Breaking down the Broncos Two-Minute Drill against the Seahawks

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The ball slips out, resulting in an incomplete pass from Russell Wilson on 2nd & 14

The most unfortunate play of the two-minute drill occurs on 2nd & 14 with 1:13 left in the game. Wilson appears to be looking KJ Hamler’s way in this specific play.

It appears that when Wilson going to throw it, Hamler was still heading upfield on his route. Wilson may have thought that Hamler was going to cut back in a yard or two earlier. This caused Wilson to hold back on not throwing the ball. This results in the ball slipping forward and causing an incomplete pass making it third and long.

Russell Wilson checks it down to the flat as Javonte Williams gains nine yards on 3rd & 14 making it the last offensive play of the game for the Broncos

The play that led to the decision of attempting the 64-yard field goal to win the game happened on this 3rd & 14 play with 1:11 left in the game.

As Wilson catches the snap, take a look at Jerry Jeudy. Troy Aikman mentioned it on the broadcast after the play that Jeudy was running wide open in the middle of the field. Taking a second look back, this was the case.

Jeudy would have had a better opportunity to get closer than Williams, who caught the ball behind the line of scrimmage. Williams still managed to gain nine yards and get the offense into a fourth and manageable.

This led to Hackett burning more than 25 seconds off the game clock and calling a timeout with 20 seconds left. The decision was made to go attempt the 64-yard field goal instead of going for it with your hall-of-fame quarterback and the rest is history.

A heartbreaking way to start the season but the Denver Broncos have the Houston Texans coming into town for the home opener this Sunday.