try to move the chains one more time to give McManus a better chance at winning the game. You have to think the odds of any kicker to hit a 64-yard field goal on the road in week one and super low, right?
Needless to say, the Manningcast crew weren’t the only ones upset about the decision to burn 40 seconds and settle for the 64-yard field goal. Twitter was livid with Hackett.
Twitter was FURIOUS with Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett
Ouch. Not a great way to start the season for Hackett and the Broncos. Shoutout to Geno Smith and the Seahawks for the win. Denver sports talk radio should be a TREAT for the rest of this week. Could you imagine if that happened in Philadelphia?