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Tipped- Denver Broncos beat Cincinnati 12-7 on miracle play

The hapless Bengals can’t ever get a break. From AP-

Brandon Stokley caught the deflected pass, turned and looked upfield. Nobody stood between him and the end zone.


In the time it takes to sprint the length of the field, Stokley ran Denver out of a crushing loss and into franchise lore. His 87-yard touchdown with 11 seconds left on Sunday provided a 12-7 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, who are going to need a long time to recover from this one.


Down to desperation, Orton threw a sideline pass that was nearly intercepted. The next play was a throw to the other sideline for Brandon Marshall, who was blanketed. Cornerback Leon Hall cut in front, went up for the ball and tipped it into the air.

The carom went to Stokley, who couldn’t believe his luck as he headed for the end zone, running sideways a few steps to kill time before finally crossing in.

Here’s the Youtube video of the play. One of the announcers compares it to John Mackey’s catch in Super Bowl V.

Unbelievable is right.

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