The Seahawks win 28-27 with a late fourth quarter touchdown
At halftime, the Broncos will lead 13-9. Both kickers will have made their five field goal attempts and Wilson will have thrown a touchdown pass to Sutton on a 36-yard strike. Geno Smith will have played decently but looked a lot like he did in the preseason when he led the offense down to about the 20-yard line of the opponent yet can’t lead the team to a touchdown. Instead, Jason Myers will make three field goals.
Early in the third, however, Rashaad Penny will burst through the Broncos’ defense for a 46-yard touchdown run. Up to this point, he will have been bogged down and only has averaged 2 yards a carry. Seattle will lead 16-13 before a quick answer on the Broncos’ next drive when Wilson throws his second touchdown pass. Going into the fourth quarter, Denver will lead 20-16.
On Seattle’s next drive, Myers makes a field goal from 53 and the score is 20-19 and then the Seahawks defense gets a fairly quick three-and-out by Denver. But Seattle will fumble on their next drive and Wilson will lead a quick drive that ends with Denver’s Javonte Williams running the ball in from 12 yards to make the score 27-19.
The Seahawks will get the ball back with a bit over 7 minutes left and make it down to Denver’s 36 before Myers makes his fifth field goal – this one from 54 yards – and the score is 27-22. Wilson gets sacked on second down by Shelby Harris at the beginning of the Broncos’ next drive and Denver comes up short on third down and has to punt.
The Seahawks get the ball back with a bit under 3 minutes left on their own 30-yard line. Seattle starts with a run with Penny that gets 1 yard and 12s get restless. But Smith then hits Noah Fant for 23, Lockett for 14 and Penny runs for 5. Smith then takes a sack on second down and loses 4.
On third down, Smith completes an 11-yard pass to Will Dissly and Seattle has a first down on Denver’s 22 with a bit under a minute left. Smith then throws a corner route to DK Metcalf for a touchdown and the score is 28-27. The Seahawks go for 2 but don’t get it. Wilson and the Broncos start on their own 25 to begin the next drive but a sack by Darrell Taylor and a seam pass defended perfectly by Quandre Diggs ends the game and Seattle wins.