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Broncos still can’t get on the board

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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.

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82 Responses to “Broncos still can’t get on the board”
  1. rationalitybias says: Feb 2, 2014 7:58 PM

    But wait… GET HYPED FOR HALFTIME.

  2. bert1913 says: Feb 2, 2014 7:59 PM

    go hawks!

  3. gloryfromheaven46 says: Feb 2, 2014 7:59 PM

    I’d take 15 other QB’s right now then Peyton Manning

  4. guinsrule says: Feb 2, 2014 8:00 PM

    “Thanks for the advice, Eli” – Peyton

  5. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Feb 2, 2014 8:00 PM

    Denver will need a miracle.

  6. gokafilm says: Feb 2, 2014 8:01 PM

    Should have give a contract to Tebow!!!

  7. WACANHFL says: Feb 2, 2014 8:01 PM

    GO HAWKS!!!!! 30 MINUTES TO GO!

  8. grogansheroes says: Feb 2, 2014 8:01 PM

    Peyton showing his true colors with the chips on the line. Pick six again in a Super Bowl. I am sure all the Indy fans can sympathize with the Donks.

  9. ketch20too says: Feb 2, 2014 8:01 PM

    As a Hawk fan who has tasted disappointment and defeat being snagged from the jaws of victory since ’76, I won’t feel safe until the final gun sounds and the Hawks have at least one more point than Denver. But …holy cow…great half!

  10. allidoiswin55 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:01 PM

    Games far from over but it should be noted Seattle is the second youngest SB team ever . And that all the ped jokes are old Denver has the same amount of ped suspension as the Seahawks this year and all the players except one who’ve been popped for peds are gone .. JS no excuses ..

  11. leatherface2012 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:02 PM

    when did denver pick up christian ponder?

  12. thestrategyexpert says: Feb 2, 2014 8:02 PM

    Not a bad start for the underdogs by making it look like a mismatch and a potential blowout. Love the pressure from Cliff Avril having a big game, I always thought he would one day make big plays in the Super Bowl, just I thought it was supposed to be the Lions. Oh well good for him and good for Seattle in pillaging him from Detroit.

  13. shardar says: Feb 2, 2014 8:02 PM

    “TROPHY? Don’t talk about Trophy! Trophy… you kiddin?? I just hope we can score a point!”

  14. bostonian13 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:03 PM

    And everyone on this site last night declared manning the goat. Lol. He’s the G.O.A.T. Of the regular season and a goat come Super Bowls.

  15. seatownballers says: Feb 2, 2014 8:03 PM

    Told ya.
    The mob is never wrong.
    Hawks win.

  16. trollhammer20 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:03 PM

    Well, so much for Knowshon Moreno being a major factor in the second half. Manning now must throw into that secondary, with no running game to keep the pass-rush honest.

    And Seattle starts the second half with the ball.

  17. meatcarroll says: Feb 2, 2014 8:03 PM

    “BEST OFFENSE OF ALL TIME” = Shut OUT in the first half!!!

  18. thelionsrgreat says: Feb 2, 2014 8:04 PM

    Cheat hawks

  19. abninf says: Feb 2, 2014 8:04 PM

    And bankrupt Sapp with six child support payments bet $100,000 on Denver.

  20. infectorman says: Feb 2, 2014 8:04 PM

    This must be killing you, Floriolio.

  21. daknight93 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:05 PM

    Broncos haven’t played anyone all season with their cupcake schedule and weak division…defense wins championships and broncos haven’t seen a defense like Seattle..doesn’t look good for Peyton so far.

  22. browns627 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:05 PM

    i sure hope broncos can do something or chaulk this one up as the worst super bowl in 20 years

  23. beastmode5150 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:05 PM

    Go hawks. Lots of time left, but I love the start.

  24. ravanator says: Feb 2, 2014 8:05 PM

    Joe”Montana”Flacco>Peyton Manning

    Ravens own the NFL. We will be back next year. Seahawks are jealous of our two rings. I have spoken.

    #ravensnation
    #youarejealous

  25. rubenxx7 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:05 PM

    lol Peyton greatest regular season qb PERIOD

  26. russellwestbrooksucks says: Feb 2, 2014 8:05 PM

    Ok sooooo let’s review for all you Peyton fanatics.

    1. Peyton is a great regular season QB.
    2. Peyton is a choker in the playoffs!!!
    3. Even his Superbowl run was not based on his excellent play. And Sanders should have been the MVP of that Superbowl.
    3. The NFL has made Peyton the face of the league but he is not better than Tom Brady.
    4. See number 2…and remember that the next time he throws 7 TDs in week one.

