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Peyton Manning leads scoring drive against Seahawks before exit

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The Denver Broncos did something Thursday night they were unable to do in eight quarters of play against the Seattle Seahawks in 2013.

Take a lead.

Denver lost to Seattle 40-10 last preseason and 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII without ever having a lead in either contest.

Peyton Manning led the Broncos on 14-play, 61-yard scoring drive that lasted over nine minutes on his second possession of the preseason. Manning and receiver Demaryius Thomas set Super Bowl records for completions and receptions, respectively, in February. The duo picked up right where they left off, connecting for five receptions and 52 yards in the first quarter with cornerback Byron Maxwell the frequent target.

Maxwell is set to replace Brandon Browner as a starter opposite Richard Sherman in Seattle’s secondary. Seattle is playing without safety Kam Chancellor and linebackers Bobby Wagner, Malcolm Smith and Bruce Irvin.

The teams have already combined for eight penalties for 65 yards in the first quarter with an unnecessary roughness and taunting penalty called against Seattle following Ronnie Hillman’s 1-yard touchdown run.

Safety Earl Thomas returned the first punt of the game for Seattle as he currently leads the competition to replace Golden Tate.

The game has currently been delayed due to lightning in the area of the stadium with 1:30 left to play in the first quarter and Seattle set to start from their own 10-yard line. The Broncos lead 7-0. The Seahawks have a nine-game preseason winning streak.

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37 Responses to “Peyton Manning leads scoring drive against Seahawks before exit”
  1. taylorgangtrippymane says: Aug 7, 2014 9:56 PM

    Congratulations to the Broncos. I am sincerely surprised they could score on a Seattle defense in their 1st pre season game while have 4 to 5 starters not playing.

  2. thegoods24 says: Aug 7, 2014 9:58 PM

    Broncos fans be like “redemption!” Lol

  3. newenglandsports11 says: Aug 7, 2014 9:58 PM

    That’ll make them even!

  4. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: Aug 7, 2014 9:58 PM

    Broncos trying to make a STATEMENT with their starters.

    Hawks trying to evaluate their bench. No sense in us trying to get all hepped up about a meaningless exhibition game.

  5. broncosnative says: Aug 7, 2014 10:03 PM

    Even mother nature is pissed off at the seahawks

  6. milehigh85 says: Aug 7, 2014 10:03 PM

    Damn the lightning… I want to see the defense again.

  7. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 7, 2014 10:05 PM

    Congratulations also to Matt Prater for nailing that slightly more eventful uneventful PAT too; new can be so exciting.

  8. salutethis says: Aug 7, 2014 10:09 PM

    Man, according to Seattle trolls, the preseason game means that team wins in regular season… Guess that means your god like O that only gain zero yards and your D that had penalties and weather save you must really be ready for a rough year huh?!

  9. goldbloodedindfw says: Aug 7, 2014 10:11 PM

    “Safety Earl Thomas returned the first punt of the game for Seattle as he currently leads the competition to replace Golden Tate.”

    Wow. Seriously? That is definitely not a risk I would take. I’d be surprised if he actually returns punts in the regular season.

  10. gloryfromheaven46 says: Aug 7, 2014 10:11 PM

    Well one thing is for sure, this is the 2014 Denver Broncos. The past is the past, I think everyone is about to see a true juggernaut team this year offensively and defensively…

  11. beastmode5150 says: Aug 7, 2014 10:25 PM

    Waiting for people to speak to this pre season game as if it shows something.

  12. seahawksfansince2013 says: Aug 7, 2014 10:27 PM

    Of course captain preseason/regular season will do well since it’s not when it matters most. We all know how he looked back in Feb. Seahawks will crush the donkeys again this year, Book it. #12thmanisheretostay #dynastyinthemaking

  13. Steeler Nation is so far above you and your lowly franchise. We built this league. Pittsburgh's three rivers are made from the tears of our opponents. Bow to your supreme overlords. says: Aug 7, 2014 10:36 PM

    Not the same Seahawks defense. Book it. 11th overall.

  14. scw1993 says: Aug 7, 2014 10:40 PM

    Megahead must have “gotten better” when he met with his OC, Gase, in the off-season. I must have missed reading about the punishment the League handed down for breaking NFL rules regarding meeting with OC’s when it’s prohibited. Other players get suspended, penalized game checks, miss games for breaking rules… but not him. Mr. Wonderful in Denver can do no wrong. 43 – 8.

