Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson accepted the lion’s share of the blame for his side’s 12-9 overtime loss at home against the Indianapolis Colts.
Stephon Gilmore batted away Russell Wilson’s pass to Courtland Sutton in the endzone on fourth-and-1 from the five-yard line to secure a hard-fought 12-9 overtime win for the Indianapolis Colts over the Denver Broncos on Thursday night.
Here are the final moments:
“It’s very simple — at the end of the day I’ve got to be better, I’ve got to play better,” Wilson said.
“The defense played their butts off tonight, we had some key good drives. … At the end of the day throwing two interceptions can’t happen. Can’t happen. I let the team down tonight.”
Gilmore intercepted Wilson in the end zone late in regulation and then broke up the quarterback’s fourth-down pass in overtime to seal the Colts’ 12-9 win over the Broncos on Prime Video Thursday Night Football.
“They tried me like two times in a row the play before [the interception],” Gilmore told Prime’s Kaylee Hartung after the game.
“I knew he was gonna come back and I had to make him pay. He kept trying me, so I made him pay.”
Russell Wilson believes Broncos deserved the win
“We had a good play call on. … Guy made a good play,” Wilson said.
“I was ready to move around if I needed to. … We went for it. We didn’t want to end in a tie, we wanted to win the game. … I’ve got to find a way to make a play, whatever it takes.”
“We felt like we should have won that game. I felt like I let us down tonight,’‘ Wilson said.
“Lot of season left, lot of opportunity. [There is] so much good, but the bad is bad. We should have won that game. It’s on me.”
Wilson briefly spoke with a visibly upset Hamler after the game, and several of Wilson’s teammates also stopped to talk to Wilson as he sat in front of his locker, in full uniform, well over an hour after the game had ended.
“Got to finish, execute,” Hamler said of the offensive struggles.
“We just got to execute better. Defense [is] fighting their ass off, and we just got to back them up better. I did everything I can. I fought my ass off. The offense fought its ass off.”