Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos came so close to forcing overtime against the Commanders on Sunday after the QB hit rookie WR Brandon Johnson on one of the coolest Hail Marys that you’ll ever see.
That touchdown after time expired gave the Broncos a chance to go for two points, which would have tied the game if they were able to convert. Wilson’s pass to Courtland Sutton, however, fell incomplete and Washington left with a 35-33 victory.
Replays of that final play sure make it look like the refs missed an obvious pass interference call on Benjamin St-Juste, who seemed to tackle Sutton before the ball got there:
There’s a reason why Sean Payton feels like the NFL is against him— Jordan Lopez (@JordanTLopez) September 17, 2023
This is one of the most egregious DPI non calls I’ve ever seen in my life. Just absolutely awful pic.twitter.com/LPCDDa6Kn3
That looked like it deserved to be called.
Fans ripped the refs:
"Held" being the operative word here.— T. Kothe (@tkothe_nfl) September 17, 2023
Horrific missed call by the refs on some obvious pass interference. https://t.co/q23odWguSm
Refs when a games in the dying seconds ref it completely differently to the rest of the game. Makes 0 sense. https://t.co/Z2DPvISIn8— Dean Caplin (@deano_cee) September 17, 2023
That is blatant defensive PI. How on earth did they not call that? https://t.co/OTvnGFCRQ0— BreEze 🌊 (@AuraB_30) September 18, 2023
It's okay Broncos fans, the refs will come out on Tuesday and admit they made the wrong call which will fix everything! 👍🏾 https://t.co/MzPcCKwExS— K.C. (@tharedesign) September 17, 2023
I hate the Broncos but that should of been a damn flag. https://t.co/XULjpaPab0— Simply Myself (@lovinlife2617) September 17, 2023
The NFL sharing a blatant PI is wild https://t.co/nncfhiAErS— Andy Davenport (@BroncosBubba) September 18, 2023
After calling penalties all game, refs decide to swallow their whistle on the most important play of the game. https://t.co/KltqLlPxp4— Keith Galbraith (@KeithGalbraith1) September 17, 2023