The Broncos' 45-21 win over Washington Sunday wasn't the laugher the score implies. Denver trailed 21-7 in the third quarter before reeling off 38 points -- an onslaught Broncos coach turned Washington head man Mike Shanahan apparently (read: definitely) tried to slow by having players fake injuries. Fans at the stadium responded by booing and/or decrying the scheme on Twitter, with viewers at home weighing in, too. Here are our picks for the twenty most memorable tweets about the acting displays. Number 20:
I'm impressed by these thespians in white. Trainers getting a workout with all these fake injuries.
— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) October 27, 2013
Broncos fans boo opposing injuries, calling them fake, now RGIII is indisputably hurt, excitement on Twitter.
— Trevor BlairWitchell (@Trevorisamazing) October 27, 2013
Lool Redskins whylin with these fake injuries
— Wavy La'Flame (@AD__Official) October 27, 2013
That throw was not advisable. Fake injuries work
— drnugget (@drnugget) October 27, 2013
Shanahan telling his boys to fake injuries...what a bitch
— Android 18 亀 (@elinalokahi) October 27, 2013
Continue to keep counting down the top twenty tweets about Washington faking injuries in the Broncos game. Number 15:
That's what happens when you fake injuries. It slows down the offense
— Jims Mondia (@KickinwithJAM) October 27, 2013
The Broncos should be used to dirty play. They play the Raiders twice a year. ;) #FakeInjuries
— Mel Eperthener (@bcassidy1788) October 27, 2013
— Taylor Ensign (@TEEnsign) October 27, 2013
Are they kidding me with these fake injuries? Be a man, you're embarrassing yourself. #orangecrush
— Taylor Harrison (@tharrison2390) October 27, 2013
Pretty classy, Denver fans. Booing every single Redskins injured player. They can't all be fake injuries.
— Chuck Morris (@DrChuckMorris) October 27, 2013
Continue to keep counting down the top twenty tweets about Washington faking injuries in the Broncos game. Number 10:
Seriously...how many injuries do the deadskins plan to fake?!
— Sheena (@aneehs85) October 27, 2013
@es_hamilton All of the injuries are not fake. Really. It's ridiculous.
— Kamilah Harris (@DaHomieK) October 27, 2013
— Ace Lashawn (@reppingBey) October 27, 2013
The Redskins have been watching too many Arabe Unido soccer games. #fakeinjuries
— Jake Shaw (@jashaw8) October 27, 2013
I wish all the Broncos injuries were fake like the Redskins
— Brandon (@WildcatsBroncos) October 27, 2013
Continue to keep counting down the top twenty tweets about Washington faking injuries in the Broncos game. Number 5:
How many times are the redskins going to fake injuries this game just to slow down manning & the offense? Pathetic. And not even working.
— JJ (@joshjohnson801) October 27, 2013
Instructing your players to fake injuries is not a strategy. #FireShanahan
— TheSleid (@sjseiden) October 27, 2013
Broncos fans please stop bitching about the Redskins faking injuries. The "fake" injuries are our problem, not your's. You won. Take it.
— Lil A Everything (@LilAmazin_) October 27, 2013
The redskins defense should probably just play soccer with all of these fake injuries @ESPNNFL
— Andrew Lindahl (@AndrewLindahl) October 27, 2013
I like when players fake injuries to slow shit down
— Popular Loner (@ILoveJimm) October 27, 2013
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More from our Sports archive circa October 7: "Top twenty meanest tweets about Comcast outage during Broncos game."
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