The Broncos are up 17-7 over the Panthers in the second quarter, but they may have benefitted from one score that shouldn’t have been.
At the end of his 76-yard punt return for a touchdown, Broncos return man Trindon Holliday flipped the ball casually to the ground. Only problem? He didn’t appear to have crossed the goal line yet.
That would have given the Panthers a touchback, instead of a touchdown deficit, which was just stretched to 10 on Matt Prater’s 53-yard field goal.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning tied the game previously, hitting a wide open Brandon Stokley for his 420th career touchdown pass, tying Dan Marino for second on the all-time list.