Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler praised team unity as Denver clinched a playoff spot with a 20-17 overtime win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Osweiler led the Broncos back from a 14-0 deficit and drove his team down the field twice in crunch time after Brandon McManus missed a potential game-winning field goal as time expired in regulation.
McManus, though, was on hand to put the Broncos ahead in overtime from 37-yards before a botched snap from the Bengals was recovered by outside linebacker Damarcus Ware to hand Gary Kubiak's team the win and clinch a spot in the postseason.
“It says a lot about our team,” Osweiler said.
“We're able to win football games in many different ways. Tonight, obviously the first half didn't go the way that we wanted it to, but that's football. Sometimes you're going to have tough first halves. I think what it shows is that this team didn't blink. We didn't flinch. We regrouped at halftime, we came together as a team and we got the job done in the second half.”
“There were a lot of conversations going on at halftime—talking to the running backs, talking to the offensive line, talking to the coaches, talking to the receivers—and just trying to make adjustments.
"Obviously, the first half didn't go the way that we wanted it to, and we knew that we had to play better.
"I think there's an old saying, 'It's not how you start, it's how you finish. This football team finished great tonight."