[Update: The video cannot be viewed here, but do go to the YouTube link and watch it. Quite a few people are sure Parks stepped out of bounds. Watch what happens at 1:33 in the replay.]
[Update: I searched to find out how many cameras are used to cover a football game, and the answer varies depending on the game. 13 appears to be the norm for a regional game. Sidelines shots are of high importance, especially if a play is challenged. So they probably had better footage of this play and did not show it, instead relying on a shot from the end zone behind the play, sixty yards away. Indeed, at 1:02 or so they switch to an end zone camera on that sideline that probably had Parks all the way down the sideline.]
All I can figure is that Brandin Cooks was not supposed to to catch that touchdown pass from Drew Brees in the closing minutes of yesterday’s Denver-New Orleans matchup. For Denver then to pull it out required shenanigans. Watch the video above as the snapper #47 (ah geez, really?), Justin Drescher, allows himself to be gently pushed down to allow Justin Simmons to block the extra point, thereby allowing Will Parks to run it back for a two point score.
I don’t quite buy that all NFL outcomes are fixed, as games are controlled chaos and anything can happen. Those key to determining the outcome are referees, who can call a penalty on any play, and perhaps just a few players on each team who can fall down on demand, as did Drescher, or fumble and then stand and watch, as did Cam Newton in the last Super Bowl. This much I know: Teams know how to block the other team on PATs. They practice this stuff.
Just remember, the NFL is one organization and teams abide by the script. There is nothing illegal about fixing games, as it is purely entertainment. Only advertising and gambling keep the game alive. Yesterday both were served.