Tuesday December 29th, 2015

The Broncos clinched a spot in the playoffs when Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron mishandled a snap in overtime. 

Denver took the lead with a field goal on the opening series of overtime and Cincinnati had a chance to answer, but McCarron fumbled the snap on the second play of the drive. The ball was recovered by DeMarcus Ware, giving Denver the win.

​Report: Bengals QB Andy Dalton out for Week 17​

The game went to overtime after Broncos kicker Brandon McManus missed a potential game-winning kick.

A Bengals win would have secured a first-round bye in the playoffs.

- Dan Gartland

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