Denver Broncos 16 vs 17 Seattle Seahawks summary: stats and highlights Monday Night Football | Week 1
The Seattle Seahawks won a heart stopper at Lumen Field to defeat former quarterback Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos to open their season with a win. Geno Smith got the Seahawks going in the first half and the defense took care of the rest in the second half as the Seahawks held on to win 17-16.
Smith shines in first Week 1 start in 8 years
Russell Wilson didn’t have to wait long to return to the place he called home for a decade. After being traded to the Broncos in the offseason, the former Super Champion set his sights on a Week 1 win against his former team.
The Seahawks spoiled the former Super Bowl Champion’s homecoming by forcing two goal line fumbles in the third quarter as they clung to the victory after being led in the first half by Wilson’s incumbent Geno Smith.
Smith orchestrated a perfect first drive to start the game that ended in a touchdown to Will Dissy for the first score of the night. Wilson’s former back up was perfect on the drive, in the first quarter and only had one incompletion in the first half.
12th man turns on Russ
Wilson heard plenty of boo birds from the fans that used to wear his number 3 Seahawks jersey. From the opening coin toss Wilson heard it from the 12th man, and the quarterback who was so used to playing in that stadium looked flustered by the noise at times as the Broncos were flagged for a delay of game on multiple occasions.
A Denver field goal closed the lead to 7-3 on the opening drive of the Broncos night. Wilson and the offense seemed to move the ball with ease until they got deep into Seattle territory, but couldn’t capitalize on their red zone trips.
The Seahawks then marched right down field on their second possession, and took a chance on 4th and 1 from the Denver seven yard line that didn’t pay off. They would kick a field goal midway through the second quarter to stretch the lead back to a touchdown, but the Broncos would answer.
Wilson spent most of the first half looking for his tight ends or running backs out of the back field, but on his first throw to one of his wide receivers, Jerry Jeudy busted a 67 yard catch and run for a touchdown to level the game at 10.
Smith was nearly perfect in the first half
Smith would punch back on a seven play 75 yard drive right before the half that was polished off by a Colby Parkinson 25 yard touchdown catch to stretch the lead to 17-10.
The Broncos would get a final second field goal right before heading to the halftime break to make it 17-13 going into the third quarter.
Seattle D takes over in second half
In the first half there were six scoring drives on eight possession. In the second half there would be just one scoring drive on eight possession thanks to three fumbles in the first three possessions of the half.
Denver got the ball out of the break and drove all the way down to the 1 yard line. On 4th down first year head coach Nathaniel Hackett went for glory looking to take the lead for the first time, but Melvin Gordon fumbled right at the goal line and the Broncos came up empty handed.
Wilson and the Broncos would get the ball back quickly after a D.K. Metcalf was stripped and Denver recovered. Less than five minutes after their goal line fumble, the Broncos had another chance to punch it in on 3rd and Goal from the 1 yard line, but this time it was Javonte Williams who coughed it up on the goal line.
Broncos fail to convert on three red zone trip
The Broncos went to the red zone three times and got just three points total on those trips deep inside Denver territory. Flags and red zone inefficiency were the undoing of the Broncos offense who scored just three points in the second half.
The field goal would come with six minutes to go in the game as the Broncos were again stopped once they got inside Seattle’s 10 yard line.
After the Seahawks put up just 39 yards of offense in the second half, the Broncos would get a chance to take the lead with 20 seconds to go. It was 4th and 5 from the Seattle 46 and instead of putting the ball in Wilson’s hands to try to stay alive coach Hackett opted for a 64 yard Brandon McManus field goal which just skimmed the outside of the left goal post and the Seahawks hung on to top their former quarterback and the Denver Broncos.
Wilson put up good numbers in his Denver debut, going 29/42 for 340 yards and a touchdown, but Geno Smith stole the show passing for 195 yards on 23/28 passing and two touchdowns.
The Seahawks will look to carry the momentum into Week 2 when they take on division rival, the San Francisco 49ers next week. Denver will try to shake off their opening week loss as they return home to host the Houston Texans.
Less than 5 minutes later lightening struck twice as Williams lost the ball on the goal line for a second fumble from the one yard line.
The first fumble on the one yard line came on 4th and goal as Gordon let it slip out of his hands and let the Seahawks off the hook.
Smith hit Parkinson with a beautiful touch pass over the defenders head to put the Seahawks up 17-10 just before half.
It took a while for Wilson to start looking for his recievers, but as soon as he did Jeudy took it to the house for a 67 yard TD catch and run.
