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Wes Welker: Botched punt return is on me

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Wes Welker helped Tom Brady try to beat Peyton Manning many times when Welker was a member of the Patriots, but no one expected him to do it when he returned to New England as Manning’s Bronco teammate.

It wasn’t intentional, but that’s just what happened on Sunday night in overtime. Welker was back returning a punt because of Trindon Holliday’s fumble earlier in the game and he backed away from Ryan Allen’s kick because of the number of players around the ball. One of those players was Broncos safety Tony Carter, who ran into the punt to create a live ball that the Patriots recovered to set up the winning field goal. The ball hit Carter, but Welker took full responsibility for the blunder after the game.

“I just felt like there was a lot of traffic, it was a high ball, [I] basically didn’t want to get into a situation where somebody’s running into me or anything else, and ended up with a situation that I didn’t want to happen in the first place,” Welker said, via CSNNewEngland.com. “I gotta do a better job of getting up there and getting those guys out of the way, and making sure it doesn’t hit them. I gotta get to him earlier and tell him, and get those guys out of the way if I’m not going to make the catch. I was a little bit in between and you can’t be that way.”

Welker also regretted his inability to come up with a third down catch before the Broncos punted in overtime, giving him plenty to think about on the long flight back to Denver. He wasn’t the only Bronco in that position after an epic second half collapse, but his history in New England made his late game foibles stand out in the crowd.

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  1. j0esixpack says: Nov 25, 2013 7:06 AM

    Perhaps he got confused about which team he was playing on? Honestly Wes did more to help the Patriots win this game than he did in the Super Bowl losses where he dropped THE key passes.

    Edelman meanwhile out Welkered Welker

    Before last night NFL teams were 5-485 when down 24 zip.

    With Welker on the Pats it would have been 5-486

    With Edelman in the slot it’s 6-485

  2. ravenswhat says: Nov 25, 2013 7:12 AM

    No heart. Big time players stick it to their former teams. Not welker. He played his worst game of the year last night. Tells you all you need to know about the Denver chokos.

  3. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Nov 25, 2013 7:30 AM

    No matter the lead, the Dolphins will lose. No matter the deficit, the Patriots will win.

    Both teams are truly incredible, albeit for polar opposite reasons.

  4. audge86 says: Nov 25, 2013 7:30 AM

    TROJAN HORSE

  5. infectorman says: Nov 25, 2013 7:41 AM

    Best moment of the nite”

    Collinsworth: “Welker drops Manning’s pass”

    Michaels: “One too many drops for people in New England”

    Epic collapse by Denver…Doubt creeping in out there in the great state of Colorado as November comes to a close.

    Brady had no trouble throwing into that wind.

    Manning? Not so much

  6. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 25, 2013 7:46 AM

    Well yeah not a good job by Welker, but Carter has to have better awareness than that. And the ST coach has to figure out how to teach both guys how to play that ball and that situation. A standard punt is a pretty common thing in this game, and both men looked like they never done it before on that play.

  7. fwippel says: Nov 25, 2013 8:09 AM

    I hate this for Welker, but he had a very poor game last night even prior to that punt.

    You hate to see Manning vs. Brady games decided like that, especially in OT.

  8. verybadadvice12 says: Nov 25, 2013 8:21 AM

    Wes Welker = The gift that just keeps giving. It’s almost like he never left. Thanks for icing the game for us.

  9. nfl4days says: Nov 25, 2013 8:22 AM

    Up 24-0 at the half, it never should have come even close to that. When Moreno stopped running 9-11 yards a play and manning had to make throws, he looked awful for the most part.

  10. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Nov 25, 2013 8:28 AM

    Tony Carter gets an F-minus on situational awareness. His glaring failure to grasp any of the meaningful concepts in play was, and is, unfathomable. Unreal.

  11. thos222 says: Nov 25, 2013 8:29 AM

    Welker did indeed botch the punt, but Manning once again choked in a big pressure game against a great quarterback. Manning looked old and defeated the entire 2nd half. Brady on the other hand lifted his team with a great fire and passion.

  12. joetoronto says: Nov 25, 2013 8:34 AM

    It’s Ok, Wes. Your whole team choked, not just you, especially Manning.

  13. jasonculhane says: Nov 25, 2013 8:57 AM

    It was an all around choke for the Broncos. Only two players that played like they actually wanted to win the game were Moreno and Miller. The rest of the whole last night was pathetic and played tight, cold and scared.

