Brandon McManus accepts blame for Broncos’ loss to Seahawks

The Denver Broncos lost to the Seattle Seahawks 17-16 on Monday after coach Nathaniel Hackett decided to attempt a 64-yard field goal instead of allowing quarterback Russell Wilson to try to pick up a fourth-and-five near midfield late in the game.

Hackett has faced a lot of criticism from fans and pundits for that decision (even ex-quarterback Peyton Manning didn’t like it), but kicker Brandon McManus took to Twitter after the game to pin the blame on himself.

“46 yard line left hash was my line to get to,” McManus tweeted. “They got it there. Need to make the kick.”

McManus had the distance but his kick hooked left and the Broncos lost by one point.

McManus does have a powerful leg, but Denver just traded three players and five draft picks to acquire Wilson and then gave him the quarterback $296 million contract. When the game’s on the line, the ball should be in Wilson’s hands.

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