Final Score: Seahawks 26, Broncos 20
The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 26-20 in overtime in a Super Bowl rematch after Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch ran for a six-yard touchdown in overtime.
Here is how it happened.
Just Like Super Bowl, Denver Fumbles on First Play
In last year’s Super Bowl, it was a high-snap that turned into a safety against Denver on the first play. This year, Denver running back Montee Ball fumbled on the first play, and Seattle recovered the ball deep in Denver territory.
The Denver defense was able to hold the Seahawks to a field goal after a goal-line stand.
Manning Leads Broncos Right Down Field to Tie Game
After fumbling the ball on their opening drive, Denver drove right down the field on its second possession and hit a field goal to tie the game.
Wilson Hits Lockette for TD
Shortly before halftime, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson hit wide receiver Ricardo Lockette for a 39-yard touchdown pass — Seattle’s longest pass of the season thus far. The touchdown gives Seattle a 10-3 lead shortly before halftime.
Seahawks Score Right Before Halftime
With just 12 seconds before halftime, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson hit running back Marshawn Lynch (pictured), who was running across the middle of the field, in the end zone to extend the Seahawks’ lead just seconds before halftime.
Broncos Get Safety
At the beginning of the fourth quarter, Denver’s defense came up with a safety to narrow the Seahawks’ lead. Defensive end Demarcus Ware sacked quarterback Russell Wilson on second down to put Seattle inside it’s one-yard line, and on the following play, Ware tackled Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch in the end zone to force the safety.
After the safety, Denver linebacker Von Miller celebrated with a Shmoney safety dance.
Broncos Close Gap With TD Pass
Denver quarterback hit tight end Julius Thomas on a shovel-pass for a touchdown with 9:20 remaining in the game to cut Seattle’s lead to 17-12.
The touchdown was set up when Denver cornerback Aqib Talib intercepted a tipped pass from Seattle’s Russell Wilson.
Chancellor Intercepts Manning Pass With 2 Mins Left
With Denver nearing the red zone, Seattle safety Kam Chancellor made a jumping interception on third down. Chancellor returned it 52 yards to the Denver 35-yard line.
The Seahawks were able to melt plenty of clock before converting a 28-yard field goal, leaving Manning and the Broncos with only one minute to drive down the field.
Broncos Tie Game Late to Send to OT
With only one minute to go and trailing by eight points, Manning drove the Broncos 80 yards in 41 seconds, which was capped off when Manning found Jacob Tamme for a 26-yard touchdown. The Broncos then converted the two-point conversion when Manning found Demaryius Thomas in the back of the end zone to tie the game and send it to overtime.
Lynch Scores Game-Winning TD
Marshawn Lynch scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime when he ran in from six yards out to cap off an 80-yard drive by Seattle — its first and only drive of overtime.
In a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl, the Seattle Seahawks host the Denver Broncos. In the Super Bowl, Seattle defeated Denver 43-8. Coming off a shocking 30-21 loss at San Diego, Seattle will look to get back on track against Peyton Manning and the high-flying Denver offense. The Seahawks have not lost back-to-back games since October of 2012, and both those games were on the road. The last time they lost a home game after a road loss of October of 2011.