Broncos vs. Seahawks: Week One Madden Simulation
By Tylor Walden
Seattle begins the quarter facing a second and 13. They are able to complete a pass that gave them a third and manageable. However, Wilson would throw it IN-COM-PLETE on third down.
Facing fourth and six at the Denver 43, being in no man’s land, they decide to go for it. Wilson would scramble to the left and was met by the Denver Broncos’ first round draft pick Bradley Chubb. The fifth overall pick records his first NFL sack. Seattle would turn the ball over on downs.
The Broncos would drive down the field, hoping to put the nail in the coffin to this game. However, Keenum would be intercepted for the third time in the game, his fourth turnover overall, when Tedric Thompson got to him again.
Denver knew that in order to win this game, they would need a big time play from the defense again. And that is exactly what Darian Stewart would provide just two plays after Keenum’s interception.
Darian Stewart’s interception would help the Broncos set up and drive down the field. Keenum would take another big shot towards Courtland Sutton. It would fall incomplete, but because Shaquill Griffin would interfere with the catch.
The defensive pass interference set Denver up at the Seattle 23. Denver would use this chance to run out as much clock as they could and set up for a 48 yard field goal just after the two minute warning.
However, Seattle blocked the McManus field goal. Chad Kelly would recover, but Seattle was once again in business at their own 39 yard line. With one timeout and 1:48 on the clock, Seattle needed to move.
Denver’s defense just could not stop Russell Wilson. Play after play got the Seahawks down to the Denver ten yard line with 47 seconds to go. But it was in the red zone where the Broncos have been dominating all game. Did they have one more stop in them?
Facing a fourth down and 15 from the Denver 15, (after a Seattle false start) it was the last chance to get a stop to prevent this game from going into overtime. Russell Wilson sets back, finds a man in the end zone…
But Wilson is intercepted in the end zone by Justin Simmons! That would officially close the door on the game as Denver would run out the clock and secure the season opening win.
It was an amazing game. Denver was firing on all cylinders to start the game. However, it was up to the defense to secure the first win of the season.
Von Miller would be named the player of the game. He recorded seven tackles and two sacks.
Denver’s defense held the Seahawks to only eleven yards rushing for the entire game. Not a bad performance.
And with that, Week One for Denver has come to a close. Hope you enjoyed this Madden simulation. Tune in next week as the Broncos face off against the Raiders.