With a steady snow in Denver making offense hard to come by, there was little room for error in Sunday night’s matchup between the Broncos and New England Patriots.
Apparently Von Miller didn’t get the memo.
The Broncos’ outside linebacker made a highly questionable decision in the third quarter with his team on the verge of stopping a New England drive. After Patriots quarterback Tom Brady lost his footing and fell down for the uncontested sack, Miller decided it was a good idea to pile on well after the play was over.
We’d understand Miller’s decision if Brady wasn’t a quarterback, since the Patriots QB went down without being touched by an opposing player. But that obviously wasn’t the case here, as a quarterback can give himself up without a defender making contact with him.
Miller was assessed an 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty that gave New England a first down.
Not the greatest idea, Von.
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