SEATTLE — Geno Smith threw two first-half landing passes, Denver fumbled twice on the 1-yard line within the second half, and the Seahawks beat the Broncos 17-16 on Monday night time in Russell Wilson’s return to Seattle.
Brandon McManus missed a 64-yard discipline purpose try with 20 seconds left and the Seahawks escaped with one other wild victory involving Wilson at quarterback.
Except this time Wilson was the opponent and there shall be loads of questions on Denver coach Nathaniel Hackett’s late-game clock administration and choices in his first sport.
Denver confronted fourth-and-5 on the Seattle 46 and had three timeouts left, however the Broncos ran vital time without work the clock earlier than Hackett referred to as timeout and determined to have McManus attempt the lengthy discipline purpose. The kick missed and as an alternative of Wilson main the thirty sixth career fourth-quarter or additional time comeback of his career, the Seahawks celebrated to chants of “Geno! Geno!”
Smith and the Seahawks did little or no offensively within the second half however their first half was adequate. Smith threw touchdowns of 38 yards to Will Dissly on the primary possession of the season and hit Colby Parkinson for a 25-yard landing within the second quarter.
Smith completed 23 of 28 for 195 yards, however was 17 of 18 for 164 yards within the first half.
Wilson was 29 of 42 for 340 yards and a landing. But Denver couldn’t overcome its red-zone inefficiency with each Melvin Gordon III and Javonte Williams fumbling on performs snapped at Seattle 1-yard line.