Denver 37, Oakland 21 was such a snoozer that the Denver backfield trio of Ronnie Hillman, Knowshon Moreno and rookie Montee Ball played rock, paper, scissors on the sideline in the 4th quarter to determine who would score from the 1-yard line, according to the team’s website. Here’s how it shook out:
So the 19-yard scamper left the Broncos with a first-and-goal at the 1-yard line.
But the other backs wanted a shot at the touchdown just as badly. So while Hillman, Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball waited to see where the ball would be spotted, they decided to play a quick game of rock-paper-scissors for that chance.
Hillman chose rock. Ball and Moreno went with scissors.
So the Broncos are 3-0, Super Bowl favorites (per Las Vegas odds) and Peyton Manning is on a historic statistical pace, having thrown 12 TDs in just three games. The offense is a juggernaut, the defense is capable without attempted urine cheat Von Miller, and the AFC looks less-than-imposing so far with the “it’s early” 3-0 Chiefs and the “eh” 3-0 Patriots. Lots of questions remain about Ryan Tannehill for 3-0 Miami, Andy Dalton for 2-1 Cincinnati and Matt Schaub for 2-1 Houston. Nobody’s ready to trust the 2-1 Jets or 2-1 Titans.
Are the Colts the 2nd best team in the AFC? There’s probably some recency bias here after the bludgeoning of San Francisco, but give me Andrew Luck over every QB on a contender in the AFC outside of Manning and Brady.
Andrew Luck vs. Peyton Manning in the AFC title game? Today, it looks that way.