The Denver Broncos is scheduled to play against the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday, September 21, in Week 3 of 2014 NFL. The Broncos (2-0) will be visiting the Seahawks (1-1) at the CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. The 2013 Super Bowl rematch can be watched online via live stream below (free with subscription), and on CBS Television Network.
The Broncos will meet the Seahawks with a flawless record at two wins, 17-24 against the Chiefs and 31-24 against the Colts. Sunday's game is the first official rematch between the two 2013 Super Bowl championship contenders. Will the Broncos continue in their winning streak or will the Seahawks put yet another dint in Broncos' hope to clinch the Super Bowl title this year?
The two teams are tied in the average total yards per game at 343 yards, but the Broncos lead the Hawks by one rank at 14th place. Quarterback legend Peyton Manning, who has continued to hone down his pass precision, is going 43 of 62 with 511 yards and six touchdown passes. On the receiving end, tight end Julius Thomas and Demaryius Thomas were the primary targets. With Manning at the helm, the Broncos continues to lead the league in offensive plays, but can their defense hold up, especially when the QB falters in very rare occasion?
On defense, the Broncos have added several new talents to the defense roster, including lineback DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib, and T.J. Ward. These new players have given the Broncos a defensive prowess that was rarely seen in Broncos. In Week 1, their defense forced the Colts to completely give up a 24 point led by the end of second quarter, a feat that proved that the defense can share the burden with Manning.
While Broncos' defense have certainly improved, will they continue to show the same caliber of performance? Going into Week 3, their rush defense has dropped from 4th to 10th place, and their pass defense is ranked among the last.
The Broncos is almost for certain will make the playoffs, but they will need to improve their pass defense and ensure their rush offense can continue to hold up in order to ensure their chances at the Super Bowl title this year.
The Seahawks are 1-1 after Week 1 and 2, beating Green Bay 36-16 but losing to the Philip Rivers-led Chargers.
In Week 1, the Super Bowl title defender put out a stunning show for their fans at the CenturyLink Stadium; running back Marshawn Lynch rushed for 110 and two touchdowns, quarterback Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes, and Seattle's defense effectively stymied Packers' up-tempo offense.
In Week 2, the Seahawks' hope for a flawless season were dashed as Chargers' Rivers tossed three touchdown passes to surprising wide receiver Antonio Gates, the 12 season veteran, catching the Seahawks defense off-guard. While Wilson was 17 of 25 for 202 yards and two touchdowns, he was unable to turn the tide as Percy Harvin fumbled a kickoff at the 28 after Chargers' Nick Novak 43-yard field goal.
The Seahawks must minimize on their mistakes all the while Wilson hitting his targets and Lynch rushes the ball down the field.
Going into Sunday's rematch with Broncos, Seattle must be more vigilant if they are hoping for a rerun at the Super Bowl playoffs, a challenging uphill climb even for a defending title team.
To catch the game online, you can check out NFL Sunday Ticket. If you want to listen on the radio, the Broncos' broadcast can be found on here and the list of radio affiliates can be found here, and the Seahawks Radio can be found on 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, and list of radio network affiliates here. The game will be on the CBS Television Network with a 1:25 p.m. PT kickoff.