Kitna missed about two quarters after being shaken up, but that didn't deter him. "I only know one thing, and it's to play as hard as I can," Kitna said. "I'm not trying to pull a Willis Reed out there, but if I can play, I can play."
Hanson had a chance to win it in regulation but pushed a 48-yard field goal attempt wide right with 45 seconds to play, his first miss in 18 attempts dating to last season. "I'm glad I got another chance to win it, but I'm even happier for the team because we deserved to win," Hanson said.
Last season, Neil Rackers missed a 41-yard field goal from the left hash mark on Monday Night Football that would have given the Arizona Cardinals a memorable victory over the Chicago Bears. On Sunday, from the same spot with one second left, he nailed it. The result was a 23-20 Cardinals victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
But even more, the result was a reversal of fortune for the Cardinals franchise, which is used to losing games like this. Arizona had squandered a 17-0 lead and Seattle had possession in Cardinals territory with less than two minutes to play. But Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett recovered a Seattle fumble, the offense moved into Rackers' range, and he drilled the game-winner.
Oakland's Sebastian Janikowski nailed a 52-yard field goal at 11:13 of overtime for what appeared to be the game-winner, but as the Raiders rushed the field in celebration and many of the Broncos hung their heads in defeat, referee Walt Anderson ruled that Denver had called a timeout just before the snap.