Late in the game, Russell Wilson had an opportunity to seal the deal. In the end zone, he threw an interception. In extra time, the Denver Broncos quarterback had another opportunity to seal the victory. On fourth-and-short, he threw an incomplete pass without checking for a wide-open receiver.
Wilson was brought in for games like these and was rewarded with a $245 million deal before he had played a single snap for the Denver Broncos. However, on Thursday night, Denver lost 12-9 to the Indianapolis Colts.
I Let the Team Down Today
Wilson said, “I let the team down today” after throwing two interceptions, one of which led to a game-tying field goal by Indianapolis with five seconds remaining in regulation. There is just one certainty in this game, and that is that you will face challenges.
Wilson and the offense had trouble getting off the field and scoring again. The Broncos (2-3) have struggled mightily to score, scoring an average of only 15 points per game.
Wilson, who relocated to Denver from Seattle after ten years, said, “I’ve got to be better.” I have to up my game. A number of our trips were enjoyable rides. At times, we were able to advance the ball into scoring territory, but we failed to score. There are opportunities to make certain plays.
Just before the two-minute warning, things started to turn around. With a field goal advantage, the Broncos had a third-and-4 at the Indianapolis 13-yard line. In this low-scoring game, a field goal was certain and hence loomed huge.
But the Broncos sought to put the game away by passing the ball rather than running it. Although Stephon Gilmore intercepted Wilson’s ball in the end zone. It gave the Colts enough time to drive and tie the game with 5 seconds left on the clock when Chase McLaughlin kicked a 31-yard field goal.
Wilson remarked, “You just can’t throw that. If he is not around, you have to kick it out of the zone. After a successful field goal attempt by Indianapolis to start overtime, the Broncos immediately drove deep into Colt’s territory.
Wilson failed to pass the ball to a wide-open KJ Hamler on fourth-and-1 at the 5, opting instead to try to pound it into the hands of a diving Courtland Sutton in the end zone. Gilmore finally put an end to it.
The Game is Over – Start Questioning Your Assumptions Now
Left guard Dalton Risner predicted that the call would be celebrated as brilliant if the team scored the touchdown. As it was, we were unable to complete the task. After the game, Wilson was chosen by his team.
After Wilson consoled him after his fumble was recovered for a 68-yard score and the Seahawks lost in Las Vegas on Sunday, Melvin Gordon did the same. In addition, Courtland Sutton communicated with him. Bradley Chubb, the defensive team’s star player, had 2 1/2 sacks.
Wilson said, “I’ll pay for it.” The one thing I am certain of is that I have survived tough times, overcome hurdles, and conquered difficulties before. Been through the mill, ups, and downs, peaks, and valleys. There have been several low points.
I Will Never Let Someone Get Me Down or Make Me Lose Hope
Sutton’s response to a question about the game’s last play was, “It was swatted down.” He guaranteed that his quarterback’s back was covered. In his speech, Sutton emphasized that everyone in the group is there to support one another. As a team, we are going to win games and lose games. Collectively, we have suffered a loss today.
Rookie Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett put the ball squarely in Wilson’s hands. The team learned their lesson from the season opener against Seattle when they missed a fourth-and-short and settled for a Brandon McManus field goal from 64 yards out. It swung to the left, and Wilson’s homecoming was a bitter one for the Broncos, who lost 17-16.
Currently, Wilson Is the Only One Getting Any Attention
According to Hackett, “It all begins with me” in terms of getting the quarterback into sync with the rest of the offense’s wideouts and tight ends. The same is true this time around; there were several chances.
There were some penalties and drops again, I believe. What becomes irritating is that we keep injuring ourselves. Starting with a record of 2-3, the Broncos have an uphill battle to end their streak of six consecutive non-playoff seasons.
Wilson said, “I’m looking forward to turning it around.” Because it will be a unique tale when we do. Since this is all I have ever known, I cannot imagine any other way of thinking.