September 27, 2023

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Broncos lose to Raiders 17-16

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Payton’s bold, game-starting onside kick doomed by penalty. Wilson was 17 of 19 in the first half but Denver D, offense didn’t finish.

DENVER — And in his first game as head coach of the Denver Broncos, Sean Payton called for an onside kick on the opening kickoff.

Payton is nothing if not bold and brash. He is also 0-1 in part because the trick play didn’t work.

Sure, it surprised the Las Vegas Raiders. It surprised everyone among the announced crowd of 76,299 orange-towel waving fans on a comfortably cool, cloudy-turned-rainy Sunday afternoon at Empower Field at Mile High.

But the gimmick play backfired. Even though…

2023-09-11 00:11:43

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