DENVER(AP) - Broncos coach Mike Shanahan went for the two point
conversion with 29 seconds left and Jay Cutler hit rookie Eddie
Royal over the middle to give the Denver Broncos a 39-38 win over
the stunned San Diego Chargers on Sunday.
The Chargers lost in the final seconds for the second straight
Trailing 38-31, the Broncos reached the Chargers' 1 but on third and goal, the ball slipped from Cutler's hands, off the grass and into linebacker Tim Dobbins' hands.
But referee Ed Hochuli blew his whistle, apparently ruling it an incomplete pass. After a review, Hochuli said that the Broncos
would keep the ball because his whistle had blown the play dead.
The Broncos got the ball at the 10 yard line, where it had hit the
grass out of Cutler's hands.
Two plays later, Cutler hit Royal for the touchdown to make it 38-37.
Instead of going for the tie, however, Shanahan kept his offense
on the field and Cutler again found Royal in the end zone for the
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