The penalty allowed Indianapolis to continue a late drive and greatly aided in helping the Colts run out the clock at the end of a 27–24 win. Talib ran over to Allen while the tight end was exchanging words with linebacker Von Miller.
“He’s wrong. He needs to stay out of the situation and he knows that,” head coach Gary Kubiak said after the game. “I’m convinced after talking with Aqib, he had no intention of poking anyone in the eye.”
Talib has 20 tackles and three interceptions in eight games for the Broncos on the season.
The loss dropped the Broncos to 7–1. Denver will play the Kansas City Chiefs next weekend.
The eye-poking incident can be viewed below:
- Christopher Chavez