Many will be buzzing about the last seconds of Denver's 24-21 win over Los Angeles in the nightcap of ESPN's Monday Night Football Week 1 doubleheader, when the Broncos' Shelby Harris blocked Chargers kicker Younghoe Koo's game-tying field goal attempt to seal the victory.
But the call was a winner as well.
In the booth for the MNF contest was Beth Mowins, who became the first woman to ever call a game for the famed television franchise, and the first woman to call an NFL game since 1987, when Gayle Sierens called a regional Seahawks-Chiefs game.
Mowins joined ESPN's college football team in 2005 and has been the voice of the Women's College World Series for two decades. She's also been the voice of the Oakland Raiders in the preseason since 2015. In May, ESPN tabbed her to team up with Rex Ryan in the booth for Monday Night Football.
But why the 30-year wait for another woman to call an NFL game?
"Part of it is that play-by-play is not a role a lot of women have sought out. For years, more women were steered toward the studio or toward being a reporter," Mowins told Bleacher Report. "If that's what you want to do and that's what you love -- by all means, go do it. But that's hopefully one of the things that we're changing: that it's OK to be ambitious and do things that are out of the norm if that's the route you want to take."
Before and during the game, her fellow broadcasters weighed in with praise.
Listening to Beth Mowins I can't help but envision how many other girls are watching, "saying that's what I want to do"!#breakingbarriers- Tracy Wolfson (@tracywolfson) September 12, 2017
Mowins -- who will next call a Week 3 Colts-Browns game on CBS -- earned positive reviews for her work outside of social media's resident knuckle draggers, but ESPN paired her with a broadcasting rookie in ex-coach Rex Ryan and a guest sideline reporter named Sergio Dipp, borrowed from ESPN Deportes to promote the network.
Shortly after his first sideline report early in the game, Dipp trended on Twitter. It took less than 30 seconds to see why.
Sergio Dipp for every game pic.twitter.com/ZhRJppvEAU- Mike Tunison (@xmasape) September 12, 2017
The people wanted more.
Waiting for the next sideline report from Sergio Dipp like: pic.twitter.com/kjJ7nP6mKk- Sean Yoo (@RealSeanyeWest) September 12, 2017
Dipp, a 29-year-old who joined ESPN Deportes in 2013, was tweeting throughout the game and embraced his moment with a bit of levity.
However, ESPN's broadcast disappointed the masses by not providing an encore for their breakout viral star. He disappeared from our lives as quickly as he appeared. ESPN didn't even go back to him for a halftime coach interview or a postgame interview with the winning player or coach.
Monday Night Football is one of sport's biggest stages and Dipp's nervous, rambling debut will nab a spot alongside Boom Goes the Dynamite in broadcasting history.
But flanked by a pair of rookies, Mowins carried the show in her MNF debut.
Rex Ryan is learning on fly. Sergio Dipp is out his league. That this telecast is watchable tells you how amazing Beth Mowins is at her job.- Mike Barber (@RTD_MikeBarber) September 12, 2017