With the Denver Broncos going up against the Seattle Seahawks, we took to Madden NFL 19 to simulate the highly anticipated season opener.
The Denver Broncos are set to face off against the Seattle Seahawks in the 2018 NFL season opener. Both teams are looking to get themselves back into the playoffs. Both teams have been the class of their respective conferences for the good part of the decade.
However, Seattle missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2011 season. Denver is looking to get back to the playoffs since winning Super Bowl 50 during the 2015 season.
Broncos Country will never forget the Super Bowl 48 nightmare. The team had a high scoring offense but they were limited to just eight points in a blowout.
This is the first time that both these teams have faced off since the 2014 season. A lot has changed for both since the last meeting. It should make for an entertaining game.
For the 2018 season, we have decided to run a Madden simulation between the Broncos and Seahawks. This game was played with eight minute quarters.
I will cover this game quarter by quarter. So, let’s see how this game played out.
The Denver Broncos started off with the football. Phillip Lindsay was the starting kick returner. He would field the ball at the two yard line and took it to the 25-yard line. Royce Freeman’s first carry went backwards as he lost a yard.
On second down, Case Keenum stepped back and found an open Emmanuel Sanders crossing the middle of the field. Catching it just before the Seattle defender could get to it, Sanders would sprint across for a 39 yard gain, setting shop at the Seattle 37-yard line.
Three plays later, Denver has first and goal at the Seattle nine yard line. Royce Freeman, who showed some solid running abilities on his second carry did not get much on his third. On second down, Case Keenum set up the play action. He would look to his left, then to his right. Seattle was playing coverage well. Seeing a hole on the left side, Keenum took off.
Before Seattle knew what was going on to make a play, Keenum got to the corner enough to dive to the pylon and scored the touchdown. An eight yard touchdown scramble by Case Keenum put the first points on the board.
Brandon McManus would convert on the extra point. Denver takes a 7-0 lead. Keenum ran the ball twice for 19 yards on the opening drive.
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 74 yards, 3:15 Time of Possession
Seattle got the football for their first drive. After a few good plays, they were facing a third and ten from their own 41 yard line. In shotgun, Wilson dropped back. But in comes Von Miller almost immediately, untouched for a nine yard sack. That play would end the drive and Seattle would punt.
The Broncos would take the punt and start their second drive. Not much happened from there as Denver would drive to their own 44 yard line before the first quarter ended.
End of First Quarter
Broncos 7 Seahawks 0