The Denver Broncos earned a much-needed victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, but it didn’t come without controversy.
Despite both Denver and Jacksonville being extremely unimpressive this year, everyone tuned into this outing because it was an early London game.
The Jaguars had a three-point lead in the fourth quarter and seemingly were on the way to a clear win when the Broncos suddenly marched 80 yards down the field for what would be the game-winning touchdown.
Unfortunately, the only reason that game-winning touchdown ended up standing is because of a missed call by the refs:
Broncos took the lead but the refs missed a false start pic.twitter.com/n4PS7tvWgv
— Lost Tribe Sports (@LostTribeSports) October 30, 2022
As the above footage clearly shows, right guard Quinn Meinerz moved before the snap. That should have resulted in a false start on the Broncos and a first-and-goal from the seven-yard line.
Because the officials botched the call, instead of that, Denver came away with a two-yard touchdown from Latavius Murray.
Denver went on to win 21-17.
The integrity of the game is in absolute shambles. What happened in London Sunday is just par for the course.
The photos speak for themselves. https://t.co/RvN4QaNj7n
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 29, 2022
And yet even despite that, the Broncos pulling out an unearned victory in London was still pretty surprising.
Will the league come out and address the missed call at some point in the next few days?
Time will tell.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.