Fans once more boo Russell Wilson as the Colts defeat the lacklustre Broncos in overtime.
- Denver Broncos 12-9 Indianapolis Colts (OT)
- Four interceptions and no touchdowns are combined by quarterbacks.
On fourth-and-one from the five-yard line, Stephon Gilmore intercepted Russell Wilson’s throw intended for Courtland Sutton in the end zone, giving the Indianapolis Colts a 12-9 victory over the Denver Broncos in overtime on Thursday night.
Gilmore also deflected a pass intended for Wilson in the fourth quarter, allowing Chase McLauglin to kick the game-tying field goal.
In the only game in NFL history when two quarterbacks with at least four Pro Bowl appearances each failed to deliver a touchdown, McLauglin converted from 47 yards to give the Colts (2-2-1) the lead at 4:10 into overtime. The Broncos began the game averaging 16.5 points, the worst in Wilson’s 11-year career, and the Colts had the lowest average of 14.3 points per game in Ryan’s 16-year career.
As Wilson failed to spark the offence, Broncos supporters once more booed him. Even though his performance was hindered by numerous significant drops from his receivers, he finished the game 21 for 39 for 274 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions. The 33-year-old inked a $515 million contract in September. He was acquired by the Broncos from Seattle in March in exchange for a deal involving three players and five draught picks.
Wilson lined up in the shotgun close to running back Melvin Gordon but threw an incomplete pass over the middle after the Broncos (2-3) chose against allowing Brandon McManus to attempt a go-ahead chip-shot from goal to tie the game.
Despite fumbling for the tenth time this season, throwing two interceptions into the hands of safety Caden Sterns, and receiving six sacks, giving him a total of 21 for the season, Matt Ryan managed to win the game.
With five seconds remaining in regulation, McLaughlin kicked a 31-yard field goal to force overtime after Gilmore intercepted Wilson’s pass intended for Jerry Jeudy in the end zone on third-and-4 from the 13. The Colts’ longest drive of the evening, covering 68 yards in 10 plays, was completed by that kick.