DENVER – When
Instead, Pryor was hit as he was releasing the ball. A defender, or two, flashed in front of Lockette and the pass was intercepted to allow the Denver Broncos to hold on for a 21-16 victory on Thursday night at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
“I was thinking we had this one and we were going to get out of here with a win,” Lockette said in the locker room. “We just tried to make something happen on a broken play, and we didn’t. I think I did tip it. It just didn’t go our way.
“It just didn’t happen for us today.”
Pryor did some good things when he entered the game that
But the play he couldn’t shake was the one that got away – that pass that was intercepted by Broncos linebacker Steven Johnson with 2½ remaining.
"I can’t get down on myself. I’ve got to keep looking for some positives and move forward.”
The loss snapped the Seahawks’ franchise-best nine-game winning streak in the preseason, a run that began in 2011. The Seahawks will look to start a new streak next Friday night in their preseason home opener when they host the San Diego Chargers at CenturyLink Field.
There will be plenty to focus on from this game for the coaches and players as the Seahawks prepare for that home opener.
“I think he was looking for something else, and then the tight end ended up being open,” said Jefferson, who had to leave the game because of an ankle injury after his big play. “I saw him kind of late, so I just ran under him. The pass was underthrown, so I was able to get there before he did.”
But being flagged 13 times for 131 wrong-way yards and giving up too many third-down conversions were the repetitive theme of this game. In a 14-play, 61-yard drive to the Broncos’ first TD, Peyton Manning converted three third-down situations with passes to Demaryius Thomas.
“It was ups and downs,” said All-Pro free safety
“We’ve definitely got to take a hard look at ourselves and grade ourselves tough. We’ve got to be honest and evaluate yourself like you need to be evaluated. And I think we’re going to do a great job with that because we have great leaders and great coaches that are going to give it to us plane.”