    Full disclosure I am a Giants fan…just sick of the whole Peyron Manning is the best QB ever talk….he’s really not.

  27. kkalama1 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:05 PM

    Where are all tou haters? It was obvious that the seahawks D is more feared then the broncos O. You better just hope denver at least scores!!!

  28. pingamadre says: Feb 2, 2014 8:05 PM

    So far so good….

  29. FinFan68 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:05 PM

    They should have called that pass interference. How could they have missed it with the defender backing away with his hands up in the industry didn’t do it pose

  30. pacificnw7722 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:06 PM

    Hawks are a 2nd half team….this could get even WORSE for Manning and the Broncos.

  31. qdog112 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:06 PM

    Not only is Peyton having a rough go, Moreno and Holliday have put the ball on the ground.

    Seahawks are pretty tough, huh?

  32. baltimoresnativeson says: Feb 2, 2014 8:06 PM

    PUAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

  33. dc4949 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:07 PM

    What a shame that a team like Seattle is going to win it all. Poor winners/losers, repeatedly suspended for PEDs, and a coward head coach that ran from punishment. Too bad.

  34. mzew233 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:07 PM

    You get NOTHING. You LOSE.
    Good Day Sir.

  35. infectorman says: Feb 2, 2014 8:08 PM

    Legacy, legacy legacy….ouch

  36. bugorfeature says: Feb 2, 2014 8:08 PM

    If the Broncos are going to win by three touchdowns like so many here claimed they’re gonna need a very good second half.

  37. grogansheroes says: Feb 2, 2014 8:08 PM

    Denver is not the best Offense of all time, With the patty cake rules now, there is no intimidation for QB’s and receivers. Bubba Smith said the reason teams don’t throw the ball more is because on every drop back we nail the QB. Can’t do that now.

  38. tjacks7 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:09 PM

    Give me Denver -22 in the second half.

  39. jenkins31 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:09 PM

    Feel for Money Mayweather right about now.

  40. 92nick182govikings says: Feb 2, 2014 8:09 PM

    Out of any quarterback in the world to ever play football I would take peyton manning to lead my team back to victory. Its not peytons fault. Every bad ball he has thrown has been tipped. The o line needs to set up. Ramirez is the one that set the tone for the game.

  41. the8man says: Feb 2, 2014 8:10 PM

    Bronco fans heading for the exits to beat traffic.

  42. brazzz01 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:10 PM

    Great defense in January >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> a great QB

    Every time.

  43. ariani1985 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:11 PM

    No more turdo mars!

  44. fanofevilempire says: Feb 2, 2014 8:11 PM

    The greatest QB ever is can’t be 1-2 in the SB with a 12-12 playoff record folks.

  45. realfootballfan says: Feb 2, 2014 8:11 PM

    Denver getting dominated predictably. When will people learn that defense always overcomes good offense, even in Goodell’s watered down version of the league. Wonder if Peyton is going to get ripped for throwing balls up for grabs and other silly mistakes not becoming of a 15 year veteran on the biggest stage.

  46. Dogsweat says: Feb 2, 2014 8:11 PM

    Lord Colin was right, Denver is shredding Seattle’s defense.

  47. leatherface2012 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:12 PM

    i think seattle could put in tarvaris jackson, and this would still be in the bag

  48. ianwetpantscom says: Feb 2, 2014 8:12 PM

    Second half the **Lights Will Go Out**

    #justsay’n

  49. melikefootball says: Feb 2, 2014 8:12 PM

    A half left but Seattle should continue to push the rush on Manning. He does not respond as well when players are around him.

  50. mikelitoris1 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:13 PM

    Keyboard Cat > Bruno Mars

  51. fanofevilempire says: Feb 2, 2014 8:13 PM

    I can’t wait for all the pathetic excuses for Peyton, he is the offensive coordinator isn’t he.

  52. leatherface2012 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:13 PM

    seriously, how do u go from 55 tds and 5700 yrds passing to doing nothing? time for him to call papa johns stat

  53. brazzz01 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:13 PM

    Mark Sanchez would be proud of some of Peyton’s throws tonight.

  54. nfl4days says: Feb 2, 2014 8:13 PM

    07 tom brady > 13 manning. Fact.

