Comments tonight from Chris Mortenson indicate that Coach Sean Peyton of the Saints is furious with an apparent "no call" by the refs on the 3rd and 1 that New Orleans was stopped on in the 4th quarter and lead to the missed FG attempt by Gramattica. Peyton claims the Broncos were off-sides on the play and the refs ignored it. The general comment from the ESPN crew (with the exception of Tom Jackson) was that Denver got away with another one, and were in the words of the biggest jerk-off to ever get a commentator role "Me-shaun" Johnson, "Cheating Broncos". I really don't remember Denver being off-sides or any comments during the play or after to that effect, more what a stupid play call by Peyton to run when that hadn't worked all game. Seems like Peyton is grasping at straws to cover his own poor mismangement of the game.
It seems that the national concensous is that Denver is not earning our victories, we are being handed them. Which really irks me seeing how we dismantled the Raiders and have only managed to stop ourselves on offense, but it looks like Ed Houchili call may have stigmatized the nation in regard to the Broncos, much the same way the "Tuck" rule stigmatized the New England franchise. There are many positives to this, namely if the media and opponents don't think we are that good, then I say fine, let them whine and we will collect the victories. But the converse is that this will build up a national resentment to the Broncos. So if we continue to win, do any of you care what the rest of the NFL thinks?