Mike Williams helped off field after apparent back injury (0:16)

Mike Williams left the game on a cart after catching a pass. There is a time and a place.

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The Broncos beat the Bolts 31-28 in the regular-season finale despite Los Angeles securing the fifth seed in the playoffs.

"These aren't easy decisions to make," he said. These games are not easy to manage and hindsight is perfect for everyone on the outside. We did it to the best of our ability because you don't have a lot of players.

Wide receiver Mike Williams was taken to the locker room on a cart after he injured his back in the second quarter.

According to a source, Williams' X-rays were negative and he will be able to play in the wild card game.

Bosa and Murray left the game in the second quarter after an awkward play.

Bosa and Murray were removed from the game due to injuries.

The Bolts entered Sunday on a four-game winning streak and appeared to be peaking at the perfect time after securing their first playoff spot since the year 2000. They achieved double-digit wins for the second time in 13 seasons.

In order to compete in the game, the team only has 48 active players. "So we wanted to make sure that they went a good way in this football game and competed at a high level and then when we felt like it was time for them to leave the game, that's what we were going to do, slowly phase them out so that we can focus

Even though the path to the playoffs is already decided, several players agreed with the decision to play the majority of the team.

Yes, that's right." Sebastian Joseph-Day was emphatic when asked if he agreed with the decision to play starters. It's all about the way things are going. We used the bottom half of the job to win.

Joseph-Day was part of the Los Angeles Rams team that won a title last season.

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"We signed up for 17 games," said wide receiver Keenan Allen, who caught eight passes for 102 yards and two touchdown as he played into the fourth quarter I only played six or seven games this entire year. It was good for me to play.

After the third quarter, Chase Daniel came in. Herbert ran for 273 yards and scored two times.

Herbert said that everyone on the team wanted to fight. We're behind the front office, the coaching staff and whatever they decide.

Herbert has 14,091 career passing yards, an NBA record for a player through his first three seasons, and 94 career passing touchdown, which is the second most in a player's first three seasons. Dan Marino had 98 career touchdown passes.

In the last quarter of the season, Herbert, Allen and Williams were on the field together, but Allen and Williams only played four games. Allen and Williams missed a lot of time because of injuries.

Several defensive players were pulled from the game in the fourth quarter.

The Bolts allowed quarterback Russell Wilson to complete 13 of 24 passes for 283 yards and three touchdown as the Broncos ended their season with a 5-12 record.

It can take away from your rhythm if you don't play for a week and start two weeks later. We were going to play to win, be on a five-game win streak and be one of the hottest teams entering the playoffs.