Bronco’ Russell Wilson says he ‘let the team down’ in OT loss

DENVER — Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson used to be nonetheless preaching the gospel of alternative and trust Thursday night time, however in the wake of an unsightly 12-9 extra time loss to the Indianapolis Colts in which he threw two interceptions, Wilson didn’t mince phrases on his play.

“It’s very simple — at the end of the day I’ve got to be better, I’ve got to play better,” Wilson mentioned. “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.”

Wilson threw his 2d interception with simply over two mins to play in legislation when the Broncos had a possibility to place the sport away. And his errant throw on fourth-and-inches from the Colts’ 6-yard line in extra time, when he did not see an open KJ Hamler and attempted to squeeze the ball in to Courtland Sutton as an alternative, used to be the remaining play of the sport.

The Broncos, Wilson and trainer Nathaniel Hackett incorporated, elected to move for the win with over two mins left in extra time moderately than get a primary down after which have the likelihood to throw for a possible profitable landing.

“We had a good play call on. … Guy made a good play,” Wilson mentioned. “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.”

Wilson, who completed 21-of-39 passing for 274 yards and not using a touchdowns and the two interceptions, used to be out of types for far of the night time. He used to be simply 9-of-17 passing for 69 yards in the first part.

The Broncos’ purple zone woes persevered as they completed and not using a landing and feature scored simply two touchdowns in their 3 house video games blended. They entered the night time remaining in the league in purple zone scoring and may not climb the ratings any after Thursday.

Wilson threw either one of his interceptions in the fourth quarter, each on performs that began inside of Colts territory when issues on both of the ones drives most likely would have given the Broncos the win.

“We felt like we should have won that game. I felt like I let us down tonight,” Wilson said.

He added: “Lot of season left, lot of alternative. [There is] such a lot just right, however the unhealthy is unhealthy. We will have to have gained that sport. 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 complete, execute,” Hamler said of the offensive struggles. “We simply were given to execute higher. Defense [is] preventing their ass off, and we simply were given to again them up higher. I did the whole thing I will. I fought my ass off. The offense fought its ass off.”

Wilson was checked for a concussion in the second half Thursday but cleared to return by the medical staff on site.

“I spoke back all in their questions and the whole thing,” he said.

Wilson had also been listed on the Broncos’ injury report in the days leading up to the game with a right shoulder injury.

“It’s having those adverse performs,” Wilson said. “That’s on us. That’s all on us as gamers. It begins with me. It’s no longer on trainer Hackett, it is not on any one else.”

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