Nathaniel Hackett has been second-guessed into oblivion for kicking the game-winning field goal on fourth down in the Broncos' season opener, including by himself.

If new Denver Broncos head coach and former Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett thought he was going to get through his first game unscathed, he was mistaken.

On Monday Night Football in Seattle, the Seahawks trailed 17-16.

Rather than taking a timeout and going for it, Hackett and the Denver offence chose to run down the clock on fourth-and-5 in the final minutes to attempt a 64-yard game-winning field goal.

Brandon McManus missed the attempt, and the Broncos lost.

Almost everyone, predictably, slammed the decision. And now we can add Hackett to the list of people questioning his own decision in Week.

At the same time, it was a little strange that Wilson and the team found themselves needing that final score to win.

The defence was a problem throughout the game, allowing Geno Smith to consistently dice them up.

Furthermore, multiple deep red-zone trips resulted in turnovers rather than points, and penalties were abundant

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