Questionable Call: Near the end of the Broncos-Chargers game today, there was a very curious call on the fumble/incompletion by Jay Cutler near the end of the game. The play was clearly a fumble by every replay, but because referee Ed Hochuli had blown the play dead, the ball returned to the Broncos at the spot of the fumble instead of going to the Chargers by way of recovering the fumble. The Broncoes went on to score a touchdown, a 2-point conversion, and win the game 39-38.
This game was quite the watch. Not only was there the call at the end on the Cutler fumble, there was a challenge earlier in the game in which the instant replay booth did not function correctly, and thereby the referees had to stand by the call on the field, which was incorrect.
Also, Mike Shanahan's decision to go for the 2-point conversion was one of questionable strategy that worked out, but could have been disastrous.
Oh, so much to discuss. Thoughts on the refereeing, Shanahan's call, Brendan Marshall's 18 catches, and anything else I forgot to summarize? I greatly enjoyed this game, and I was curious what the rest of you thought about it.