Week one of the NFL regular season complete and the Denver Broncos are undefeated! In Case Keenum’s debut as the Broncos starting quarterback, Keenum threw for 329 yards with three touchdowns but also tossed three interceptions, two of which the Seattle Seahawks turned into points.
Seattle made the Broncos work on Sunday keeping the game close and volleying the lead five times. Despite Keenum’s three interceptions, Denver still responded quickly to the turnovers scoring on ensuing drives. The Seahawks also gave up the ball on three occasions one of which caused by Von Miller.
Miller wreaked havoc on the Seattle offensive line, sacking Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson three times; causing two forced fumbles and got seven tackles. Miller, arguably the best defensive player in the league made a statement as to what Denver fans are to expect of him for the rest of the season.
Earlier in the game Seattle running back Chris Carson hurdled over Denver cornerback Bradley Roby on a 24-yard run but all needs balance in the universe and in the case of Von Miller, redemption for his fellow teammate was an absolute.
On second and three at Seattle’s 33, Carson leaned forward easily getting the first down and more, before Miller reaching in and snatched the ball from Carson. Keenum on the following play however; threw his third interception, which resulted in a touchdown and the tie at 17 a piece. The Broncos went on to beat Seattle 27-24.
Coach Vance Joseph had this to say about Keenum’s three interceptions, “He had three interceptions, that’s not good, be he also had three touchdowns and he stayed aggressive for us. We pulled a win out, but we can all play better.”
While Miller has given fans a glimpse of what to expect this season, he’s also still proving to be a huge advocate for kids off the field. Von’s Vision has announced the Western Round-Up Monday, November 5 at the Mile High Station Ironworks an event which will help raise money so that low-income Denver children have access to eye care and corrective eyewear needed to their best in the classroom and in life. Visit www.vonmiller.org for more information.
In other sports the Colorado Rockies dropped two of three games at home against the Dodgers, hanging on a half game lead in the division. The Rockies start a four-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks who are coming off of series with the Atlanta Braves who beat the Diamondbacks three games to one. Arizona is looking to get back into the hunt for first place but the Rockies plan is add some distance between them, the Dodgers and the Diamondbacks.