The Bills had about as Bills-y of a loss as one could imagine against the Broncos. It went from a 22-21 win to a 24-22 in a blink of an eye.
How? A 12 man on the field penalty.
After Bills cornerback Taron Johnson took a pass interference penalty with seconds remaining, the Broncs (4-5) decided they were ready for the field goal attempt to win the game. After a few knee downs by quarterback Russell Wilson, the Broncos would settle for a 41-yard boot from kicker Wil Lutz.
Lutz had already missed in the game and appeared to be on the way to missing another… which he did. Instead, the Bills (5-5) made a game-deciding mistake.
The Bills lined up with 12 men on the field. A clear penalty because you’re only allowed 11 on each and every play.
With the ball moved up a few yards, Lutz didn’t miss a second time.
And for those curious, yes, there were 12 men on the field.
If you missed it, the look below at the counting of 12 Bills defenders after the flag:
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 14, 2023