Broncos RBs play rock, paper, scissors to decide who gets to score
Last night’s Monday Night Football game was nothing short of an embarrassment for the Oakland Raiders. Not only did they lose 37-21, but Peyton Manning and the Broncos offense drove down the field at ease in the first half. Manning ended the night with 374 yards and 3 touchdowns. That number could have surely been higher had the Broncos not decided to start running the ball during the beginning of the 3rd quarter.
The most embarrassing part of the night for the Raiders was something that was not revealed until this morning.
Lindsay Jones of USA Today, details how the Broncos running back trio of Montee Ball, Knowshon Moreno and Ronnie Hillman determined who would score a fourth quarter touchdown.
Early in the fourth quarter, with the ball on the 1-yard line, the Broncos running backs had to decide who would score the touchdown. The trio chose to use a game of rock-paper-scissors to figure out which back got to go into the game and score.
“As the officials deliberated if Hillman had crossed the goal line after a 13-yard gain, Hillman, Moreno and Ball decided to play rock-paper-scissors for which running back would get the goal line carry if the score was overturned. Hillman said Moreno threw down a rock one beat too early and was disqualified, and Hillman’s scissors trumped Ball’s paper.”
Hillman won, entered the game and scored the 1-yard touchdown to give the Broncos a 37-14 lead.
Hillman later told the Broncos website the game of rock-paper-scissors was “just something to do” and the trio were “messing around” and having fun.
Nothing can be more embarrassing then knowing the opposing team’s running backs used rock-paper-scissors to decide who got to score on your defense.