While the Denver Broncos put our a valiant effort against the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday, they came up short. Specifically, the awesome offense was anything but its regular self.
Sure, there were plenty of positives to take from Denver’s 26-20 overtime loss at Seattle on Sunday that was such a far cry from the shellacking the Broncos endured in the Super Bowl. All those good things could prove ample tinder for another Super Bowl run, however.
Super Bowl déjà vu – the Broncos once again fumbled on the first play of the game against the Seahawks. But this time it didn’t result in a safety and the outcome of the game was much different.
Marshawn Lynch scored on a 6-yard TD run on the first possession of overtime and the Seahawks beat the Broncos 26-20 on Sunday in a showdown that lived up to expectations.
Super Bowl déjà vu – the Denver Broncos once again fumbled on the first play of the game against the Seattle Seahawks. But this time it didn’t result in a safety and the Broncos defense was able to make a goal-line stand and hold the Seahawks to a field goal.
Broncos running back Montee Ball returned to practice Tuesday, participating in individual drills in his first on-field workout since undergoing an appendectomy Aug. 4.
Montee Ball acknowledges he was “a little bit” intimidated by Peyton Manning last year, something he says contributed to his slow start.
Perhaps in an attempt to confuse the Patriots defense the Broncos offense on Sunday afternoon put some players in unexpected roles.
Tight ends are no longer an afterthought in Denver’s passing game. In 2009, they had all of 27 catches. Last year, that number was just 30 – not a single one of them in the end zone.
Peyton Manning acknowledged he was “probably a little bit lucky” that he banged the right thumbnail and not the knuckle of his throwing hand on New Orleans defensive end Martez Wilson’s helmet Sunday night.