Does anyone think that the Denver Broncos’ fanbase misses Brandon Marshall? I would suspect that there are fans of Marshall out there somewhere. Yet after the game between the Broncos and the visiting Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, probably not so much. Just remember the name Demaryius Thomas.
The 2010 version of the Denver Broncos looked a whole lot like a John Elway version of the Broncos as they dominated the Seahawks in total yardage and time of possession while Kyle Orton passed for 307 yards and a pair of touchdowns, allowing Denver to easily dispose of Seattle 31-14.
The Broncos rushed to a 17-0 lead after a dominating first half which included a pair of Broncos takeaways and the debut of Thomas, who caught four passes for 56 yards in a long drive which ended with a 20-yard Matt Prater field goal just before halftime.
Early in the second half, Hasslebeck tossed a 11-yard TD pass to Ben Obomanu, narrowing the Denver lead to 17-7, but a 1-yard TD plunge by Knowshon Moreno put the Broncos up for good 24-7.
Orton had his best game of this season as he went 25-of-35 for 307 yards with two TDs. Matt Hasslebeck didn’t do as well, going 20-of-35 for 233 yards with a TD and three interceptions while rushing for a score.
Rushing was neither team’s strong suit as the Broncos top rusher was Moreno with 51 yards on 24 carries and catching four passes for 67 yards while Justin Forsett led the Seahawks rushers with 44 yards on 8 carries.
Thomas led the Broncos receivers with 8 receptions for 97 yards and a TD while Eddie Royal caught 5 for 65 and a score. Golden Tate caught a pass for 50 yards, leading the Seahawks receivers while Deon Butler caught 5 for 50 yards.
Denver (1-1) hosts the Indianapolis Colts next Sunday while Seattle (1-1) returns homke to host the San Diego Chargers – also next Sunday.