The Seahawks came up with a perfect game first possession game plan that led to the 38 yard TD catch from Drissy.
Smith will take a couple knees and the SEAHAWKS WIN THEIR WEEK 1 MATCHUP AGAINST THEIR FORMER QB!
The McManus field goal had enough leg, but just skimmed the outside of the left goal post.
THE SEAHAWKS ARE GOING TO WIN THIS GAME!!!!
The Broncos take a timeout, their first of the second half and will be facing 4th and 5.
It looks like the Broncos will try for the 64 yard field goal, but the Seahawks call a timeout before McManus could kick it.
Williams picks up 9 yards after the pass to the flat and the Broncos are facing 4th and 5.
Wilson pump raked and threw it into the dirt.
3rd and 14 coming up.
Wilson going to Williams on the sreen pass but it was niffed out by Barton who dropped the RB for a loss of 4.
2nd and 14 from the SEA 47.
Williams over the middle and Wilson hits him for the first down after he shakes off a couple tackles and picks up 9 yards.
1st and 10 from the DEN 49.
Gordon poicks up 2 yards and we are headed to the Two Minute Warning with the Broncos facing 3rd and 2 coming out of the break.
The call on the field stands. and Wilson hits Okwuegbunam on first down for a gain of 6.
2nd and 4 coming up from the DEN 38
Wilson hit Okwuegbunam who had some work to do to get to the marker and the chaint gang comes out and and give the Broncos the first down.
The Seahawks will challenge the spot on the field.
Wilson had Jeudy open for the first down, but Jeudy dropped it.
3rd and 5 coming up for the Broncos.
Gordon gets the hand off on frist down and picks up 5 yards.
2nd and 5 from the DEN 27.
Smith is dropped in the backfield by Chubb for a loss of 10 and the Broncos force Seattle into their first 3 and out at just the right time.
SEA will punt the ball back to DEN who will take over from their 22 yard line with 4:02 to go in the game. it's Wilson's time to shine in the stadium he used to call home.
Smith hits Dissy for a gain of two and then goes to Fant for another gain of a coulple.
3rd and 6 coming up from the SEA 34.
Nice return from the Seahawks Dallas out to the 30 yard line.
Geno Smith had decent numbers last year, but couldn't close out games as Wilson's back up. He can change that narrative with a scoring drive on this possession.
FIELD GOAL BRONCOS!!!
McManus drils the 29 yard FG and we have a one point game here from Lumen Field.
SEA hanging on 17-16 with 6:13 to go in the game.
Wilson way off on the 3rd down pass looking for Sutton and the Broncos will bring out the field goal unit this time.
Wilson spinning out of traffic looking for Jeudy in the corner of the end zone and the pass bounces off the hands of the DEN WR.
3rd and Goal from the 8.
Another crucial mistake in the red zone by the Broncos who jump before the snap.
2nd and Goal from the 8 now.
Wilson looking for Tomlinson and after a discussion from the refs the pass is ruled incomplete as the receiver didn't get both feet down.
2nd and Goal from the 3 yard line.
Lob pass over the rush to Williams who gets inside the 5 yard line and bring up a 1st and Goal from the SEA 3 yard line.
Denver is 0-3 in the red zone tonight.
Wilson hits Willimas on the right side for a gain of 7 yards.
3rd and 3 from the SEA 9.
Wilson looking for Saubert in the endzone and the big man couldn't reel in the pass. Wilson may have let it go a little late and allowed the defender to recover postiton.
2nd and 10 coming up
Wilson on the bootleg and he hits Jeudy who was sweeping from right to left presnap.
Gain of 14 and the Broncos have a first down from the SEA 16.
Wilson under heavy pressure, lets it go looking for Jeudy who never saw the ball.
3rd and 2 coming up from the SEA 30.
Gordon wiggling his way through the defense and picks up 8 yards.
2nd and 2 from the SEA 30.
Jeudy on the crossing route over the middle and that goes for 18 yards and a first down.
1st and 10 from the SEA 38.
Wilson to Sutton to move the chains. Sutton looks like Wilson's go to guy on big plays and that play was good for 17 yards.
1st and 10 from the DEN 43.
Williams picks up 2 yard on the run to the right.
3rd and 4 coming up. Big play for the Broncos.
Wilson to Williams on a short pass for a gain of 4.
2nd and 6 from the 24 yard line.
