There was an interesting set of back-to-back plays in the first quarter of the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Denver Broncos. Peyton Manning and the Broncos had a 3-0 lead and were trying to get down field. On a third and one from their own 27 yard line the, the Broncos dialed up a routine run play. Peyton Manning went to hand the ball off to Montee Ball and there was some kind of mishap.
The ball doesn’t end up in Ball’s hands and it rolls forward into the hands of linebacker Derrick Johnson. Manning actually gets the tackle on Johnson and keeps him from returning it for a touchdown.
That gave the Chiefs the ball in excellent field position, on the 18 yard line. On their first play, Alex Smith threw a short pass to the left side to Anthony Sherman.
Sherman catches the ball and turns to run up field but gets hit by cornerback Quentin Jammer. He can’t bring him down and is holding him up by his legs that frees up linebacker Danny Trevathan to lay a big hit, which knocks the ball loose. Jammer then recovers the ball to give it back to the Broncos offense.