Q3 15:00: The Seahawks will receive to start the second half.
Q3 14:59: Matt Prater’s kick goes through the end zone and Seattle takes over at the 20. Holding is called on Seattle’s Max Unger after a short first down run. That brings up 1st-and-20 and Forsett runs up the middle for 5 yards. On second down, Tarvaris Jackson goes down again as Von Miller comes off the edge for the sack. On third-and-18, Jackson completes to Mike Williams but its well short of the marker and the punt team comes on. Perrish Cox fields the punt this time and he is brought down at the Denver 15-yard line.
Q3 12:42: Orton’s pass on first down is knocked down at the line. McGahee picks up no gain on second down. On third down, Brandon Lloyd comes up with the catch in traffic for the first, but the wideout is flagged for a delay of game — tossin the ball away from the official. Still first-and-10 for the Broncos though. And on the next play Orton goes deep to a wide open Eddie Royal for a 42-yard reception. Spencer Larsen is called for holding on the ensuing first down. Ball marked on the Seattle 42-yard line. After the penalty, Orton has all day to throw and he finds Daniel Fells wide open and the tight end takes it down to the Seattle 14-yard line.
Q3 9:27: Orton’s first down pass is incomplete in the end zone. On second down, Morenon takes the pitch right and picks up a short gain but a facemask is called on the Seahawks and the Broncos move half the distance to the goal. On first-and-goal from the 6-yard line, Orton fires to Eric Decker who catches the ball just across the goal line for the touchdown. Prater’s extra point is good.
BRONCOS 17, SEAHAWKS 3
Q3 8:53: Prater’s kickoff goes through the end zone again and a flag is thrown on the play — a personal foul on Jeron Johnson — so Seattle will start at their own 10-yard line.
Q3 8:52: The second-team defense is in for Denver and on first down Forsett picks up three yards. Forsett runs left for a first down with an 11-yard gain on the next play. Washington takes the first down carry up the middle for 2 yards and then is met for a 2-yard loss on second down. On third down, Jackson is tracked down and sacked from behind by Jeremy Jarmon as the pocked collapsed to bring up fourth down. Cox is back to return the punt and after bobbling the catch, he falls on top of it and Denver will start on their own 24-yard line.
Q3 5:40: Tim Tebow is now in at quarterback for the Broncos who have sent out the second-team offense. Seattle has turned to their second-team defense. On first down, Lance Ball runs right for 6 yards and on second down, Tebow escapes the rush and finds tight end Julius Thomas down the sideline for a 20 yard gain. Ball runs right on first down and picks up 7 yards this time as Denver moves into Seattle territory. On second down, Tebow fakes the handoff and takes a shot before throwing an incomplete pass. On third down, Tebow scrambles and fumbles the ball but it is recovered by David Anderson and the punt team will come on. Britton Colquitt’s punt is fair caught by Doug Baldwin at the 16-yard line.
Q3 2:39: Seattle continues to work with the first-team offense and they come out in a hurry-up offense as Jackson fires complete for a 12-yard gain to Mike Williams. On the next play, Leon Washington runs for a 21-yard gain. Jackson then completes over the middle Ben Obamanu for another quick first down. Washington runs left and is stopped on first down after a 4 yard gain. On second down, Jackson completes to Sidney Rice for 5 yards. Michael Robinson then runs up the middle for 3 yards and the first down. Jackson hits Obamanu on a quick 7-yard pass and the third quarter concludes.
Q4 15:00: On second down, Jackson goes deep to Sidney Rice in the end zone and Nate Jones is called for pass interference — placing the ball at the 1-yard line. Thomas Clayton takes the carry on first-and-goal and is stuffed for no gain. On second-and-goal, Jackson finds Dominique Bird wide open on play-action for the score and the extra point is good.
BRONCOS 17, SEAHAWKS 10
Q4 14:16: Jeff Reed’s kick goes deep into the end zone and David Anderson takes a knee, putting the ball on the 20-yard line. On first down Ball takes the carry and finds a huge hole for 9 yards. Ball finds another gaping hole thanks to a key block from Shawn Murphy on second and short, picking up 12 yards and another first down. Jeremiah Johnson then picks up 4 yards. On the next play, Tebow rips himself free from a sack and fires a 23-yard completion to Johnson. Tebow then rolls left on first down and scampers out of bounds after a 2 yard pickup. Johnson takes a pitch right and a flag is thrown for illegal use hands to the face on the defense. First down at the 20 now for Denver.
