The first time Chargers rookie kicker Younghoe Koo tried a game-tying field goal with five seconds left, he made it but the Broncos had called timeout right before the snap.China Jerseys.We’ve seen this trick for years now. Broncos coach Vance Joseph said he called the timeout because he wanted to “see how (Koo) reacted.” Koo would have to try again.Defensive end Derek Wolfe almost blocked the attempt before the timeout.Cheap China Jerseys.He got past rookie Chargers right guard Dan Feeney and said he was so close he felt the ball graze his fingers. It wasn’t the first time Wolfe got the best of Feeney on Monday night.
A blocked game-tying field goal attempt in the final seconds of regulation could be considered luck — or a curse, if you’re the Los Angeles Chargers. But to Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe, the block by teammate Shelby Harris that sealed the Broncos’ 24-21 season-opening win over the Chargers was perfectly planned.Cheap Football Jerseys.Chargers rookie kicker Younghoe Koo’s first 44-yard attempt with one second remaining sailed right through the uprights, only to be waved off because of a timeout called by Broncos head coach Vance Joseph. On that attempt, Wolfe blew through the heart of the Chargers offensive line. Wolfe knew the Chargers, and especially guard Matt Slauson would adjust.L.A.’s Chargers* are off to an 0-1 start after a sloppy performance Monday night that was nearly salvaged by a turnover-fueled comeback. Team Spanos fell, 24-21, when the Denver Broncos blocked an attempted 44-yard field goal in the final seconds.Youth Football Jerseys.Was this a case of “same old Chargers” despite the L.A. designation and the presence of a new head coach, Anthony Lynn, on the sideline? Yes and no. Cleveland Redux Yes, because the failed block was nearly identical to one 10 months ago that denied San Diego a tying late field goal at winless Cleveland.
After another Broncos offensive possession stalled and Philip Rivers got a final chance to lead a drive after the two-minute warning, it felt like the game would almost certainly wind up going into overtime.But the Broncos’ defensive line believed differently.Discount Jerseys.A field goal attempt, especially one from a rookie like Koo, was no sure thing, especially after getting penetration on Koo’s prior field goal attempts and extra points.Jerseys For Sale.“We were kicking their guys’ asses the whole game,” Wolfe said.For the Broncos, that final push and blocked kick was the difference between ending Week 1 in a three-way tie for first place in the wildly competitive AFC West with the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders, who both won road games earlier on the NFL’s opening weekend, or falling a game behind early.