  55. dcpatfan says: Feb 2, 2014 8:14 PM

    he is who we thought he is….
    #chokeartist

  56. meatheadsmakemelaugh says: Feb 2, 2014 8:15 PM

    AFC is like a D2 school, welcome to SEC county…

    Seahawks enjoy the win, you won’t be back for a long time..

  57. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Feb 2, 2014 8:15 PM

    The biggest Super Bowl comeback: 8 points. It just doesn’t happen.

  58. thefiesty1 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:16 PM

    Should of stayed in Denver if this was their game plan. Even the halftime “entertainment” is crap.

  59. lovethose2adays says: Feb 2, 2014 8:19 PM

    Great game so far Hawk fans.. maybe now east coast media heads will respect football west of the Mississippi river. See y’all next year, my Niners will be ready! Go NFC West!

  60. dynastyposeiden says: Feb 2, 2014 8:19 PM

    the red hot chili epers are to rick n roll what peyton manning is to playoff clutchness

  61. thefox61 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:19 PM

    22 – 0
    Go Seahawks!

  62. tedchaough says: Feb 2, 2014 8:19 PM

    I wish the halftime show was three hours and the game only 30 minutes…..

  63. patsfan112 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:19 PM

    Somewhere out there in warm, sunny Bahamas or Costa Rica and tanning with his supermodel wife, Brady is laughing at Peyton’s failure to score. Say what you will about Brady, but HE never got shut out in a Super Bowl.

  64. therealstats says: Feb 2, 2014 8:19 PM

    The Super Bowl is named after Vince Lombardi…………….Vince Lombardi would have taken the 3 points and gone into halftime down 22-3………………still 30 minutes of football to play………….I don’t care what anybody says……………take any points you can get in the first half………….you might need them at the end of the game………………….

  65. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Feb 2, 2014 8:20 PM

    We are so proud of the fact that, at the end of the day, we will still have more Super Bowl victories than you.

    #facethetruth

  66. axespray says: Feb 2, 2014 8:21 PM

    Time for Goodell to unplug the lights for another half hour…

    It’s gonna happen.

  67. brazzz01 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:22 PM

    Manning needs to call Tom Brady and ask him how to overcome 20 point halftime deficits. Brady isn’t watching the game anyway so I’m sure he’ll have time to help his buddy out.

  68. raiderapologist says: Feb 2, 2014 8:22 PM

    If Fetushead gets shut out in the second half Seattle will have won on the first offensive play of the game.

  69. ontboltfan says: Feb 2, 2014 8:23 PM

    Sort of like the other Superbowl choke job vs NO when he connected w Darren Sharper for 6.

  70. babyfarkmcgeezax says: Feb 2, 2014 8:23 PM

    Seadderall must have injected extra roids before the game

  71. lanman11 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:26 PM

    I don’t know why but I’ve got a really weird feeling that some how, Tom Brady and The New England Patriots are going to come back and win this thing in the final seconds. Anyone else got that feeling? It’s so weird…

  72. brazzz01 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:26 PM

    We are so proud of the fact that, at the end of the day, we will still have more Super Bowl victories than you.

    #facethetruth

    ———-
    0 Super Bowl victories that weren’t assisted by either the refs or illegal PEDs, but have at it

    #truthindeed

  73. camdenyard says: Feb 2, 2014 8:27 PM

    seriously, how do u go from 55 tds and 5700 yrds passing to doing nothing?
    =================================

    It’s called “defense”. And Peyton like scared to death of getting hit.

  74. pacnw66 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:29 PM

    Roger will have a chat with his refs making sure Denver covers the spread just like the rest of the games leading up to this one :O

  75. coffeeblack95616 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:30 PM

    But gloryfromheaven, at least Peyton knows the difference between “then” and “than”.

  76. charger383 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:33 PM

    now a kickoff return for TD to start 3rd quarter

  77. lesterclan says: Feb 2, 2014 8:34 PM

    Te-Bow, Te-Bow, Te-Bow…..

  78. nosmak40 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:37 PM

    Broncos=frauds

  79. dirt2013 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:48 PM

    P. Manning chokes yet again . Not surprised at all.

  80. completefan says: Feb 2, 2014 9:03 PM

    The halftime show was better than the game.

  81. WACANHFL says: Feb 2, 2014 9:36 PM

    ALL YOU NAYSAYERS CAN SUCK IT!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Hawks

  82. belicheckisgod says: Feb 2, 2014 10:04 PM

    Choke.. Choke… Choke…. Now we now what Omaha really means. Hahaha.

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