It was a play that will live in Broncos history forever. But not in a good way.
The play was a 70-yard touchdown in the final seconds of regulation that wound up tying Saturday’s AFC Divisional Playoff game between the Broncos and Ravens at 35.
As we all know by now, the Ravens won the game in double OT 38-35, and will play today’s winner of the Houston-New England game for the right to go to Super Bowl XLVII.
The goat of Saturday? There could be many, but the one player people seem to be pointing to the most is Broncos safety Rahim Moore. It was Moore who failed to knock the long pass to Jacoby Jones down, and it’s a highlight he will have to live with forever.
After the game – Moore stood up like a man and took the blame for the mistake.
“I’m taking the blame for it. Hey, I lost the game for us. It is what it is,” Moore said. “There’s never an ‘I’ in win. But there’s an ‘I’ in lose, because when you lose, you’ve got to look at yourself.”
Moore says that he would easily be able to make that play 99 of 100 times. Saturday, it was the play that set off a chain of events that sent the Broncos home.