With three seconds left in the game, the Broncos were trailing 35-27 with the ball at the 50-yard line. At that point, Denver only had one option: Russell Wilson He would have to throw a Hail Mary and then everyone in Denver would have to pray that someone would catch it.
In what turned out to be one of the wildest plays you’ll ever see late in the game, the Broncos caught the Hail Mary. Wilson’s pass was deflected THREE times before falling into the hands of Brandon Johnsonwho somehow managed to make an improbable capture.
Although the play drove Broncos fans crazy, the problem for Denver is that the Hail Mary didn’t tie the game. Since the Commanders were leading 35-27, the touchdown only reduced the score to 35-33.
To tie the game, the Broncos also needed to convert a double, but that didn’t happen. In the two-point attempt, Benjamin St Juste broke the step, which was intended to Courtland Sutton. However, the play generated some controversy and that is because St-Juste seemed to interfere with Sutton.
CBS rules analyst Gene Steratore thought there was enough contact before they arrived to warrant throwing a pass interference flag. Unfortunately for the Broncos, no flag was thrown on the play.
The defeat was even more painful because it occurred in a match in which.
The no-call pass interference will probably feel like bad deja vu for Sean Payton. Nobody knows more than he does about losing a controversial pass interference call, so you can bet he’ll have some words with the league office. Payton was the coach of the Saints during the 2018 NFC title game when his team lost to the rams after a controversial lack of decision in the fourth quarter.
The Broncos are now 0-2 on the season with their losses by an average of 1.5 points. For a complete recap of the Commanders’ victory, You can check our GameTracker here..