Here is an interesting story from the Denver Broncos dominating win over the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football. After a 19-yard run by Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman, he was called down just short of the end zone on the one-yard line. Hillman wanted the opportunity to score a touchdown, so did the other Broncos backs and to resolve the issue, they played a little “rocks, paper, scissors” game.
From the Denver Broncos’ website:
He stretched the ball past the goal line and waited for the referee to signal a touchdown.
“I thought I got in, but they said I had something hit before I got over,” Hillman said.
So the 19-yard scamper left the Broncos with a first-and-goal at the 1-yard line.
“I mean, you definitely don’t want to see anybody else go in at that point,” he smiled when asked whether he wanted the finish the job.
But the other backs wanted a shot at the touchdown just as badly. So while Hillman, Knowshon Moreno andMontee Ball waited to see where the ball would be spotted, they decided to play a quick game of rock-paper-scissors for that chance.
“We were just messing around on the sideline,” he said. “Just something to do. Have fun.”
Hillman chose rock. Ball and Moreno went with scissors.
“Luckily I won,” he laughed. “So it all worked out.”
Peyton Manning hasn’t given Broncos backs much of an opportunity to score touchdowns. They only have three rushing touchdowns this season while Manning has thrown for 12. It was Ronnie Hillman’s first touchdown of the year. Knowshon Moreno has scored the other two.