Just as the clock in Denver showed 37 seconds of fourth-quarter stoppage, Tom Brady took the snap from the Denver 49-yard line and promptly threw an interception. Two plays later, the Broncos scored a touchdown, putting the ball on the 10-yard line with 55 seconds left.
The first half was a whirlwind of good and bad. The Patriots looked great up until the 28-7 deficit in the second quarter. In the second half, the Broncos looked better than the Patriots.
For that reason, after the game, the play was a hot topic on Twitter. And after the game, even the subject of the interception came up at the news conference. “What do you think it was?” Brady was asked. “Sorry, that was an interception,” he said, smiling.
But it also took some time for him to come to grips with the fact that the Broncos were about to score a touchdown. “Fourth down?” he asked.
Watching the replay, Brady can be seen waving his right hand to throw, looking for help. Manning then takes the snap, throws a pass to Emmanuel Sanders, who does not have room to run, and is clearly not looking to get tackled, so he clears his mind on what to do next.
Doesn’t look like Tom Brady is looking forward to the Patriots having to go for two. Oh, wait, maybe he is.