Sunday, September 13, 2009

Blind Luck

I watched the opening Bronco game today, seeing the Bengals blow a chip shot field goal in the first half. Neither team looked great, but the Bengals looked like they had bad karma. Two long drives that ended with mistakes by the Bengals.

On the Bronco's side, ineptitude. Lots of 3 and outs, and not looking good. They had a nice drive to get a field goal at the half, and then another one later, but with the chance early in the 4th to go up 9-0, Orten takes a sack and they punt. Then Palmer drives them down nicely for a TD, which puts them up with 0:38 left. There was some weirdness because the clock had run down to 0:20, but I think that was after the TD it didn't get stopped.

The next drive, Orten isn't looking great, but throws a long one to Marshall that's batted up, and Stokely catches it, racing down the sideline to score. I applauded him for killing an extra 5 sec when the pursuit broke off by running along the 1 yard line until Bengals got close to force him in. The 2pt conversion was no good, but that was it. They win 12-7 on a poorly played game.

I still think they won't win more than 3 this year, but we'll see.

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