    If the blue print wasn’t out on the Broncos, its out now. Their wideouts do NOT like to be touched at all. They maybe the biggest bunch of guys, but their the softest in the league and look like statues getting knocked around when they should be opposing their will on defensive backs.

  14. worknman24hours says: Nov 25, 2013 8:59 AM

    Yep, you got that right and congrats to the Sunday night announcers for calling it that way as soon as it happened.

    What a heartbreaking way for what turned out to be a great game to end.

    But look here, you get a team down on the ground by 24 to zero and you let them score four touchdowns without so much as a groan, you deserve to lose.

    I was totally baffled why the Bronco’s, who were destroying the Patriots with an amazingly effective ground game went to the air on a frigid night when that part of their game wasn’t working that well at all and essentially got the Patriots back into the game and on to the win.

    What the heck were the Bronco coaches thinking?

    Welker to blame for losing this game?

    Well,after thinking about it-NO-NOT AT ALL.

  15. pastabelly says: Nov 25, 2013 9:13 AM

    Between that and the dropped pass late in the game, it wasn’t a great homecoming for Welker. He still is a very good player and is missed in NE.

  16. damnsureis says: Nov 25, 2013 9:20 AM

    As a Pats fan I wish the Patriots still had him on the team. That said, watching him drop passes brought back memories of him last year. He is missed, but he doesn’t have the great hands that he’s shown in previous years.

  17. zimaman says: Nov 25, 2013 9:22 AM

    fact# 1 – before he retreated Welker’s front foot was on the 14 yard line

    fact#2 – the ball hit inside the 15.5 yard line after being deflected. it likely would have hit the 15 yard line had it continued on its original path

    fact#3 – all Welker had to do is take one or two at the most steps forward and make the catch and there was plenty of time to do it but he chickened out

    He blew it. Wes is a trooper, fearless and I have seen him get wiped out after a catch and get up and keep grinding.

    This was not one of his finer moments and he at least is man enough to admit it.

  18. jasonculhane says: Nov 25, 2013 9:31 AM

    Broncos only lose games by giving games away, pretty fair to say right? I have yet to see a team beat the Broncos this year without the Broncos melting down.

    Broncos simply didn’t have coaching…They didn’t change game plans at all or switch anything up and they really haven’t for 3 weeks. DelRio looks like an interm coach. I’m not gonna say it would have been a different out come with Fox, but I’m observing a team scoring less with Del rio coaching and a team kinda just sticking to a certain gameplan and living with it. Teams make adjustments at half time, Broncos really haven’t since Fox had his accident.

    One really shouldn’t be upset on this game. It was a choke, but when you consider all the injuries for the Broncos that occurred, they might have been wise to live to fight another day. That’s how they played the entire 2nd half after Cromartie went down, just trying to hold on. If they lose anymore guys on the offensive line there is no Super Bowl. So in the end Broncos didn’t need to win this game as much as the Patriots did and it totally looked that way.

  19. jbaxt says: Nov 25, 2013 9:39 AM

    1st place on the line in the AFC West. Thanks donkeys! 24-0, I thought you had it on the bag. Ya, the Chiefs lost but at least in good fashion with 8 lead changes. Peypey in cold and windy conditions is funny.

  20. stigman2012 says: Nov 25, 2013 9:41 AM

    “Wes Welker: Botched punt return is on me”

    –Well…yeah!

  21. rahavort says: Nov 25, 2013 9:54 AM

    In your FACE WELKER

  22. The Jets are the most pathetic franchise of all time says: Nov 25, 2013 9:56 AM

    I have a strong dislike for the Patriots, but I cant bring myself to say I hate them, because of how much I respect the hell out of them.

    In a year where people say their lucky to be 7-3- barely escaping with wins over Buffalo, Jets & Atlanta. Losing to Carolina, the Jets. People talking about how Brady has lost it, how he has no weapons. Yet in their 2 biggest games this year, Nola & Denver, Brady gets it done in come from behind, true Patriots fashion. Time and again, he finds ways to win. And here they are, 8-3, headed for another AFC East title, another first round bye, and their win last night asserting them as legitimate Superbowl contenders, like every year Brady has been under center.

    Hats off to the Pats. I wont root for you, but I can still admire you.

  23. titansbro says: Nov 25, 2013 9:59 AM

    Why didn’t he just catch it? I don’t understand when guys let it hit & it’s not close to the EZ. He shouldn’t be apologizing for not calling everyone off sooner, he should be apologizing for not catching it. Even if it hadn’t hit his guy the Pats could have downed it real close to the goal line. That was the worst part of the play.

