Former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was imploring his former team to call a timeout late in the fourth quarter vs. the Seattle Seahawks.
It had been the beginning of what was said to be a thrilling season for the Denver Broncos. They got a superstar quarterback in Russell Wilson following a trade with the Seattle Seahawks to greatly help bring them back again to the playoffs. Denver had the opportunity to defeat Seattle for his or her first win of the growing season.
Instead, the Seahawks defeated the Broncos 17-16. The story of the overall game will without doubt be Denvers final drive of the overall game. Facing a fourth-and-five near midfield, the Broncos had all three timeouts at their disposal. Instead, head coach Nathaniel Hackett allow game clock tick right down to significantly less than 30 seconds.
Through the Manningcast, Peyton Manning was pleading with the Broncos to call a timeout.
Peyton Manning pleaded with the Broncos to call a timeout at end of Seahawks game
In the event that you thought that decision was confusing, Hackett made another decision to seriously make Broncos fans heads spin.
Hackett opted against giving the ball to Wilson, whom the team gave a $245 million contract extension to and contains made some incredible clutch plays throughout his career, and only kicker Brandon McManus attempting a 64-yard field goal. The kick was no good.
McManus had made just one single 60-plus yard field goal attempt in his career on seven attempts ahead of Monday night. Now, he could be one-for-eight.
Brandon McManus misses from 64 yards and #Broncos lose by 1. Brandon McManus is currently 1-of-8 on FG of 60+ yards in his career. NFL teams converted 49 percent of that time period last season on fourth-and-5.
Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) September 13, 2022
This is a loss which will stick to the Broncos through the entire week. They will have the opportunity to put it in it with a convincing make an impression on the Houston Texans in Week 1.