Hackett play call a head scratcher for Denver

Russell Wilson wasn't given a chance by his new coach in Denver on Monday, being pulled off the field in exchange for a 64-yard field goal attempt that left plenty of confusion and the Seattle Seahawks celebrating an unexpected season-opening, 17-16 victory over the Broncos on Monday night.

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September 13, 2022 - 3:11 PM

Head coach Nathaniel Hackett of the Denver Broncos works against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of Seattle’s 17-16 win at Lumen Field on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)

SEATTLE (AP) — It was a familiar scene in Seattle: Russell Wilson leading his team downfield for a game-winning score late in the fourth quarter.

This time, he wasn’t given a chance by his new coach in Denver, pulled off the field in exchange for a 64-yard field goal attempt that left plenty of confusion and the Seattle Seahawks celebrating an unexpected season-opening, 17-16 victory over the Broncos on Monday night.

With the Broncos facing fourth-and-5 in Seahawks territory with a minute remaining and all their timeouts, coach Nathaniel Hackett opted to let the clock run down to 20 seconds before sending out Brandon McManus to try the low-percentage kick.

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