  24. Chuck Norris says: Nov 25, 2013 10:00 AM

    jasonculhane says:
    Nov 25, 2013 9:31 AM
    Broncos only lose games by giving games away, pretty fair to say right? I have yet to see a team beat the Broncos this year without the Broncos melting down.

    Broncos simply didn’t have coaching…They didn’t change game plans at all or switch anything up and they really haven’t for 3 weeks. DelRio looks like an interm coach. I’m not gonna say it would have been a different out come with Fox, but I’m observing a team scoring less with Del rio coaching and a team kinda just sticking to a certain gameplan and living with it. Teams make adjustments at half time, Broncos really haven’t since Fox had his accident.

    One really shouldn’t be upset on this game. It was a choke, but when you consider all the injuries for the Broncos that occurred, they might have been wise to live to fight another day. That’s how they played the entire 2nd half after Cromartie went down, just trying to hold on. If they lose anymore guys on the offensive line there is no Super Bowl. So in the end Broncos didn’t need to win this game as much as the Patriots did and it totally looked that way.

    ____________________________

    Are you effing yanking me??? The Broncos only lose when they give it away? How about the 17 points the Pats “gave” the Broncos in the first half. New England owned Manning and the pass game last night. And dont even bring up injuries. Wilfork, Mayo, Kelly, and Vollmer all lost for the year. Dennard, Gregory, Talib, Spikes, Vereen, and Cannon were all limited or out because of injuries. All teams have injuries, stop making excuses. Go hug it out with Forsbergler (if you can find him)…

  25. broncos97 says: Nov 25, 2013 10:02 AM

    No the simple answer for this team is turning the ball over the offense has done this way to much this year and always deep in our own territory its hard enough to stop Brady but you give him a short field on consecutive turnovers and is there not one other running back on this team that doesn’t fumble I didn’t think I would be saying this but I’m glad we didn’t get rid of moreno he is the only reliable back we have

  26. salutethis says: Nov 25, 2013 10:03 AM

    Actually I thought the Pats would win this game. At home in fox borough they should have won. If Denver wins out they still get the number one seed. And it took a miracle to win this game. From 2 special teams turnovers to the refs realizing at halftime that they were calling the game fair… And that they can’t let Tom get blown out! This will make the revenge when the Pats have to come to Denver that much sweeter!

  27. thundersnacker says: Nov 25, 2013 10:08 AM

    malab377 says: Nov 25, 2013 12:58 AM

    Welker : 65-679-9
    Edelman : 61-610-4… $1.015 million
    —————————————-
    Thanks Elway!

  28. fordmandalay says: Nov 25, 2013 10:13 AM

    Wes Choker. When the game is on the line, get him the Hell off the field.

  29. Patskrieg dot com says: Nov 25, 2013 10:18 AM

    Soooo…. If I’m reading this morning’s Patriot Hater comments correctly you guys think that Welker botched the punt to set up a 34 point field goal and Brady had nothing to do with anything?

  30. cospgsmadman says: Nov 25, 2013 10:29 AM

    It’s o.k., The Broncos will take out the colts and pats in the playoffs. While the Steelers and Ravens will watch from home. Luzers !

  31. pastabelly101 says: Nov 25, 2013 10:30 AM

    The Pats Stole signals, broke them down and cheated their way to another win Right pathetic trolls- Hello Trolls-where are you? Tommy once and for all shows who is the greatest of his generation and probibly the best of all time.-By the way how’s that Welker thing working out!

  32. jamaltimore says: Nov 25, 2013 10:40 AM

    Welker used to choking in big games and paired with the big choker Peyton they could not be denied. I said from the beginning there is no way Denver gets to superbowl and games like last night convince me I’m correct.

  33. malvaren18 says: Nov 25, 2013 10:48 AM

    There is something wrong with the Bronco’s and they need to figure it out before getting to the playoffs or else there doom.

  34. RE LEE says: Nov 25, 2013 11:02 AM

    Wes still act like a patriot—accepts the fault and not pin it on his teammates. BB raised you well Wes.

  35. dwarftosser says: Nov 25, 2013 11:13 AM

    “malvaren18 says:
    Nov 25, 2013 10:48 AM
    There is something wrong with the Bronco’s and they need to figure it out before getting to the playoffs or else there doom.”

    The only thing “wrong” with the Broncos is Peyton’s arm strength. It was apparent last night that he doesn’t have the strength to throw it in those conditions. The Broncos will be fine if the weather is calm.. but they are going to struggle on days like yesterday.