The Broncos will get the ball back at the 20 yard line down by four with 12:50 to go in the fourth quarter.
Smith looking for Fant on the sideline, but the Broncos secondary was there to break up the pass and the Seahawks will punt.
Smith was strip sacked by Chubb but the rookie lineman Cross recovers the fumble for a loss of 8 yards.
3rd and long coming up.
Smith picks up 3 yards on 3rd and 2 to move the chains.
1st and 10 from the SEA 42.
The Third quarter had three possession and three fumbles after 6 scores in 8 possession in the first half.
Smith tucks and runs for a gain of 14 yards to bring up 3r dand short.
The third quarter comes to a close with the Seahawks holding on to the 17-13 lead.
Penny busts a big run but it's coming back after a holding call. 2nd and 16 from the SEA 25.
Smith with another perfect throw to Lockett on the out route to pick up the first down on 3rd and 8.
1st and 10 from the SEA 31.
ANOTHER GOAL LINE FUMBLE BY THE BRONCOS!!! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??
Williams was stuffed in the back field and the ball squirted out of his hands and was recovered Jackson in the endzone.
Wilson hits Okwuegbunam on the out route right at the goal line, but he is inches short.
3rd and Goal from inside the 1 yard line coming up.
Wilson escapes the rush and goes to the end zone but over shoots his two receivers in the area. But the Broncos get bailed out as Woolen is whistled for a pass interference call.
1st and goal from the SEA 4.
Gordon patient on his run to the right and he picks up 7 yards.
3rd and 3 from the SEA 25.
Wison going to the end zone looking for Sutton, but Wooen with with Sutton every step of the way.
2nd and 10 from the SEA 32.
Smith goes back to Metcalf on a pass to the flat and he was gang tackled. While fighting for extra yards Gregory came up and ripped the ball out of his hands and made the recovery.
DEN will take over from the SEA 32 after a 17 yard return from Gregory.
Smith just asking Metcalf to go up and get it on a pass over the middle on the comeback route. That was good for15 yards.
1st and 10 from the SEA 46.
Penny to the right side for no gain, and then Smith's pass is incomplete which bringds up 3rd and 10 from the SEA 31.
Another flag against the Broncos this time it's Chubb for going helmet to helmet with the QB. Denver continues to shot themselves in the foot that was the 11th flag of the night on Denver.
1st and 10 from the 31 of Seattle.
A defensive hold on 3rd down with move the chains for SEA after Surtain was caught pulling on Metcalf.
1st and 10 from the 15.
The play stands and the Seahawks will take over from the 10 yard line.
Gordon trying to force his way into the endzone and lost the football on the second effort! It's picked up by the Seahawks and what a turn of events here from Seattle.
The play is under review, but after looking at the replay this play should stand.
Wilson hits Gordon out of the backfield and he is stopped a yard short of the endzone.
4th and goal coming up from the 1 yard line.
Boone makes the catch on 2nd and Goal from the 11 yard line. That's good for two yards.
3rd and Goal from the SEA 9.
Another delay of game for the Broncos! That's the second time this drive the Broncos have been flagged for delay.
Jeudy gets 3 yards after the short pass. 2nd and Goal from the 6.
Wilson going deep to Sutton and flags fly as the Seahawks are called for pass interference.
1st and Goal from the 9 yard line after the penalty.
Short pass to the flat for Williams who was lucky to pick up one.
2nd and 9 from the 35.
Gordon on the sweep to the left side and with some help from a great block from Beck he picks up 13 yards.
1st and 10 from the SEA 36.
Wilson hits Sutton on the right side this time and that was good for 7 yards.
2nd and 3 from the SEA 49.
On 3rd and 4 Wilson finds Sutton down the left sideline for a gain of 20 yards.
1st and 10 from the DEN 44.
The second half is underway from Seattle!
The Broncos get the ball and will take it from the 20.
Parkinson got in behind the linebacker and Smith saw it the whole way. Perfect pass from Smith for his second TD of the game.
It took a while tfor Wilson to look for one his receivers, but when he did it resulted in pay dirt. He hit Jeudy for a 67 yard TD strike to level the game.
We are at halftime and what a half it was for Geno Smith. He is 17/18 for 164 yards and a touchdown.
Wilson is 10/15 for 206 yards and a touchdown.
There were a cominded 476 yard of total offense in that first half.
FIELD GOAL DENVER!!!
McManus hits the 40 yard field goal and the Broncos cut it the deficit to 4 going into the halftime break.
