DENVER – The Seahawks seem to have found a successful preseason formula: A lot of defense in the first half, followed by a lot of
It worked again in Saturday night’s 30-10 victory over the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High – spoiling Peyton Manning’s home debut – just as it worked in last week’s win over the Tennessee Titans.
Wilson, the rookie quarterback, led an 80-yard touchdown drive to open the second half and then hooked up with
The No. 1 defense, meanwhile, forced three first-half turnovers that set up a trio of field goals by
The win lifted the Seahawks’ preseason record to 2-0 for the first time since 2009, when they went 4-0. They travel to Kansas City next week to face the Chiefs on Friday night.
This also was only the second time the Seahawks have beaten the Broncos in the preseason. The other victory came in 2009, as the Broncos still lead the series 8-2.
Each play set up a field goal by Hauschka.
Johnson’s fumble-forcing hit on Lance Ball that was recovered by Hill should have produced seven points, but
Flynn completed 6 of 13 passes for 31 yards in the first half, before Wilson took over the third quarter. And Wilson picked up where he left off in the second half of the opener, driving the No. 2 offense 80 yards in 14 plays to
Manning, meanwhile, was 16 of 23 for 177 yards, but threw the two interceptions.
Terrell Owens did not fare as well in his Seahawks debut, failing to catch a pass despite being targeted five times in the first half.
Also in the first quarter, second-year linebacker
Johnson’s fumble-forcing hit on Lance Ball that was recovered by Hill in the second quarter should have produced seven points, but Owens dropped Flynn’s nicely thrown pass in the end zone on the next play. The Seahawks settled for a 36-yard field by Hauschka.
In the scoring drive to open the second half, Wilson completed three passes for 36 yards, including a 26-yarder to
The defense also continued to do its part, as the Broncos’ first three possessions in the second half resulted in three-and-outs. And Wilson then took over with his TD passes to Lumpkin and Helfet.