The Seahawks win their first road game in the “Mile High City” today, 30-10.
Terrell Owens had his first preseason debut today in his new number 10 jersey. T.O. failed to communicate well with current quarterback starter, Matt Flynn, after not being able to pull in any of the four passes thrown his way.
Flynn again played conservatively, accumulating only 31 yards with six out of 13 attempts in his second outing with the Seahawks. Although not as great as his first showing, Flynn threw no interceptions, as well as no touchdowns. He took more chances this time around, throwing a few longer passes than last week, but was unable to land any of them. Marshawn Lynch moved the ball well on only six touches in the first quarter. Tyrell Sutton, put up some big numbers today, catching a 34 yard touchdown and running a second for a huge 50 yarder.
Russell Wilson played another great game. Showing poise in the pocket and avoiding numerous sacks, he completed 10 of 17 passes for 155 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Wilson’s first drive of the second half was an impressive one, capping it off with a rushing touchdown from Kregg Lumpkin.
Seattle’s defense managed to keep Peyton Manning to single touchdown all game. KJ Wright snagged a tipped pass for an interception, Jeron Johnson also had his hand in an interception, both stopping the Broncos cold in their tracks. Leroy Hill was instrumental in securing a fumble dropped by Lance Ball.
Special teams still appears to need some work, having two of Jon Ryan’s punts blocked in the first half.
The Seahawks may have won the game, but is still having issues with its first string offense. Flynn needs to take more first team snaps and find some sort of rhythm with his receiving corps. The defense is still playing tough, but needs to work on the pass rush. Manning had entirely too much time in the pocket. Allowing a quarterback with the vision and quick release of this veteran player, the linebackers will need to step up to put down any caliber quarterback in the NFL.