DENVER – A recap of the Seahawks’ 21-16 loss to the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field in their preseason opener on Thursday night:
PLAYER OF THE GAME: PAUL RICHARDSON
No one was statistically superior in this game, so why not give the nod to the Seahawks’ top draft choice as the rookie wide receiver from the University of Colorado made the most of his opportunities in his homecoming game.
On the drive to a
PLAYS OF THE GAME: THE GAME-WINNER AND THE GAME-SAVER
Offense: It’s difficult to argue with the game-winner, and that’s what Brock Osweiler’s 34-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Norwood with 7½ minutes remaining proved to be. It came on a nice throw by the 6-foot-8 Osweiler and a nice grab by Norwood against Seahawks cornerback
It gave the Broncos a 21-16 lead that held up, because …
Defense: Steven Johnson’s interception at the Broncos’ 2-yard line on a Pryor pass that was intended for
Special Teams: Hauschka kicked three field goals against the team that released him in 2011. There was a 41-yarder and a 40-yarder, but his 22-yarder in the fourth quarter gave the Seahawks a 16-14 lead.
INJURY REPORT: A.J. JEFFERSON LEAVES WITH ANKLE INJURY
Pro Bowl center
WORTH NOTING: LIGHTNING STRIKES, AND TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT
There was a 45-minute delay in the first quarter when lightning struck within the eight-mile limit around Sports Authority Field. The players returned to their respective locker rooms and then had a brief period to warm-up again after retaking the field.
“I was already out the game,” Seahawks All-Pro free safety
Clint Gresham(@Gresh49) August 8, 2014
The teams combined for 25 penalties – 13 for 131 yards against the Seahawks, 12 for 95 yards against the Broncos.
Twelve Seahawks caught passes from three quarterbacks, but only Richardson, running
The Seahawks had advantages in total yards (298-274), first downs (22-18) and time of possession (31:19-28:41).
YOU DON’T SAY
“When you have 25 penalties, it's going to be kind of messy. That kind of shrouded the game I think from both sides.” – Seahawks coach Pete Carroll