Bobby Wagner

Denver's win by blocked-extra-point safety triggers discussion about rule changes

Denver's win by blocked-extra-point safety triggers discussion about rule changes

In a way, the Denver Broncos leaped to a conclusion.

They leaped. And the conclusion was unforgettable.

In one of the wildest endings in franchise history, Broncos rookie safety Justin Simmons bounded over the middle of the New Orleans line Sunday and blocked the go-ahead extra-point kick. The game was knotted, 23-23, with 1:22 to play.

Denver teammate Will Parks scooped up the ball and returned it 84 yards to put two points on the board for the Broncos, the margin of victory in a 25-23 win. It was the first game-winning defensive two-point conversion — largely because that rule was adopted only last season.

Instead of losing for the fourth time in six...

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