  36. bnwpnw says: Nov 25, 2013 11:19 AM

    Dawned on me during this game that Denver has built a team out of the NFL’s most legendary playoff chokers.

    Oops. Good luck with that in January.

  37. jjackwagon says: Nov 25, 2013 11:30 AM

    Wes,

    I concur, the botched punt is on you. Now who is responsible for blowing the 24 point lead? nevermind, I don’t really care. Just glad to see the paper tigers or should I say paper donkeys get exposed!
    There is a team now that has the right to claim the title “Team to beat” in the AFC and it’s not the Broncos or the Chiefs.

  38. listenup823 says: Nov 25, 2013 11:30 AM

    @jaybaxt.. That loss last week still stings don’t it?

  39. rtookey says: Nov 25, 2013 11:31 AM

    Hey Bronco bandwagoners;

    Wait till him and Manning, 2 biggest choke artists in league history, blow it for you in January…

  40. patsfan1820 says: Nov 25, 2013 11:34 AM

    Peyton sucks in cold weather and Welker makes a key mistake. Sounds like a normal day to me.

  41. jbaxt says: Nov 25, 2013 11:49 AM

    Love donkey trolls, they have to pay millions to Peypey only to realize he can’t play when it counts. Without the 3 early turnovers Donkeys lose bad, too easy.

  42. dontbugmeonsundays says: Nov 25, 2013 11:50 AM

    Broncos were up 24-0. Yes they had an epic collapse. But I gota feeling if they meet again in the playoffs, they will win.

  43. crownofthehelmet says: Nov 25, 2013 11:54 AM

    But what are Mrs. Welkers twitter thoughts?

  44. Milehighmagic58 says: Nov 25, 2013 11:59 AM

    It’s games like this that make me wish Welker took a 40 min shower and missed the second half of the game. (Queue Old Spice Whistle)

  45. surfinbird1 says: Nov 25, 2013 12:01 PM

    Wes was a good Patriot for a lot of years but HE choose to move on. I find it hard to feel sorry for a player on another team when they make a mistake that turns out well for your team.

  46. jeremycrowhurst says: Nov 25, 2013 12:06 PM

    It was a game of mistakes all the way around, on both sides. The difference seems to be that the Patriots figured out how to correct theirs at halftime, while the Broncos figured out how to make some new ones.

  47. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 25, 2013 12:18 PM

    ontbugmeonsundays says:

    Broncos were up 24-0. Yes they had an epic collapse. But I gota feeling if they meet again in the playoffs, they will win.
    _____________________

    The Pats usually have 1 game a year where things fall apart like they did last night in the first half, which typically they lose.

    My feeling is if they see the Donks again in the playoffs that Denver will not get 3 turnovers from the Pats in their first 3 drives.

  48. alchemistcirca1979 says: Nov 25, 2013 12:20 PM

    Mistakes are made by players in every game. You just hope that mistake isn’t a critical one. This one was.

    Oh well, move on. Welker your team is still first in the AFC North so don’t lose to much sleep over it. There is lots of football left to be played and redemption is always a game away.

    Guys don’t be drama queens and make this more than what it is.

  49. patsfan1820 says: Nov 25, 2013 12:45 PM

    Uh alchemist they are in the AFC West.

  50. jasonculhane says: Nov 25, 2013 12:48 PM

    Chuck Norris

    No not kidding…

    They gave 4 turnovers away to the Colts and were still in the game until the end…Against the Pats, yes they were handed a 24 point lead, but gave back the game the same way they gave back the Colts team.

    So yes, Broncos gave the two games they lost this year away. They had the game, then gave it away. What game were you watching?

  51. eatitfanboy says: Nov 25, 2013 12:55 PM

    ialwayswantedtobeabanker says:
    Nov 25, 2013 8:28 AM
    Tony Carter gets an F-minus on situational awareness. His glaring failure to grasp any of the meaningful concepts in play was, and is, unfathomable. Unreal.

    You use many big words, but you have no idea how special teams works.

    Carter’s role is to get downfield in front of Welker and pick up someone to block. By design, he is not supposed to worry about the ball. It is the role of the returner to communicate to him where the ball is relative to him and whether he is going to field it.

    If you watch the replay, there is a moment where Carter disengages the man he is blocking and starts to sprint toward the sideline right before the ball hits him. This is the exact moment that Welker gives the verbal signal to do so, and it was WAY too late.

    The blame for this, as accurately pointed out by Collinsworth (a former punt returner) immediately after it happened, is squarely on Welker.

