The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Broncos in Denver on Sunday night on a last-second field goal in overtime. The field goal hit the upright but still made it in, and the Chiefs and Broncos narrowly avoided the third tie of the 2016 season.
Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian completed nine of 15 passes for 89 yards and no touchdowns in the first half. In the second half and overtime, he added 279 passing yards and three touchdowns, including a 76-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Bennie Fowler. Still, it wasn’t enough to get the win.
This one resulted in a safety, and it gave the Chiefs a 2-0 lead. To add insult to injury for the Broncos, Tyreek Hill ran the ensuing kickoff back 86 yards for a touchdown. In a matter of 12 seconds, the Chiefs went from zero points to 9 points, thanks in large part to Houston’s play.
We still don’t know the complete details behind Norv Turner’s decision to resign as the Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator, but we do have a little clearer picture at least in the weeks since his shocking announcement.
Turner said it was the “hardest decision” he’s ever made. He was also resolved that it had to be done in order to make the Vikings offense work like it needs to work for them to get through the rest of the season and live up to the kind of expectations they set with the Sam Bradford trade and a 5-0 start.
He told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune: “… it just got to the point where I didn’t think it was going to work with me. So I removed myself.”
Turner and head coach Mike Zimmer disagreed on the best way to run the offense, according to Albert Breer of The MMQB. It wasn’t a huge rift, but they couldn’t come to terms on the margins of it, the details of the offensive system that needed to be changed in order to better protect the quarterback, get the running game going again, and score more than 20 points a game.
“I just enjoy it too much,” Turner told ESPN. “I really enjoy teaching the players.”
And what are the right circumstances? He wants to coach a team where he has the chance to mold a young quarterback.