Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won an incredible game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, kicking a game-winning field goal as time expired to seal a 51-48 victory. Just when we thought we had seen it all from Manning through the first five games of the 2013 season, he went and scored a rushing touchdown.
But this wasn’t just any rushing score. Denver called a perfect play from the 1-yard line — a designed naked bootleg — that fooled the CBS camera crew and probably every one of the 80,000-plus fans at AT&T Stadium. As you can see from the camera angle above, Manning executed a textbook fake. Here’s another angle of the play, which gave the Broncos a 28-17 lead in the second quarter.
The fake itself was impressive, but let’s not forget that the situation itself was probably enough of a decoy. As USA Today’s Tom Pellisero noted, it was Manning’s first rushing touchdown since 2008. The 37-year-old can clearly still get it done in more ways than one.
UPDATE: The fake fooled everyone because apparently Manning was the only person on the field who knew he was going to keep the ball.
Manning said he was the only one that knew he'd keep the ball on his TD run so that everyone else would sell the RB run better.
— Denver Broncos (@DenverBroncos) October 7, 2013
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