  52. fubar5150 says: Nov 25, 2013 12:58 PM

    How much did they pay you Wes thanks a lot

  53. eatitfanboy says: Nov 25, 2013 12:59 PM

    jasonculhane says:
    Nov 25, 2013 8:57 AM

    If the blue print wasn’t out on the Broncos, its out now. Their wideouts do NOT like to be touched at all. They maybe the biggest bunch of guys, but their the softest in the league and look like statues getting knocked around when they should be opposing their will on defensive backs.

    You hit the nail on the head. Demaryius Thomas appeared utterly incapable of catching a pass under the slightest amount of contact.

  54. wikidpissah says: Nov 25, 2013 1:01 PM

    zimaman says: Nov 25, 2013 9:22 AM

    fact# 1 – before he retreated Welker’s front foot was on the 14 yard line

    fact#2 – the ball hit inside the 15.5 yard line after being deflected. it likely would have hit the 15 yard line had it continued on its original path
    ================================
    Therein lies the problem. The ball didn’t follow an original path all night. Snaps on punts were moving 3-5 yards. It’s easy to see that with the wind swirling the ball would be hard to judge. Welker should have made the “Peter” call earlier, that was his error.

    That said, Welker remains a class guy, and one of the toughest football players I’ve ever seen.

  55. sportnorcal says: Nov 25, 2013 1:03 PM

    Not a fan of either team, but THIS is what veteran leaders do…

    They take responsibility.
    They take blame.
    And they dont point fingers and make excuses.

  56. jasonculhane says: Nov 25, 2013 1:14 PM

    A lot of people from Boston on here or what? You guys talk on both sides of your mouth.

    You label Manning a choker in the playoffs, but ESPN(Patriots closet fans)crown him in the regular season, but when he loses in the regular season he’s still a choker..lol..But when he loses in the playoffs he’s a choker. The man gets no days off, even with broken vertebra, a numb hand and two busted ankles.

    Manning is just a choker when its convenient for you guys. He doesn’t get the pass from the media when he loses ANY game, the way Brady does. The sports media are boston fans…I get it ESPN. If the Patriots would have lost this game Brady would have had all the excuses in the world…No one to throw to..injuries…Gisele on her period, ect…

    . But Manning with two taped up ankles, a friggen steel rod in his back that makes his arm go numb doesn’t get any passes from the media. “Armstrength”?…Yea he’s wounded, cool you guys can figure it out Dude shouldn’t even be playing, and has 1,000000000000 excuses of why he doesn’t have to answer to anyone on why he loses a game, but chooses to blame no one but himself.

    To me, I see a dude that is basically handicapped who is still on a historic pace and 9-2 sitting atop the AFC. A handicapped Manning is still better then all but 3 quarterbacks in the league and that’s debatable, but its shameful for most of you people to degrade him as choker when most of the athletes would have “choked” to even come back from his injuries…

  57. tedmurph says: Nov 25, 2013 1:24 PM

    But jason, he’s been a choker his whole career, as his playof record and record vs Brady shows, not just since his injuries.

  58. wikidpissah says: Nov 25, 2013 1:32 PM

    jasonculhane says: Nov 25, 2013 12:48 PM

    So yes, Broncos gave the two games they lost this year away. They had the game, then gave it away. What game were you watching?
    =====================================

    So if the Broncos had held on after being given 17 points on turnovers, you’d declare that they didn’t win, the Patriots gave it away?

    Many, if not most NFL games turn on mistakes. The Broncos have a negative turnover differential. If the opposing teams makes fewer mistakes and wins, that makes them better, at least in that game.

    It’s ridiculously sour grapes to claim, we’re better, we just gave it away.

  59. surfsupcali says: Nov 25, 2013 1:51 PM

    Colossal choke by Wes Welker + Peyton Manning + Tony Carter + Jack Del Rio + Trindon Holliday + Montee Ball (his fumble was the turning point) + the rest of the crew.

    The team that was hurt the most by this unlikely loss, however, was NOT the Denver Broncos, it was the Cincinnati Bengals. The Broncos still control their own destiny towards securing the #1 seed. The Bengals would have controlled their own destiny towards the #2 seed (and a first-round bye) in the AFC, had the Broncos not miserably choked this game away.

    Wes Welker seems to have a habit of big drops at the worst times? Psychological? Look back at the AFC Championship game versus Baltimore last year, for another example of a devastating drop to his team’s chances. Where was Tony Carter looking also? He needs to be aware of where the ball is (looked like his eyes were looking towards the ground, rather than up towards where the ball was coming down), regardless of whether Welker doesn’t do his part to inform his teammates to get out of the way properly, and in time.

