A Royal Triumph, Broncos Beat Chargers

By: AP/11 Sports
By: AP/11 Sports

Broncos coach Mike Shanahan went for the 2-point conversion with 29 seconds left and Jay Cutler hit rookie Eddie Royal over the middle to give the Denver Broncos a 39-38 win over the stunned San Diego Chargers today.

The Chargers lost in the final seconds for the second straight week.

Trailing 38-31, the Broncos reached the Chargers' 1 but on third-and-goal, the ball slipped from Cutler's hands, off the grass and into linebacker Tim Dobbins' hands.

But referee Ed Hochuli blew his whistle, apparently ruling it an incomplete pass. After a review, Hochuli said that the Broncos would keep the ball because his whistle had blown the play dead. The Broncos got the ball at the 10-yard line, where it had hit the grass out of Cutler's hands.

Two plays later, Cutler hit Royal for the TD to make it 38-37.

Instead of going for the tie, however, Shanahan kept his offense on the field and Cutler again found Royal in the end zone for the game-winner.

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  • by Anonymous on Sep 16, 2008 at 05:24 PM
    A win is a win losers.
  • by HAHA on Sep 16, 2008 at 02:27 PM
    Jorge, Kelvin,Pam and go Cowboys... Ya'll Just jealous that ya'lls team sucks, and broncos are the bomb!!!!!
  • by Go Broncos!!! on Sep 16, 2008 at 02:23 PM
    Umm sorry "go cowboys!!" but the ref's made a call similar in last nights game and your beloved "Mr. Romo" made a similar mistake...and if you ask me I believe the Eagles won that game last night...So I guess the cowboys needed just as much help last night also...Was Jessica Simpson in attendance?
  • by go cowboys!! on Sep 16, 2008 at 05:59 AM
    I guess if you can't win the games on your own....you need as much help as you can get...ain't that right Mr. Cutler???
  • by pam Location: colorado,springs on Sep 16, 2008 at 04:34 AM
    The San Diego chargers won that game in my opinion. Cameras don't lie and thousands of people watching vs ? Ref's. go figure.
  • by Michelle Location: Colorado Springs on Sep 15, 2008 at 08:23 AM
  • by Kelvin on Sep 15, 2008 at 08:18 AM
    The Broncos won by virtue of two terrible ref calls. Both resulted in immediate scores by the Broncos - opportunities they wouldn't have had if the game was officiated with competence. I wouldn't trumpet this game as a great win. KKTV, did the person who wrote this headline even watch the game?
  • by JORGE on Sep 14, 2008 at 11:55 PM
    Refs gave that game to the donkos. The camera don't lie.
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