15:00: Broncos will receive the kick to start the second half. Kenny McKinley bobbles and takes it to the 21.
14:52: Offense takes the field with pretty much the same starting lineup. Kyle Orton hands off to LaMont Jordan to start the drive for a short gain of one-yard. Slip screen to Tony Scheffler on second down, but Scheffler fumbles. Recovered by Seattle to the Denver eight.
14:05: A false start on first down, pushes the Seahawks back. On first down, Mario Haggan looked to have stopped Justin Forsett, but Forsett slipped through for five yards. Seneca Wallace, is in at QB and throws incomplete on second down and then short to Forsett on third down. Fourth down, and Olindo Mare is out for the field goal. Kick is good, and the Seahawks add to their lead, 17-10. — Excuse me, Brandon Coutu kicked the field goal … too many players to keep track of in the preseason.
12:37: Alphonso Smith takes the kickoff to the 25, but their are flags on the field. Jeb Putzier is signaled for holding. Broncos will start at the 15.
12:10: The first down handoff to Peyton Hillis is sniffed out by the Seahawks and a loss of a yard. On second down, Orton throws to Hillis wh can’t hang on. Both Hillis and Jordan were in the area and I think each thought the other was going to make the catch. Third-and-11, Orton in the familiar shotgun, steps up but is being grabbed by the Seahawks and the ball falls incomplete. Fourth down and Britton Colquitt is on to punt. Colquitt has his kicked nearly blocked, or maybe it was tipped, either way it is a 15-yard punt. Official scorer is saying the ball was tipped.
10:57: Wallace shows off his skills as a runner and gets 18-yards and the Seahawks are first-and-goal at the 10.
10:00: A short Forsett run and then a Wallace incompletion and it is third-and-goal. A Bronco is down after the second down play. Looks to be Marcus Thomas.
9:52: Thomas is up with help from the trainers and is able to walk off the field on his own power. Third down, Wallace complete to Cameron Morrah, but Joshua Bell keeps him out of the endzone. Fourth-and-goal, and Wallace connects to Joe Newton for the touchdown. I thought he dropped it.
9:01: PAT is good, Seahawks now pulling away 24-10.
8:56: Broncos take over at the 31, Chris Simms is now at QB along with a bevy of other new faces. INJURY UPDATE – Thomas has an injury to an upper extremity and is questionable to return.
7:30: Darius Walker is in at running back and he has moved the Broncos to near midfield with two runs and a pass reception. First down Broncos at the Seahawks 43 after Simms hits McKinley.
6:45: Matt McChesney is called for holding on first down making it first-and-20. Make it second-and-21 after Walker is stopped for a loss. A short completion to Nate Swift and the team is facing third-and-17. Simms in the gun with Walker to his right … fires a quick pass but it is incomplete. Colquitt is out to punt.
4:50: Seahawks will have the ball at the 12-yard line and good news for the Broncos, Thomas is back on the field.
3:30: The defense holds the Seahawks to a three-and-out and Jon Ryan is out to punt to McKinley. McKinley looks to have fumbled after taking a shot. He did fumble and the Seahawks have recovered. Their ball at the Broncos 37.
2:59: Wallace is pressured on first down, but escapes to gain two-yards. Tony Carter is down on the play and the team’s training staff is out to look at the undrafted rookie from Florida State.
2:51: Carter is helped off the field and favoring his ankle. The Broncos hold Forsett to a short gain bringing up third-and-five. Wallace finds Jordan Kent, but Bell breaks it up and almost gets the pick. Fourth down. Brandon Coutu is on for the 52-yard field goal which is good. Seahawks 27 – Broncos 10.
1:46: Simms leads the Broncos back on the field at the 25-yard line. An incompletion on first down and an eight-yard run by Walker gives the Broncos third-and-two. Simms fakes the handoff to Walker and rolls to find Jeb Putzier for the first down.
0:20: Walker gains seven on the final play of the third quarter.
0:00: After three quarters, Seahawks 27 – Broncos 10.
START OF THE FOURTH QUARTER-
15:00: Walker is stopped for a short gain on second down. On third down, Simms hits McKinley for the first down and then the Seahawks are whistled for a personal foul, after going after Simms low. First-and-ten at the Seahawks 23. INJURY UPDATE — Alphonso Smith and Tony Carter lower extremity injuries and are questionable to return.
14:01: The hit seems to have bothered Simms enough to be replaced by Tom Brandstater. Bradstater is complete on his first NFL pass, but a loss of two.
13:00: In the gun on third-and-six, Brandstater can’t find a receiver so he looks to run, but is taken down. They are calling it a zero-yard sack. But wait, he couldn’t find anyone because the defense was holding. First down at the 19 for the Broncos.
12:00: A short run and a short pass and it is third-and-five at the nine. Brandstater looks but can’t find anyone and is sacked by Nick Reed. Colquitt is out for the 39-yard field goal attempt. It is good, Seahawks 27 – Broncos 13.
10:28: A nice return by Deon Butler and the Seahawks will start at their 41. INJURY UPDATE — Chris Simms has a lower extremity injury and is questionable. Mike Teel is now in at QB for the Seahawks.
10:20: Looks like Devin Moore may have fumbled for the Seahawks… but the referee Tony Corrente says he was down. Third-and-six and the Broncos have held Moore short. Ryan is back out to punt and the kick goes through the endzone for the touchback.
8:22: Brandstater is hit hard by Reed and sacked on first down, loss of five yards. Brandstater fumbled on the hit, but fell on the ball. On second down, Marcus Thomas – the running back – is held for no gain. Third-and-15, Brandstater is in the gun and hands it to Walker for a short gain of maybe four yards. Holding is also called on Mitch Erickson, but the penalty is declined. A Seahawk is down and being looked at by the training staff.
6:50: Brett Kern belts out a 61-yard punt that is returned 10 yards to the Seahawks 29.
6:45: A pass and a short run and the Seahawks have a first down at the 40.
5:37: Broncos have forced the Seahawks into a fourth down and Ryan is back out to punt. Swift deep for the Broncos. Swift brings the ball to about the 29.
4:33: A long run Marcus Thigpen is nullified by a holding call on Clint Oldenburg. First-and-20.
3:50: Third-and-18, Brandstater’s pass is behind C.J. Jones and the Broncos are punting. Colquitt is back to kick and the coverage team stops the Seahawks at their 41.
3:00: Another three-and-out for the Seahawks as Teel tries deep for Mike Hass. David Bruton had the coverage and Teel was pressured heavily by Everette Pedescleaux.
1:58: Following the two-minute warning, the Broncos face a second-and-six at the 14 and Brandstater is sacked by Michael Bennett. Nine-yard loss, third-and-15. Walker gets the handoff and gets nine yards.
0:00 That will do it from Seattle, the Broncos fall to the Seahawks 27-13.