  60. noah81398 says: Nov 25, 2013 2:20 PM

    As a Pats fan at the game, I originally did believe it was bad situational awareness by Tony Carter. But after watching replays, its hard to argue it was his fault.

    Everything was happening so fast, and he was preoccupied trying to block the gunner. He looked up for a split second, and saw Wes Welker move towards the ball looking like he is about to make a play on the ball. What he doesn’t see is Welker backing off the ball. By the time he hears Welker yelling the signal to back off, its already to late. On the replay you can sort of kind of see him try to move out of the way.

    Game should have been over long before this, but you can never count out the GLA a.k.a the Greatest Living American a.k.a Tom Brady.

  61. zimaman says: Nov 25, 2013 4:10 PM

    wikidpissah says: Nov 25, 2013 1:01 PM

    what are you talking about ?

    it was deflected 3 feet from the ground did you see the play ? if he stayed where he was it would have hit him in the hands or his head

    watch the tape – he easily could have played the ball. Edleman caught every ball kicked to him so Wes has no excuse here

    I don’t disagree regarding Wes being a class act he certainly is

  62. azwildcats96 says: Nov 25, 2013 4:28 PM

    LOL typical Pats fans… your team wins by a field goal and you act like your team dominated and Tom Brady is the second coming of Jesus. It was a close game and a good good effort by both teams. Yet most Pats fans on here don’t have a single ounce of graciousness in winning. So classy.

  63. lanman11 says: Nov 25, 2013 5:14 PM

    Welker went in at halftime, took a 40 minute shower, and missed the second half of the game. Should have missed OT too!

  64. wikidpissah says: Nov 25, 2013 5:27 PM

    zimaman says: Nov 25, 2013 4:10 PM

    wikidpissah says: Nov 25, 2013 1:01 PM

    what are you talking about ?

    it was deflected 3 feet from the ground did you see the play ? if he stayed where he was it would have hit him in the hands or his head
    ==============================
    All true. My point was that giving Welker the benefit of the doubt, the ball may have moved in the air before it landed, making it tough to judge and leading to his indecision.

  65. johnnydow says: Nov 25, 2013 7:46 PM

    What are Pats fans bragging about? The Pats did almost nothing in the fourth quarter and nothing in the overtime. It took a lucky bounce for them to squeak by the Broncos by three points playing at home. Congratulations you got really lucky!

  66. jasonculhane says: Nov 25, 2013 10:30 PM

    wikidpissah

    I wouldn’t declare anything…If you’ve watched Broncos games they have a habit of creating errors in their own territory either at critical moments or momentum shifting times of the games on which they have gone on to lose 2 games. I’m talking about unforced errors, mental mistakes like botching a punt return, or getting a penalty at the end of a game to give the other team a first down and in this game worse case scenario it would end in a tie…then they botch a punt return.

    No one’s bitter…Great game if you like football follies but to take away that the Broncos were humiliated is ridiculous when they handed them the game at the 13 yard line or so isn’t it? For a team that won 3 Superbowls it was like this was another Superbowl victory, when its just another regular season game for the Broncos.

  67. jasonculhane says: Nov 25, 2013 10:46 PM

    Another thing is no one’s claiming “we’re better” or anything. Wow, what a reach but I get it. I’m just telling it how it is. Pats won, but its only a regular season game atleast that’s what Pats fans would say if it were the other way around.

    Manning’s choked his whole career? Wow man, it would have been great if he would have had Ty Law as his corner, Brusci and Mcginist on his defense…just saying Brady seems to choke to without those guys backing him up…

    Since those guys retired how successful has he been in the playoffs exactly? 0-2 in Superbowls? Manning’s what? 1-1? What about Brady choking at home last year against Baltimore? 13 points on the board? Couple years before that he got blown out at home against Baltimore. Gimme a break, he’s done just as much as Peyton if not worse without video tapes, a great defense and when he’s lost in the playoffs he’s been dominated.

  68. jjackwagon says: Nov 26, 2013 4:51 PM

    So yes, Broncos gave the two games they lost this year away. They had the game, then gave it away. What game were you watching?
    ——————————————-
    Using that skewed logic, the Chiefs also gave away the two games they lost. They had the games and them gave them away.

    See? It sounds just as silly when you said it.

  69. pandaaa69 says: Nov 27, 2013 1:48 AM

    YOU DONT SAY?!??

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