|Total Net Yards||361|
|Time of Possession||28:09|
|Total Net Yards||283|
|Time of Possession||31:51|
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In a nutshell: The Broncos won the coin toss, just as the Chargers did in last week’s opener. That’s where the similarities ended, however, as the defense forced a three-and-out – after allowing the Chargers a 13-play, 74-yard drive to a field goal; and the offense drove 65 yards in 10 plays to Russell Wilson’s 12-yard TD pass to Jermaine Kearse. Wilson was 4 of 4 for 60 yards. On the Broncos’ next possession, Brandon Browner forced a fumble that Kam Chancellor returned 21 yards to set up a 42-yard field goal by Steven Hauschka that made it 10-0 with 5:03 left in the quarter. The Broncos scored when Peyton Manning passed 11 yards to Wes Welker for a TD with 1:52 remaining. Manning completed 4 of 5 passes for 72 yards. But Kearse then returned the ensuing kickoff 107 yards for a TD that made it 17-7.
Players of the quarter: Kearse and Browner. Kearse for his obvious big plays, Browner for his more subtle plays. Kearse scored both Seahawks’ touchdowns. In addition to poking the ball from the grasp of Julius Thomas on the fumble-forcing play, the physical Browner also ripped the ball from Eric Decker for an incompletion on Manning’s second pass of the game and then broke up another pass to Demaryius Thomas.
Play of the quarter: It was Kearse’s TD catch, which came after he turned Chris Harris around on his route. But then Kearse broke his long kickoff return up the sideline.
Number of the quarter: 5. The Seahawks were penalized that many times. Coach Pete Carroll will not be happy with that, despite all the good things his team did.
In a nutshell: Seahawks 33, Broncos 7. Wholly Brandon Browner. The Broncos had the ball at the Seahawks’ 1-yard line and Ronnie Hillman was heading to the end zone. Until Heath Farwell forced a fumble that Browner recovered in the end zone and returned 106 yards for a TD that made it 24-7 with 8:54 left in the half. The defense forced another three-and-out, Golden Tate returned the punt 39 yards and Steven Hauschka pushed the Seahawks’ lead to 27-7 with a 41-yard field goal. And the Seahawks weren’t done, as Russell Wilson passed 3 yards to tight end Sean McGrath for a TD with 32 seconds left. There would have been no TD with a 26-yard pass play from Wilson to rookie running back Spencer Ware on third-and-14.
Player of the quarter: Kam Chancellor. After collecting a team-high seven tackles in the first quarter, the Pro Bowl-caliber strong safety made the stop three times in a five-play sequence on the first possession of the second quarter. Chancellor finished the half with 11 tackles in what definitely was a tempo-setting performance. Play of the quarter: Are you kidding? The Broncos drive from their own 20-yard to the Seahawks’ 1, only to have Browner return the Farwell-forced fumble for a score. That’s a 14-point swing, no matter how you stack it.
Number of the quarter: 213. The combined yards on Browner’s fumble return for a TD in the second quarter and Jermaine Kearse’s kickoff return for a TD in the first quarter.
In a nutshell: Seahawks 40, Broncos 7. The Seahawks missed an opportunity to extend their lead when Carson Wiggs was wide right on a 43-yard field goal attempt on the first possession of the second half. But the Tarvaris Jackson-led Seahawks did score the next time they got the ball, with Jackson’s 38-yard TD pass to Stephen Williams capping a 4-play, 75-yard drive. Jackson was 3 of 3 for 74 yards.
Player of the quarter: Jackson. He ran, for 17 and 6 yards. He passed, including completions of 38, 29 and 19 yards. He picked up where he left off in the opener against the Chargers.
Play of the quarter: Williams’ TD pass, as he made a falling grab of Jackson’s pass inside the 5-yard line and then flopped into the end zone after not being touched. These two also hooked up on a 42-yard TD play in the opener against the Chargers.
Number of the quarter: 4. That’s how many times the Broncos lost yards or had no gain in their first five plays of the second half. Those four plays results in minus-13 yards.
In a nutshell: Seahawks 40, Broncos 10. The Broncos got on the board again – and into double figures – with 10:39 left in the game on a 33-yard field goal by Matt Prater. Trindon Holliday set it up with a 73-yard punt return, but the Broncos had to settle for the field goal as rookie Ty Powell got a sack on first down and Will Blackmon broke up a third-down pass in the end zone.
Player of the quarter: DeShawn Shead. Why? See below.
Play of the quarter: The Broncos were driving behind 6-foot-8 QB Brock Osweiler, and facing a second-and-15 at the Seahawks’ 15. But sooner than you could mutter “ill-advised pass,” Shead intercepted a pass in the end zone and returned it 20 yards.
Number of the quarter: 7. That’s how many preseason games the Seahawks have won in a row, a franchise record.