A Fortunate Fumble

Denver Broncos cornerback Ray Crockett
Denver Broncos cornerback Ray Crockett, front, hits Seattle Seahawks quarterback John Kitna to knock the ball loose and allow Broncos linebacker Glenn Cadrez to recover the fumble and score a game-winning touchdown in the Broncos’ 36-30 overtime victory in Denver’s Mile High Stadium Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999.

Denver linebacker Glenn Cadrez returns a fumble 37 yards for a touchdown in overtime to lift the Broncos over the Seattle Seahawks, 36-30. It is just the second overtime game in NFL history to be decided by a fumble return for a touchdown. In the contest, Jason Elam became the franchise’s all-time leader in successful PATs and attempted field goals, passing Jim Turner in both categories.