  15. redandgoldhitman52 says: Aug 7, 2014 10:44 PM

    maxwell getting exposed. its tough when you have to play by the rules. no more getting away with holding, p.i

  16. vols84 says: Aug 7, 2014 10:47 PM

    Go Chiefs. Go Vols.

  17. 4thqtrsaint says: Aug 7, 2014 11:04 PM

    Woohoo! What size is that trophy for a 9-0 preseason streak?

  18. seabass2712 says: Aug 7, 2014 11:17 PM

    Is this supposed to be impressive?

  19. bospat says: Aug 7, 2014 11:33 PM

    of course he did..doesn’t count

  20. deathonwings410 says: Aug 7, 2014 11:43 PM

    Lol Peyton is great in pre and regular season…

  21. revelation123 says: Aug 8, 2014 2:33 AM

    The seahawks can expect the same from Aaron Rodgers, Eddie Lacy, and company in week 1.

  22. joetoronto says: Aug 8, 2014 4:25 AM

    Of course he looked good, it’s not the playoffs.

  23. clownsfan says: Aug 8, 2014 5:11 AM

    Better late than never

  24. ravenswhat says: Aug 8, 2014 6:59 AM

    Peyton playing brilliant in a game that doesn’t matter. Shocking.

  25. qdog112 says: Aug 8, 2014 7:07 AM

    This was Denver’s Super Bowl and they won it. The NFL rewarded The Seahawks with a preseason trip to open preseason. Maybe it’s just me, but I would have made the losers travel.

    Either way, if you add total points scored by the Broncosin both games, they still would lose the Super Bowl. 43-29.

  26. sayly75 says: Aug 8, 2014 8:10 AM

    Wait til the Donkeys get a load of the third game of the season in Seattle, and they thought the SuperBowl was loud and this time it counts.

  27. realtimeeyes says: Aug 8, 2014 8:36 AM

    People in Scandinavia want the Vikings to change their name too

  28. egal99 says: Aug 8, 2014 8:39 AM

    This is what Peyton does in preseason and the regular season. He rocks. It’s the post season and SBs that we all must close our eyes.

  29. broncostevenp says: Aug 8, 2014 9:09 AM

    And the Broncos played without Monte Ball, Chris Harris, and Von Miller….so what?

    No one cared that we played without Clady, Moore, Harris, Miller, and Vickerson in the Super Bowl, all we keep hearing from the posters on this site is….

    “43-8″

    Denver’s first teamers POUNDED the Seahawks first teamers last night. The Hawks got soooo many ghost penalty calls last night that it would have been a rout if not for the refs.

    There is a new sheriff in town fellas.

  30. El Pollo Loco says: Aug 8, 2014 10:17 AM

    Nice win for Denver last night!Truly a statement game!Oh wait it’s an exhibition game Nevermind

  31. dbara43 says: Aug 8, 2014 10:23 AM

    3 meetings between the Seahawks and Broncos in the last year. Total score? 99-39. Only one that mattered? 43-8.

  32. oceanlassiter says: Aug 8, 2014 10:56 AM

    None of the past meetings matter anymore. You can not keep rubbing last seasons Superbowl in someones face when this is a new season.

  33. doubleogator says: Aug 8, 2014 11:25 AM

    Seahawks: One Year Wonder!!

  34. seahawkfan76 says: Aug 8, 2014 12:20 PM

    Its time to leave last year behind, this is a brand new season. The slate is clean and its time to “defend” our title, not analyze it every waking hour. “What have you done for me lately”?

  35. hawksfan99 says: Aug 8, 2014 12:22 PM

    Oh demarious thomas was the only open receiver. Shocking.

  36. distracted9 says: Aug 8, 2014 1:10 PM

    There are no winners in preseason Broncos fans.. Coaches don’t scheme for these games, they aren’t going to show too many plays either.. So no I don’t think there is a new Sheriff in town as you so proudly exclaimed. . But I guess if you need this to feel whole again lol.

  37. aceakking says: Aug 8, 2014 6:55 PM

    Broncos WIN! Broncos WIN!! Broncos WIN!!! Let the celebration BEGIN!!!! The Preseason Champs!!!!!

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