Q4 10:38: Tebow’s first down pass short to Lance Ball is dropped. Delay of game flag is called on the Broncos moving them back 5 yards. On second-and-15, Tebow is sacked by Pep Levingston bringing up third-and-19. Tebow throws short on third down to Matt Willis and Prater is in to attempt a 40-yard field goal. And the kick is good.
BRONCOS 20, SEAHAWKS 10
Q4 9:15: Steven Hauschka is in to kickoff and his kick sails through the end zone for a touchback but a flag is thrown on the play for offsides on Denver so we’ll have a re-kick. Hauschka’s kick is returned by Baldwin this time and he returns it 105 yards down the left sideline for the touchdown. The extra point is good.
BRONCOS 20, SEAHAWKS 17
Q4 8:59: The ensuing kickoff is ruled a touchback so Tebow and the Broncos will start at the 20. On first down, Ball runs right and picks up a yard. On second down, Tebow rolls left and throws an incomplete pass intended for Dante Rosario. Tebow’s third down pass is complete to Willis for 10 yards and a new set of downs. Johnson takes a pitch left and is stopped after a one yard gain. Tebow goes deep down the sideline on play-action for Britt Davis on second down but the pass is too far and falls incomplete. On third down, Tebow completes to Willis again who stretches out and comes up just short of the first down.
Q4 6:34: Denver is challenging the ruling on the field that Willis was short of the marker.
Q4 6:33: After review the ruling on the field stands and Colquitt is in to punt. The ball bounces into the end zone but flags are thrown on both teams so we’ll replay fourth down. Colquitt’s second punt is returned by Sherman to the Seattle 23-yard line.
Q4 5:15: Charlie Whitehurst is in at quarterback for Seattle and he goes three-and-out, so John Gold is in to punt for the Seahawks. Anderson muffs the punt but the ball is recovered by Jeremiah Johnson and Denver will take over at their own 22-yard line.
Q4 5:00: After a short run from Ball, Tebow is swarmed by defenders and is dropped for a sack (5 yard loss). On third-and-long, Tebow’s pass is short for Eron Riley and Colquitt is in to punt it away. Sherman fields the punt for a short return but a flag is thrown for holding on Seattle, pusing them back to their own 21-yard line.
Q4 3:40: Alvin Bowen is called for a horse-collar tackle on second down but a holding penalty on Seattle means the two calls offset. On second-and-long, Whitehurst throws a screen to Thomas Clayton who picks up 23 yards. On first down Whitehurst completes a 9 yard pass to Baldwin, then completes a short pass to Baldwin for a first down, taking us to the 2-minute warning. The ball is spotted on the Denver 40-yard line.
Q4 2:00: Clayton takes the handoff no gain. On second down, Whitehurst completes short to Kris Durham for a 5 yard gain. Seattle then calls a timeout.
Q4 1:26: Whitehurst goes deep for Golden Tate but the pass is too far and falls incomplete. That brings up fourth-and-five and Reed is in to attempt a 53-yard field goal… and the kick is good. We are all tied up.
BRONCOS 20, SEAHAWKS 20
Q4 1:16: Offsides is called on Seattle on the ensuing kickoff so we have a re-kick. Anderson returns the kick out to the 23-yard line.
Q4 1:12: Tebow scrambles on first down and picks up 19 yards before getting out of bounds on the left sideline. On the next play, Ball takes a screen pass all the way down to the Seattle 32-yard line. Tebow then fumbles the ensuing first down snap but pounces on it and takes a short loss. Denver calls timeout with 18 seconds left.
Q4 0:18: Tebow rolls right and is brought down for a short loss. The Broncos call a timeout with 2 seconds remaining. Hauschka is in to attempt the field goal from 51 yards out…. and the kick is GOOD. Denver wins as the clock runs out.
FINAL: BRONCOS 23, SEAHAWKS 20
Thanks for following along. The Broncos now improve to 2-1 in the preseason and will close out their exhibiton slate on the road against the Arizona Cardinals Thursday.