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Seahawks say they’re not sleeping on Broncos run game

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In Peyton Manning, the Seahawks defense will face a quarterback who set NFL single-season records in passing yards and touchdown passes this season.

During Tuesday’s media day, though, members of that defense stressed that Manning didn’t get the Broncos to the Super Bowl all by himself. Defensive end Chris Clemons pointed out Knowshon Moreno’s 10 rushing touchdowns as a reason to take the running game seriously and avoid falling into a trap that safety Earl Thomas thinks some teams fell into by focusing too much on the Denver passing attack.

“A lot of people sleep on their running game because of Peyton Manning and what he’s able to do,” Thomas said. “These guys have elevated in the playoffs. I think a lot of defenses get lost in the passing game and that’s how these guys are getting off. We really understand the formations as far as the running attack. That’s what’s going to allow us to play with confidence and dominate.”

Linebacker Bobby Wagner, defensive tackle Tony McDaniel and others on the Seattle defense echoed their teammates’ thoughts on the potency of the Broncos running game, which has produced at least 100 rushing yards in all but four games this season. Stopping it and the passing game is certainly easier said than done, but the Seahawks are, at the very least, well aware of what they’ll need to do.

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15 Responses to “Seahawks say they’re not sleeping on Broncos run game”
  1. thepftpoet says: Jan 28, 2014 3:38 PM

    Legion of PEDs

  2. johninthewest says: Jan 28, 2014 3:43 PM

    #stayclassyseattle!!

    Is there anyone on this team that has the ability to shut their trap?

  3. ariani1985 says: Jan 28, 2014 3:50 PM

    The only team that doesn’t care about run defense is turd bay. In turd we still trust?

  4. osiris33 says: Jan 28, 2014 3:51 PM

    They don’t have to. They are the best team in the NFL and they know it.

  5. dbmay1960 says: Jan 28, 2014 3:56 PM

    It’s pretty funny to me that the broncos and seahawks run game are pretty similar yet all I hear about is how much better the seahawks rushing game is better than Denvers. Denver averaged more ypc than Seattle and on defense Denver also gave up the same amount of yards on less attempts than Seattle. So this whole defense is dominant and we will run all over you argument seems void.

  6. puhleezho says: Jan 28, 2014 4:07 PM

    When you are confident you know the run formations, and you tell the media that, you are in trouble.

  7. dukeearl says: Jan 28, 2014 4:26 PM

    Media struggling to find stories.

    Seahawks will not intentionally overlook any part of Denvers offense.

    I fully expect the same from Denver.

  8. cascadehawk says: Jan 28, 2014 5:10 PM

    WOW! So much Jealousy in these posts!

  9. juliusanonymous says: Jan 28, 2014 5:45 PM

    Last time the Seahawks faced the Broncos run game, the Seahawks forced a fumble on the goal line, and Brandon Browner ran it back 106 yards for a touchdown which put the Seahawks ahead 24-7 in the second quarter. And that was all starters vs starters.

    Keep talking Bronco fans. Your tears will be so sweet on Sunday night. They will taste great mixed into the champagne I will be toasting to victory.

  10. dbmay1960 says: Jan 28, 2014 6:49 PM

    too bad Brandon browner isn’t playing. And this isn’t the preseason. I hope that the broncos are taking that loss as a real loss because manning has never lost to an opponent after they beat his teams in earlier in the season. He’s 8 and 0 all time

  11. frostymugobeer says: Jan 28, 2014 7:17 PM

    Denver is solid in all offensive area’s….a truly balanced team.
    if their D holds up and keeps Seattle to 20-28 points……Broncos win by a TD or more.

    If Seattles D gets a couple turnovers…..Manning has to try and save the day.
    that wont be good.

    BUT…..
    Denver 31

    Seattle 24
    book it!

  12. jtylert says: Jan 28, 2014 7:32 PM

    “Denver also gave up the same amount of yards on less attempts than Seattle.”

    Um… that’s a bad thing.

  13. beastmode5150 says: Jan 28, 2014 7:37 PM

    So some of you guys think Hawks players should not ever talk? Think about that, you realize he was asked a QUESTION right? He was respectful of both the Broncos and the interviewer that was doing his job by asking a question on MEDIA DAY. Good lord some of you need to go pick up pennies on the freeway.

  14. realitycheckbaby says: Jan 28, 2014 9:09 PM

    Yes Seattle and Denver’s defense were about the same…

    Seahawks’ D:
    1-overall
    1-pass
    7-rushing with 5 rushing TDs given up all year
    1-scoring

    Broncos’ D:
    19-overall
    27-pass
    7-rushing with 15 rushing TDs given up all year
    22-scoring

    Yeah, about a dead heat.

  15. ratsfoiledagain says: Jan 28, 2014 10:41 PM

    dbmay1960 says:
    Jan 28, 2014 3:56 PM
    It’s pretty funny to me that the broncos and seahawks run game are pretty similar yet all I hear about is how much better the seahawks rushing game is better than Denvers. Denver averaged more ypc than Seattle and on defense Denver also gave up the same amount of yards on less attempts than Seattle. So this whole defense is dominant and we will run all over you argument seems void.
    ********
    Wrong on your rush defense comments.

    Denver and Seattle gave up 1626 yds rushing.
    Denver on 420 carries against, Seattle 422 carries against.

    The biggest difference? Denver gave up 16 rushing TD’s. Seattle, 4.

    Seattle may give up some yards between the 20′s, but not TD’s in the red zone, where most rush TD’s come from. Denver, they give up yards between the goal lines, and allow more TD’s. Big difference.

    I’ll take a defense that gives up a rushing TD once every 4 games over a team that gives up a rushing TD every game, on average.

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