After Monday night’s 37-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders, many Broncos players joked that their trio of running backs, Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman and Knowshon Moreno, played the famous game, rock, paper, scissors to decide who would score a fourth quarter touchdown from the one-yard line.
Hillman, who told reporters they “were just having fun,” must have won the game, because he scored the touchdown.
After the game, Broncos head coach John Fox denied the team was playing any games on the sideline.
“That’s just stuff for people who like to get on TV and have something to talk about,” Fox told reporters Tuesday afternoon via Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com. ”I mean, Ronnie Hillman was going back in the game, that had nothing to do with that, it was just trying to have fun I guess. Ronnie was going in the ballgame. We decide that, that had nothing to do with it,” the coach said.
Moreno leads the team in rushing with 160 yards on 34 carries with two touchdowns. Ball, a rookie out of Wisconsin, has 99 yards on 31 carries, but hasn’t found the end zone. Hillman has 84 yards and 14 carries and a touchdown.