Mile high showdown on Saturday night
Namely, who is going to be the Seahawks starting QB come week one?
Matchup: Seattle vs. Denver
Venue: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Time: 6:00 PST
Date: August 18, 2012
Weather: 81 high, 51 low. Mostly Sunny
Team Records: Seahawks (1-0) Broncos (1-0)
Game notes/How they match up
With both teams trying out new quarterbacks this season, these first couple of games are more of a “feel out the tempo” style of play.
The Seahawks are coming off a pretty impressive win against the Tennessee Titans a week ago, a game in which rookie QB Russell Wilson looked damn good.
The Broncos are still getting used to the fact that they have their best QB since the likes of John Elway, who retired years ago. Peyton Manning looked like his old self in the opener against the Bears last week.
The Seahawks defense will have their hands full with the play calling, or should I say play changing at the line of scrimmage, style that Manning has made a Hall of Fame career of.
The Seahawks running game will be tested once again, as rookie Robert Turbinwill look to improve on his first game last weekend.
What to watch: Seattle
This will be our first chance to see the one and only Terrell Owens in a Seahawks uniform. Will he be able to make a difference enough to last through the preseason?
Another week without the presence of last years starting QB Tarvaris Jackson on the field as well.
If you ask me, it’s only a matter of time before he is traded or released from this Seahawks roster.
What to watch: Denver
Peyton Manning, Peyton Manning, and Peyton Manning.
This might be the biggest question mark in all of the NFL this year, well besides the question of whether or not Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow can coexist in New York.
Will Peyton Manning be able to return to the lethal QB that he was before his neck injury caused him to not only miss the entire year last year, but also get cut from the only team he ever played for.
He looked good on the opening drive in their week one match-up with Chicago, but, this is only preseason.
Seattle O v. Denver D
This will be the first chance for most of the Broncos regular starters to see some real time on the field.
This could mean the Seahawks dominant run game might be able to take advantage of the tired legs come the end of the first half of the game.
Look for Matt Flynn to get a few more passes in as well. Not just because of the wet behind the ears Broncos D, but because of the fact that he may get some real time with the first team wide receivers.
This is the test that all of us fans have been waiting for.
Denver O vs. Seattle D
This is also the first chance that the new look Broncos get to play in their home stadium. Not exactly a good thing for the Seahawks D.
Peyton Manning will want to come out, and establish his style of no huddle play from the get go, which could have the defense scrambling from the word go.
The Seahawks secondary will be the unit to watch against the gun slinging style of Manning.
Like I stated above, these are two teams trying to get acquainted with the style of play of their new quarterbacks.
I think it will be a high scoring affair, with the nail being dropped once again in the second half.
The good thing about rookie quarterbacks is, they don’t know how to go easy on the defense. They are coming straight off of college careers where they are taught to run up the score.
Seahawks 31 – Broncos 24.