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Broncos take the lead back after crazy goal-line stand

Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) scores a touchdown as Carolina Panthers free safety Kurt Coleman (20) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney) AP

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.

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8 Responses to “Broncos take the lead back after crazy goal-line stand”
  1. sportsarepredetermined says: Sep 8, 2016 11:43 PM

    Crazy game.

    Manning’s replacement wins this first game of this 2016 season and his replacement in Indianapolis will win the last game of the season.

    Colts v Vikings. Super Bowl 51. Colts Win. Luck v Kaepernick.

    Oh, by the way did you see the Panthers training camp clip they showed during the broadcast?

    They showed them playing with what looked to be a high school football team and their team name was the… Vikings.

    Panthers went to the Super Bowl last year and last and the Vikings will do the same this year and the torch has been passed a short time ago from Manning to Luck. manning won last year and Luck wins this year.

  2. fineswisswatches says: Sep 8, 2016 11:57 PM

    Key to beating Broncos? Do what they do. Go for the legs! Also mix in cheap shots. Go for the legs. Ward the DB for Broncos said that’s what he does!

  3. deepwater805 says: Sep 9, 2016 12:00 AM

    Broncos: 1-0
    Panthers: 0-1
    NFL Network talking heads: 0-1
    Time to listen to Sirius XM from now on. Once again the NFL Network just proved itself irrelevant.

  4. maiphatdong says: Sep 9, 2016 1:25 AM

    Scam Newton

  5. bspurloc says: Sep 9, 2016 2:15 AM

    .
    Cam is back in true form…
    When the going got rough, he went into full wah wah booboo face…

    This dude will never mature.
    Dance laugh when its going good. ok
    crying and pouting when things are too hard. BAD.

    It’s really pathetic, winners stand tall when the going gets rough. losers do the opposite and that is Cam. its really sad.

  6. Mo Pro Babble says: Sep 9, 2016 7:02 AM

    about that goal line play, it was clear the near side ref placed the ball 1/2 yard ahead of where the runner was down. On 4th and 1 the same ref placed the ball again further than where the other refs foot was. didn’t matter since he made the 1st down legit but is this incompetence or something else? too many picked up flags in Denver’s favor and no flag on a clear helmet to helmet on Newton by miller.

    Looks like I was wrong, they are going back to the Elway days , stink for 3- 1/4s then get bailed out.

    if there’s no fine for miller then we know for certain this game is rigged and then there’s no point in ever watching another second.

  7. Mo Pro Babble says: Sep 9, 2016 7:07 AM

    on the other hand its hard to cheer or feel bad for a guy who still doesn’t get it about the dancing,

    I thought there may have been a little player growth, some humility and perspective after his last bit of Terpsichore in SB 50.

    Nope, Not for Cam-El of Krypton.
    Still a child.

  8. mindelm42 says: Sep 9, 2016 8:58 AM

    Is it really a goal line stand IF YOU GIVE UP A TOUCH DOWN?

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