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NEW ORLEANS -- With a play some Denver Broncos players called "leaper,'' rookie safeties Justin Simmons and Will Parks combined for the two points that gave the Broncos a 25-23 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

After Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Brandin Cooks with 1 minute, 30 seconds to play to tie the game 23-23, New Orleans simply needed the extra point to get the win. As a result, special-teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis made a call and took a risk.

"Great call by Joe,'' said Broncos coach Gary Kubiak, adding that "it's something you work on all the time. It's risky to do, because if you touch somebody you know it's a penalty. But there are situations in a game where ... it's worth the risk, and that was one of them.''

"It's all or nothing,'' Simmons said. "They make the extra point, the game is pretty much over.''

By Jeff Legwold - ESPN Senior Writer

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