Questionable fourth-down play costs Broncos in 12-9 OT loss to Colts

The Denver Broncos are a mess. 

On Thursday night, the Broncos snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory, falling to the Indianapolis Colts, 12-9, in an unattractive time beyond regulation affair. 

Driven by a large night time from their protection, the Broncos seemed to have a lock on the area intention-fest but permit matters slip absent late, in the end falling to 2-3 on the youthful time. 

A Chase McLaughlin 31-yard discipline intention with five seconds left in the fourth quarter helped the Colts power additional time. Indianapolis gained the ball first in OT and set jointly an 8-enjoy generate ending with a 48-lawn field intention from McLaughlin to give the Colts the direct. 

Denver commenced their extra time possession at their personal 25-garden line, driving deep into Indianapolis territory in just six plays. Nevertheless, facing a fourth-and-just one from the Colts’ 5-lawn line, the Broncos and head mentor Nathaniel Hackett had been faced with a preference. Go for the acquire, or kick a discipline intention and hope for, at ideal, a tie. 

Hackett determined to go for it, but rather of operating the ball, the Broncos ran a go participate in out shotgun development, which fell incomplete. 

To make issues worse, it appeared that wide receiver K.J. Hamler broke open on the fourth-down participate in and would have had a distinct lane to the finish zone experienced Wilson looked his way.

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