Seahawks lead 17-13 at the break.
LIttle flip pass to Willams who had blocker in front of him. His 10 yard catch and run is short of the marker, and the Broncos will kick a FG with 4 seconds to go in the half.
Wilson in dropped for a loss of 8 after the Barton sack. Timeout DEN with 26 to go in the half.
3rd and 18 coming up for the Broncos.
Wilson should have been picked off looking for Sutton but Diggs was the only one in the area. He couldn't make the over the head catch and the Broncos get away with one there.
2nd and 10 from the SEA 24.
Wilson with all kinds of time in the pocket and finds Sutton who just settled in the zone and picked up 30 yards.
1st and 10 from the 24 with 48 seconds to go.
Wilson looking deep down the sideline for Hamler, but the WR couldn't get two feet in bounds.
3rd and 8 from the SEA 45.
Wilson tucks and picks up just a gain of one.
2nd and 9 for the SEA 45.
Williams off the screen out of the Two Minute Warning and Williams picks up 13 yards.
1st and 10 from the SEA 44.
Williams get the handoff and picks up 10 yards to move the chains.
1st and 10 from the 31 as we hit the Two Minute Warning.
Denver will get the ball from the DEN 21 with 2:19 to go in the half.
Crazy to think Smith has been a back up for so long with the way he is playing tonight. He is out playing Wilson, and is nearly perfect on the night.
Incredible start to the season for the Seahawks QB1.
Smith puts it on the money to Parkinson who got behind his defender for a 29 yard TD for his frist career touchdown catch.
SEA back on top 17-10 with 2:24 to go in the half.
Another big gain through the air. This time it's Smith on the bootleg hitting Parkinson for a gain of 18 and the Seahawks are inside the DEN 30.
1st and 10 from the DEN 29.
Touch pass over the top from Smith to Goodwin after being pressured in the backfield. Smith stepped up and hit Goodwin on the left side line for a gain of 16 yards.
Smith overthrows Goodwin for his first incompletion of the night.
2nd and 10 from the SEA 37.
Denver flagged for defensive holding which give the Seahawks a first down from the SEA 37.
Smith hits Dissy for a gain of three yards, and Smith has not missed a pass all game long. He's 13/13 for 101 yard and a TD.
2nd and 7 coming up.
SEA will take the ball from the 25 after the touchback.
Jeudy make the adjustment, shook off the defender and let his speed take care of the rest. That was his first touchdown in over 600 days.
Wilson going deep to Jeudy, the pass was a little under thrown, but Jeudy adjusts, shakes off the tackle and takes it 67 yards to the house!!
We are all square. 10-10 from SEA with 5:34 left in the first half.
Screen pass to Williams and that goes for a gain of 9 yards.
3rd and 2 coming up from the DEN 33.
Williams is stuffed in the backfield and Jackson drops the running back for a loss of a yard.
1st and 10 from the DEN 24.
Seattle will take back possession from the 25 yard line. If they can keep the penalties down, it would give Wilson and the Broncos a much better chance to to go the end zone.
FIELD GOAL SEAHAWKS!!!
Myers hits the 49 yard field goal and the Seahawks lead by a touchdown.
Seattle is up 10-3 with 7:20 to go in the second quarter.
Smith looking for Goodwin over the middle for a gain of six, and the holding penalty really hurt the Seahawks who will settle for a 49 yard FG try.
Metcalf with no where to go after the pass to the flat, he back tracked and ended up losing eight yards.
3rd and 26 from the DEN 37.
Smith on the move on 2nd and 8, and Smith picks up 7 yards, but that run will come back after a holding call on the Seahawks.
2nd and 18 from the DEN 29.
Smith looking for Homer for a seven yard gain, but another flag flies as the Broncos are penalized for illegal hands to the face.
1st and 10 from the DEN 21.
Penny breaks another one!!! This time he busts it up the middle for a gain of 26 yards. Penny was stripped of the ball from behind but the center Blythe hustling down field makes the recovery.
1st and 10 from the DEN 46.
Cooper makes a great tackle on Eskridge for no gain, but is flagged for taunting and SEA gets a free 15 yards.
1st and 10 from the SEA 46.
Penny had some work to do after making the catch behind the line of scrimmage. He picks up 3 yards to move the chains.
1st and 10 from the SEA 31.
Smith hits Metcalf on the slant and that's good for a gain of 7 yards.
3rd and 1 coming up for the Seahawk from the 28 yard line.
Penny gets the hand off on first down and picks up just a couple of yards.
