The Denver Broncos defeated the Seattle Seahawks, 27-24, during the NFL’s first full Sunday of action.
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Denver Broncos 27; Seattle Seahawks 24
The brightest spot on the Broncos offense was by far Emmanuel Sanders. Sanders got the Broncos going early with a couple of big catches, the most important one on a 43-yard catch and run that gave the Broncos their first lead of the day.
The biggest assist in the passing game for the Broncos came from the offensive line. Case Keenum did not have much pressure on him throughout the game, and it helped him go through his progressions and control the offense. The solid blocking up front was also present in the running game, as the Broncos ran for 146 yards and averaged 4.6 yards a carry.