The Broncos were on the wrong side of three Super Bowl blowouts in the Dan Reeves era and it’s looking more like one this time around.
There’s a minute to go in the first half and the Broncos still haven’t scored. Their most recent drive started with near-disaster — a fumble by kick returner Trindon Holliday was correctly overturned on a review by referee Terry McAulay — and ended with a failure on fourth down.
From there, Peyton Manning hooked up with Demaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas for first downs to move the ball into Seattle territory, but an incompletion and a false start on guard Louis Vasquez halted the team’s momentum. The Broncos wound up with a fourth-and-two on the Seattle 19-yard line, but Manning fired short on a pass to Demaryius Thomas to end the drive.
That’s two promising drives in a row that didn’t end in points for Denver and the Seahawks have the ball to start the second half.
UPDATE 8:00 p.m. ET: The Seahawks ran out the final minute and took a 22-0 lead into the half.