How the Seahawks will be 4-0 heading into the October showdown with the Rams
Seahawks will fly at Mile High
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Let’s take a look at the opening opponent, the Denver Broncos. People didn’t hesitate to dogpile on Peyton Manning’s last season, but they did win the Super Bowl with him pulling the trigger. In the two years since the Sheriff hung ’em up, the Broncos are 14-18. They still have Von Miller on defense, but that same D was 22nd in points allowed last year. Maybe their quarterback mess has been fixed by the arrival of Case Keenum. For more on that, check out this great piece by Sayre Bedinger on our sister site, predominantlyorange.com. Of Keenum, Sayre writes:
"Keenum has a great feel for the pocket and is getting better and better at reading defenses. He is able to extend plays with his feet and has a really natural feel for the game. He cut down considerably on interceptions last season and made some of the best throws in the NFL under pressure."
Sayre opened by asking whether Keenum’s great 2017 was a flash in the pan, or if it was his first chance to show what he could do with a talented roster. I’m going with door number one. Not too many players permanently raise their game after five years of mediocre performance, compared to the guys who catch fire for one season then flame out again afterwards. K. J. Wright and his pals will remind Keenum of that. Seahawks 27, Broncos 19.