It’s not quite like the Super Bowl, but the Broncos are in the same spot on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter.
They just reclaimed a 21-17 lead over the Panthers with an impressive (also ridiculous) 10-play, 23-yard touchdown drive.
It required numerous timeouts, a challenge that gave the Panthers a glimmer of hope, and ultimately a C.J. Anderson touchdown from a yard out.
The drive was set up by a diving interception by cornerback Chris Harris, giving the Broncos field position. From there, they struggled, however, as the Panthers had a number of brilliant individual defensive plays.
The leaping tip to prevent a touchdown by Panthers defensive end Kony Ealy was foremost among them, but the Broncos eventually broke through.
The Panthers got a reversal of a spot on review, but coach Ron Rivera would have lost two timeouts if it hadn’t been reviewed, after using one to give himself more time to decide whether to challenge.
It’s setting up a dramatic finish, which is more than these two could say in Super Bowl 50.