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Broncos’ Nathaniel Hackett Regrets Late-FG Try vs. Seahawks: ‘Should’ve Gone for It’

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Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett is having regrets.

“Looking back at it, we definitely should’ve gone for this,” he told reporters when discussing your choice to kick a 64-yard field goal rather than choosing 4th-and-5 close to the end of Monday’s 17-16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Denver was most likely the better team in Monday’s contest, however the chaos by the end of the contest served as a fitting metaphor for how it unfolded.

The AFC West team simply couldn’t escape its way with Melvin Gordon III and Javontae Williams each fumbling on goal-to-go situations from the Seattle 1-yard line in the next half. Settling for a field goal following a false start helped derail another goal-to-go situation on another possession felt just like a massive improvement.

Even with all that, the Broncos had the ball in the ultimate minutes with to be able to win.

Russell Wilson impressed for a lot of the overall game while throwing for 340 yards, and he led the people to the Seahawks’ 46-yard line with approximately about a minute remaining. They faced the 4th-and-5 with all three timeouts and a golden possiblity to move the ball and finally ice the win with a shorter field goal.

Instead, the offense huddled and took its time all as the play and game clocks were ticking. The Broncos then had to call a timeout in order to avoid a delay of game penalty and help settle a few of the confusion. Hackett made a decision to trot kicker Brandon McManus on the market for a 64-yard field goal upon the go back to play.

He missed it, and Wilson lost his return visit to Seattle.

Wilson told reporters he was fine with kicking it following the game, but Hackett wishes he may have another possiblity to decide upon further reflection.

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