McDaniels shows some guts

Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson

DENVER -- Broncos coach Josh McDaniels showed his mettle and the call worked.

Except for that holding penalty.

After McDaniels lost a challenge, he went for it on fourth-and-5 from the Pittsburgh 39-yard line with 7:40 to go in the second quarter and Pittsburgh leading 7-3.

Kyle Orton hit Brandon Stokley for a first down. However, guard Ben Hamilton was called for holding, nullifying the play. Denver had to punt.

But the play showed McDaniels has confidence his team can move the ball on Pittsburgh’s defense.