Posted Sat Mar 26th by Jon Heath
As we continue to relive the high moments of the Broncos 2010 season, here is a short summary of their first win of the season:
After a discouraging season opener 17-24 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Denver Broncos returned home to face the Seattle Seahawks in week two.
The Broncos created the first turnover of the game when Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck threw an interception to cornerback Champ Bailey. Before the final whistle blew, Hasselbeck went on to throw two more interceptions, courtesy of defensive backs Perrish Cox and Brian Dawkins.
The Broncos were not able to capitalize off Seattles’ first turnover however and were forced to punt a few plays after Bailey’s interception. The Seahawks return man however muffed the punt and Denver recovered, at the thirteen yard line. Three plays later, quarterback Kyle Orton found wide receiver Eddie Royal for a 13-yard score. With just under four minutes to go in the first quarter, Denver was up by seven.
Jump ahead until the 3rd quarter and the Broncos with a 17-7 lead, and Orton finds running back Knowshon Moreno on a screen play that goes for a 45-yard gain down to the sixteen yard line. Moreno would cap off the drive with a one-yard score.
Denver would go on to thoroughly thump Seattle in a 31-14 convincing win. It marked the Broncos’ eleventh consecutive home opener victory. The game was also rookie wide receiver Demaryius Thomas’ first career start, and he didn’t disappoint. The 6-3, 229 pound former Georgia Tech receiver caught 8 passes for 97 yards and a score.