Broncos Vs Bengals: The Denver Broncos completed a thrilling 20-17 overtime victory over Cincinnati Bengals at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Monday night. With the victory, the Broncos clinched a playoff berth. Use the hashtag #CINvsDEN to tweet about the game.
With the teams tied at 17-17 in overtime, the match swung in Broncos’ favor after DeMarcus Ware beat AJ McCarron to a fumbled snap (Watch Video Above). Ware’s amazing recovery was quickly followed by a 37-yard field goal by Brandon McManus, whose 45-yarder at the end of regulation time made necessary all the extra drama. |Final Box Score|
During the closing minutes of regulation, Brock Osweiler gave Broncos a chance at victory when he hit Owen Daniels on consecutive plays for a total of 42 yards. Despite moving into field goal range, Brandon McManus shanked a FG attempt as time expired to force overtime. “Sometimes that’s just how the game goes,” Osweiler said after the game, when asked about the missed field goal. “But our team has a lot of special guys on it, and those guys are willing to fight for sometimes 60-plus minutes. We have had to do that couple of times this year. It’s just a heck of a team effort, great win in front of the best fans in the world.”
The Broncos (11-4) did really well to overcome a 14-0 first-half deficit. With the victory, the Broncos did two things: 1) Clinch their fifth consecutive playoff berth, and 2) Deny the Bengals (11-4) their first road victory on a Monday night since 1990.
The Bengals blew a golden opportunity to earn a first-round bye in the postseason. The Broncos can still finish top seed in the AFC with a win over San Diego Chargers next weekend. Also, the Broncos would need Miami Dolphins to beat New England Patriots to win their division.
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