GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — A miracle play wasn’t enough to lift the Denver Broncos over the Washington Commanders due to a failed two-point conversion.
The Denver Broncos started off hot at home against the Washington Commanders leading 21-3 in the second quarter. This game would slowly get away from Denver though when Commanders scored eighteen unanswered points to tie the game at 21 all in the third.
A made field goal gave the Broncos a 24-21 lead at the end of the third quarter, but Washington answered back in the fourth with a two yard rush from Brian Robinson Jr. followed by another fifteen yard rush by Robinson Jr. to give the Commanders a 35-24 lead.
Wil Lutz kicked a field goal to make it a one-possession game at 35-27. Denver had another chance to score after a defensive stop late in the game. On fourth down, Russell Wilson tossed up a fifty-yard prayer that was tipped multiple times before landing in the hands of Brandon Johnson. With the game on the line, all the Broncos needed was a two-point conversion for overtime. On a controversial play in which the Commanders may have committed a penalty that wasn’t called, Wilson’s pass was batted down and the Broncos lose 35-33 in a heartbreaker.