The final round of Week 1 is underway. Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos fighting with Seattle Seahawks In one of the most anticipated matchups of the year.
A third-round pick by the Seahawks in 2012, Wilson spent the first 10 seasons of his NFL career in Seattle before Denver acquired the veteran signal caller in March.
Wilson, who recently signed a five-year, $245 million extension with Denver, has spent the past six seasons with the Broncos (2017). Trevor Simian2018 Case Keenum2019 Joe Flacco2020 Drew Lock2021 teddy bridgewater).
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Here are the top moments from Monday night’s action:
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All eyes were on Wilson before kickoff as he headed to Lumen Field for the first time as a member of the Broncos. Denver leads the series with his 35-21 record, but Seattle has won three of their last five meetings.
And we’re off!
The Seahawks struck first in this game thanks to a wide-open Will Disley.
Seattle went 70 yards on six plays to take an early 7-0 lead, and the fans roared, “Jeno! Geno!” chant.
Jenno Smith went 4-for-4 with 71 passing yards and a touchdown on the first drive of the game.
Fullback Andrew Beck played a big part in Denver’s opener, coming up with a spectacular one-handed obstacle that pushed the Broncos downfield. The drive ended with a goal on the field, narrowing the gap to 7-3.
Seattle’s offense kept the ball moving as Rashard Penney’s fancy footwork put the Seahawks in field goal range. Meanwhile, Smith continued to impress, with a perfect pass he extended to 12 for 12 to start the game.
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The Broncos tied things up at 10-10 when Wilson connected with star receiver Jerry Judy on a monster 67-yard touchdown pass along the sidelines. was there.
Seahawks tight end Colby Parkinson reeled in a 25-yard touchdown pass from Smith to take a 17-10 lead late in the second quarter. Denver closed the gap with his goal on the field before the break to make it 17-13.
Smith finished the first half with 17-of-18 yards for 164 yards and two touchdowns, while Wilson went 10-of-15 for 206 yards and one point.
The Broncos had a chance to lead in the third quarter, but fumbled on a fourth goal from Seattle’s 1-yard line, which the Seahawks recovered.
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The Seahawks then made several plays before turning the ball over on DK Metcalf’s clock.
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Once again the Broncos had an opportunity to lead, but again – they came up short.
Broncos running back Javonte Williams was bottled up en route to the end zone and lost the ball.
Denver fumbled the ball at the 1-yard line in back-to-back drives and the first time since the St. Louis Rams in 2009 that a team lost two fumbles inside the 5-yard line.
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