Last night’s game between the Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts was terrible.
It was not too long ago that a primetime game featuring Russell Wilson and Matt Ryan would have been must see TV. Unfortunately it is 2022 and what we got on Thursday Night Football last night was abysmal. If you were one of many (including myself) who sat through last night’s field goal contest, disappointment in the product that was broadcast was an overwhelming feeling. Well that, and shame for sitting through it.
Wilson and Ryan were unable to find the end zone as all 21 points in the contest came courtesy of field goals. A combined 10 sacks and four interceptions between the two quarterbacks highlighted the disappointing night. Ryan also fumbled twice while Wilson fumbled once, just the cherry on top of terrible outings for both. Wilson did manage to do his best Baker Mayfield impression at the end of the contest, becoming a common talking point about his future in Denver.
This was the type of Thursday Night Football contest one would expect from a team like the Cleveland Browns or Detroit Lions not too long ago. A 12-9 final score in an NFL game in 2022 is simply embarrassing. The good news is that next week’s Thursday Night Football contest is between Washington and Chicago. Did I say good, I’m sorry, I meant cannot possibly be worse right, right? It is not like this is a high bar to climb over. In fact, it is so low a baby can crawl over it. Let’s hope that they can at least score one touchdown, that is not too much to ask is it?