2nd and 8 from the 20 yard line.
Seattle coming on hot on the punt and almost got the block. SEA will take over from just inside their 20 yard line.
13:23 to go in the first half and the Seahawks lead 7-3.
Wilson was pressured by the saftey Adams and Wilson had to release it. He was lucky it didn't get picked off after it got tipped at the line of scrimmage.
4th and long coming up and the Broncos will punt.
Gordon picks up 5 yards on a run up the middle and the Broncos will again be looking at 3rd and long.
3rd and 12 from the DEN 45.
Wilson chased down by Nwosu and the DEN QB is dropped for a loss of two yards.
2nd and 17 from the DEN 40.
A false start will back the Broncos up five yards, and the DEN will have 1st and 15 from their 42 after the quarter change.
Fun first quarter, in which the Seahawks jump out to the 7-3 lead.
Gordon picks up eight yards on the run up the middle and the Broncos move the chains again.
1st and 10 from the DEN 47.
Wilson going back to Okwuegbunam and the pass is good for 7 yards.
2nd and 3 from the DEN 39.
Wilson hits Okwuegbunam for the first time today and that pitch and catch is good for 12 yards.
1st and 10 from the DEN 32.
Wiiliams with another huge run to give the Broncos some room after starting the drive from the six. 13 yard run for the DEN who move the chains on first down.
1st and 10 from the DEN 20.
TURNOVER ON DOWNS!!!
Smith's feet slipped after the snap and he may not have picked up enough. Here come the chain gang one more time, and THE SEAHAWKS ARE SHORT!
Fant make the catch right on the marker and the chain gang comes out to see if the Seahawks got enough to move the sticks. They are just inches short and Pete Carroll wants to go for it.
4th and inches from the DEN 6.
Pass to the flat for Penny and he pick up four yards to bring up a 3rd down in the red zone.
3rd and 2 from the DEN 8 yard line.
Penny breaks one up the gut for another solid chunk of 12 yards.
1st and 10 from the 18 yard line.
Another flag is thrown against the Broncos after a 13 yard run from Fant. The Personal foul flag will move SEA to the DEN 30 and just like that the Seahawks are in striking distance again.
1st and 10 from the DEN 30
Smith rolling left and looks all the way across the field with a dangerous pass intended for Dissly, and a Pass interference flag is thrown against Darby.
1st and 10 from the SEA 42.
The Seahawks will start their drive from the 21 looking to stretch their lead early in the game.
The first possession couldn't have gone any better for the Seahawks who capped off the drive with a 38 yard TD to Dissly.
FIELD GOAL BRONCOS!!!
Denver was moving right down the field with ease but the false start interuptted their progress to the endzone.
McManus' 30 yard field goal is good and the Broncos are on the board.
7-3 Seahawks with 6:55 to go in the fourth quarter.
Wilson looking for Gordon over the middle, and hits him but he's taken down short of the marker.
4th and 4 coming up and the Broncos will kick the field goal.
Hand off to Gordon on 2nd and 15 after a false start and Gordon picks up 5.
3rd and 10 from the SEA 18.
WIlson was lucky not to be picked off on 1st down. He was running for his life in the backfield and looked for Williams, but Adams jumped the pass, but it hit him in the face mask.
2nd and 10 from the 18.
Williams picks up another big chunk as he moves the chains on 1st down, this time Williams went for 11 yards on the right side run.
1st and 10 from the 18
ONE HANDED SNAG BY BECK!!! Wilson off the play action fake found a wide open Beck. He has been targeted three times on this first drive.
1st and 10 from the SEA 28.
Williams runs right and picks up 9 yards on the first run of the night for the Broncos.
2nd and 1 from the DEN 45.
Wilson going back to Beck this time on the other side of the field off the roll out and Beck picks up 25 yards and give the Broncos some breathing space and a first down.
1st and 10 from the DEN 36.
Wilson is high on his first throw to Beck, and the crowd erupts as that ball hit off the hands of the tight end.
2nd and 10 from the DEN 11.
The Broncos will start their first drive from the 10 yard line after a poor choice to take it out of the end zone by Washington.
Here comes Russell Wilson who was booed by this Seattle crowd walking out to the coin toss. He should get plenty of jeers from the people who used to wear his jersey to the Stadium for the last decade.
Smith looked like he was wrapped up in the back field but made a fantastic move around a defender and hits Dissly wide open down the field and he walks into the end zone!.
