Broncos Beat Saints On Incredible Blocked Extra Point, Will Parks’ Controversial Return
“Those guys that care so much, that’s the reason why you tell them hey, just let it go”.
Before the Saints could get anything going on their ensuing drive, Thomas fumbled the ball again after taking a hard hit from Jared Crick on a short second-down reception that Broncos safety T.J. Ward recovered at New Orleans’ 20-yard line.
The Saints appeared poised to win after Drew Brees threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Brandin Cooks with 1:22 left, tying the score at 23, pending the extra point try.
Teammate Will Parks gathered the bouncing ball and returned it 84 yards for a two-point defensive conversion that gave the Broncos an astonishing 25-23 triumph. The one that pulls them out of trouble and makes the gritty look good.
Just when you thought you might have seen it all.
Couple things must improve for the Broncos to get a win today, and go on a run.
Especially considering the Denver defense played so incredible and forced the unsafe New Orleans offense into four turnovers, it would have been a shame to let this game get away.
An unbelievable sequence of events cost the New Orleans Saints the kind of win that would have sent them hurtling into the NFC playoff picture.
The offensive line of the New Orleans Saints is playing very well. The hits took a toll on the young signal caller, who has struggled with a shoulder injury this year.
The Broncos entered Week 10 having won a franchise record 27-consecutive games when winning the turnover battle.
His two fumbles and bobble-turned-interception were among the most glaring mishaps that undermined the Saints’ bid to break.500 for the first time since the end of the 2013 season.
Rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott scored two of his three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to lift the Dallas Cowboys over the Pittsburgh Steelers 35-30 in a tense duel that saw seven lead changes.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee led 21-0 before the first quarter was over and held off Green Bay for the game’s remainder to pick up a surprising win.
Brees probably deserved better. He finished with 303 hard-earned yards of his own, plus two INTs. “He knows that can’t happen”. All they needed to seal the victory was a simple extra point.
The NFL has had far too few of these contests-entertaining, back-and-forth affairs with dramatic finishes. This win over the Saints showed us that the Broncos can win in a dome like Houston or even on the road outdoors in Arrowhead, Oakland, and maybe even Foxborough. Simmons’ block was scooped up by Parks, who almost stepped out of bounds as he raced down the left sideline.
“Hey, that’s a tough call, ” Saints coach Sean Payton said.
As I noted on Twitter, the biggest issue for the refs was Parks wearing white shoes. “[It’s a] white sideline”.
The Packers seem to be getting more and more efficient on offense and could soon be back to looking like the Packers of two years ago once their running backs return. Thanks in large part to how high Justin Simmons can jump.