Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Broncos running backs played 'rock, paper, scissors' to decide touchdown

(Photo: AP/Jack Dempsey)

The Denver Broncos put a whipping on the Oakland Raiders on Monday.

Peyton Manning picked apart the Raiders defense from start to finish and the outcome of the game was never really in question.

So, it should come as no surprise that the Broncos running backs, Ronnie Hillman, Knowshon Moreno, and Montee Ball, relegated themselves to a game of "rock, paper, scissors" to determine who would get to score a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

As the officials deliberated if Hillman had crossed the goal line after a 13-yard gain, Hillman, Moreno and Ball decided to play rock-paper-scissors for which running back would get the goal line carry if the score was overturned. Hillman said Moreno threw down a rock one beat too early and was disqualified, and Hillman’s scissors trumped Ball’s paper.

So on the next play, it was Hillman’s touchdown.

Hillman's score essentially stretched the lead to 37-14. Although the play had no effect on the outcome of the game, fantasy owners of Moreno and Ball will probably be upset when they read that their running backs could have had more points to their credit in the rout.

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