Eric Decker trips over the much-cliched turf monster
When the Broncos still had a chance to beat the Chargers on Monday night, Peyton Manning finally threw a long pass to a wide-open Eric Decker that should have been a touchdown. It wasn't.
When the Broncos still had a chance to beat the Chargers on Monday night, Peyton Manning finally threw a long pass to a wide-open Eric Decker (basically, because San Diego cornerback Quentin Jammer simply decided not to cover him once Decker came five yards off the line of scrimmage).
It was a sure touchdown, a thing of beauty, a … well, a disaster of a play and a drive, as it turned out.
Here’s what happened:
Afterward we had references to Decker slipping on the only ice patch on the field and how a sniper must have gotten him and how he tripped over his own feet (though, curiously, I didn’t see a mention of the dreaded “turf monster”).
But mostly, it just looked silly. Even more so when Manning threw a pick-six to Jammer to end that drive, helping lead the Chargers to a 24-0 halftime lead.
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