The Seattle Seahawks will be playing against the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl rematch in Week 1 of 2014 NFL Preseason on Aug. 7, 2014. The Seahawks will be visiting Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. Watch Seahawks vs. Broncos live stream online below (free for subscribers).
The Seahawks ended their 2013 season with 27th overall passing yards (254.4 yards) and 7th overall in rushing yards (136.8 yards). The Broncos was 1st overall in passing yards (340.3 yards), and 15th overall in rushing yards (117.1).
The Seahawks had an overall record of 13-3 with 4-2 in NFC West and 10-2 in NFC.
Seattle's team leaders were quarterback Russell Wilson, who had 3357 pass yards, running back Marshawn Lynch, who had 1,257 rushing yards, and Golden Tate, who had 898 receiving yards but has since then been traded to Detroit Lions.
The Broncos had an overall record of 13-3 with 5-1 in AFC West and 9-3 in AFC. Denver's team leaders were Peyton Manning, who had 5477 yards, and running back Knowshon Moreno, who had 1038 yards, but has since been traded to Miami Dolphins, and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, who had 1430 receiving yards.
Thursday's game will feature the return of a healthy Percy Harvin, but more importantly will the Seattle Seahawks defense continue to be able to break the league's top offensives from winning?
The NFL has also clarified a rule that contact between receivers and defenders before a pass will be called a 5-yard-penalty. In another words, defenders won't be allowed to initiate contact more than five yards from the line of scrimmage when the QB is in the pocket. This rule could affect how the Seahawks play their defenses.
Seattle has picked Paul Richardson and Kevin Norwood in the 2014 NFL Draft, there is one more spot remaining for Seahawks' receivers. Also, Tarvari Jackson, Terrelle Pryor and B.J. Daniels are competing to be the team's back-up quarterback.
While Thursday's game poses a threat to Broncos pride, the goal is to keep the regulars healthy during the preseason games. Denver will test out its new offensive line, where 60 percent have been changed. The new front features left tackle Ryan Clady.
Bronco's backup quarterback Brock Osweiler will get more playing time than Manning. It will be his third NFL season.
The game will begin at 9 p.m. ET, and fans can watch all 65 preseason NFL games through their desktop or mobile devices through NFL Preseason Live.