Aug 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos tackle Ryan Clady (78) and quarterback Peyton Manning (18) and running back Ronnie Hillman (23) huddle in the first quarter of a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Man oh man, it doesn’t get much better than this, Bronco Country.
This Sunday, September 21, the Denver Broncos will get the chance to avenge one of the biggest flops in Super Bowl history.
Now, it won’t earn them a ring or a shower of confetti, but if they can pull of a victory over the Seattle Seahawks, in Seattle no less, it’ll earn back some of the respect they lost on that fateful day in February.
It’s already well documented, but the last time these two played, the Seahawks blasted the Broncos, routing them by a final score of 43-8.
The highest scoring offense in NFL history was held to a measly eight points, while a defense that experienced a sudden resurgence in the playoffs had 27 points rung up on them.
It was a dreadful night for Bronco fans everywhere, and it’s a given that this September date has been circled on many calendars since Denver’s schedule came out.
The Broncos’ roster has undergone significant offseason turnover, though, and will now feature a whopping ten new starters that were absent roughly seven months ago.
They’ve bettered themselves in all three phases of game, and will look to substantially close the 35-point Super Bowl margin.
So, what will Denver do differently this time around?
Here are some keys to victory for the Broncos when they take the field in Seattle.