38 yards on the TD catch and run and that opening drive couldn't have gone any better for Seattle.
Seattle leads 7-0 three and a half minutes into the game.
Smith linking up with Metcalf again, and Geno Smith looks terrific in this opening drive. Metcalf should get a healthy portion of targets tonight after signing a big money contract in the offseason. That completion is good for 9 yards.
2nd and 6 after the false start penalty back the Seahawks up.
Smith hits a wide open Lockett who fell into the pocket in the zone and picks up 17 yards. SEA is in Denver territory after three plays.
1st and 10 from the DEN 46.
Smith hits Metcalf for a gain of seven yards, and Seattle faces 3rd down for the first time tonight.
Penny gets the opening handoff of the game and is stopped for no gain.
2nd and 10 coming up from the SEA 30.
Geno Smith in under center as the Week 1 starter for the first time in eight years.
HERE WE GO!!!
The Broncos won the toss and differed, so the Seahawks will get the ball to start the game and they will take it from the 30 yard line after the return.
According to Bet365.com the Broncos are a six point favorite on the road, and the Over/Under is set at 44. I think Russel Wilson continues to dominate primetime with his new team tonight against a team that will struggle all year, especially on the offensive end. Take the Broncos and the Under tonight from Lumen.
Russ in primetime
Russell Wilson lives for primetime. He is 29-11-1 under the bright lights in his 10 years in the league. The Broncos have been looking for a quarterback to deliver in big games since Peyton Manning retired.
Smith's time to shine
Geno Smith is the incumbent at the QB position after beating out Drew Lock in a quarterback competition during the preseason. He was the Jets starter in 2013 and 2014, but has spent the last six seasons as a back up around the league. He got his shot to shine last year when Russell Wilson went down, and didn’t put up terrible numbers in his four games under center. He completed 68.4% of his passes and threw for 702 yards, five touchdowns and just one interception, but the Seahawks won just one of those games.
The Wilson era in Seattle
Russell Wilson was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks with the 75th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. At the time he was known as a former baseball players that led the North Carolina State Wolfpack to a nice season in the ACC, but no one expected him to turn out to be the QB that he transformed into over the last decade. Over his career he has passed for over 37,000 yards, and almost 300 TDs with just 87 interceptions in 10 years as a Seahawk. He took the Seahawks to the playoffs in eight of those 10 years, and won it all in 2015 when the Seahawks defeated the New England Patriots for the franchises first Lombardi Trophy.
There is not much doubt around the league that the AFC West will be the toughest division in football. Last year the Chargers were a timeout away from being the third team from the conference to go to the playoffs. This year Los Angeles are even stronger and the only team that wasn’t in the playoff picture last season was the the Denver Broncos who brought in Russell Wilson in the offseason. It’s a long shot but the AFC West could have all four teams in the playoffs this season.
DENVER LAST YEAR
The Broncos stayed competitive in the treacherous AFC West for the better part of the 18 week season, but with their quarterback situations murky at best the Broncos failed to make the playoffs. Denver responded quickly this offseason by trading for the former Super Bowl Champion, sending Drew Lock and a handful of draft picks in exchange.
Seahawks last year
Seattle’s season took a steep dive south when Russell Wilson broke a finger on his throwing hand in early October. Geno Smith filled the void under center for four games. He won just won game in that time, against the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars before Wilson came back. By that time the damage was done and the Seahawks finished the season 7-10, missing out on the playoffs for the first time since 2017, and only the second time in Wilson’s era as a Seahawk
Seattle entering stadium
There will be a lot of firsts for the Seattle team in the post Wilson era. Tonight they enter their home stadium without Russ on their side for the first time since the 2011 season.
Russell knows this entrance well here at at Lumen Field. He enters the premise, all business as usual in a place he transformed from a baseball player turned quarterback to an NFL legend.
We are live from Lumen Field
Hello everyone and welcome to the Pacific Northwest for tonight’s primetime showdown between the Broncos and the Seahawks. The NFL wasted no time sending Russell Wilson back to his old home after an offseason move to the Mile High City this offseason. Now these two 7-10 teams from last year will face off looking to get the season off on the right foot.
Broncos vs. Seahawks
It’s the final game of Week 1 of the NFL regular season, and the schedule makers set up a storyline with plenty of sub plots on Monday Night Football. The Seattle Seahawks play host to the Denver Broncos and Russell Wilson tonight from Lumen Field and AS English will be with you all night providing live coverage, stats, scores and analysis.