One year ago today, the Seahawks traveled to Denver to take on the Broncos. Peyton Manning had a good first half, but in the 4th quarter a rookie quarterback named Russell Williams threw two touchdowns to lead the Seahawks to a 30-10 victory.
One year later, Russell Wilson led the Seahawks onto the field as the permanent starter to take on the Broncos at CenturyLink Field.
The Seahawks wasted little time getting on the board. After a sloppy drive down the field, Russell Wilson made some magic happen on a broken play.
After a Bronco turnover, Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka put the Seahawks up ten after hitting a 42-yd field goal.
Peyton Manning finally got the Broncos on the board after leading his team down the field, capping off the drive with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Wes Welker.
On the ensuing kickoff, Jermaine Kearse made the Broncos pay for their poor special teams play.
That 107-yard kickoff return touchdown helped the Seahawks head into the second quarter with a 17-7 lead.
The second quarter didn't bring any luck to Peyton Manning’s squad. Bad luck struck again as the Broncos were poised to put another touchdown on the board.
The Seahawks took a 33-7 lead into the half, and it didn't get any better for the Broncos.
Russell Wilson went 8 of 12 for 127 yards and 2 touchdowns, and the Seahawks defense lived up to their ball hawk reputation, forcing four turnovers en route to a 40-10 rout of the Broncos.
Peyton Manning was the lone bright spot for the Broncos, going 11 of 16 for 163 yards and a touchdown in the loss.
The Seahawks fans showed why many consider them to be the most dedicated fan base in the NFL, as more than 67,000 fans showed up for the Seahawks’ first preseason game of the season.
This was the 7th straight preseason victory for the Seahawks, dating back to the 2011 season.
Up next for the Seahawks, a trip trip Lambeu Field to battle Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Friday, August 23rd.