Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Russell Wilson had two touchdown passes in the
Seattle Seahawks' 40-10 thumping of the Denver Broncos in preseason action.
Wilson completed 8-of-12 passes for 127 yards for Seattle, which defeated the
San Diego Chargers in its first preseason game.
Wilson, of course, emerged as Seattle's future during his rookie campaign last
season, as the third-round pick led the Seahawks to an 11-5 record and had his
squad within a play of the NFC Championship Game before a last-second Matt
Bryant field goal lifted the Atlanta Falcons to victory.
Jermaine Kearse had a 107-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to go with a
receiving score, while Brandon Browner returned a fumble 106 yards for a score
in the triumph.
Peyton Manning was 11-of-16 for 163 yards with a touchdown for the Broncos,
who topped the San Francisco 49ers in their first preseason tilt.
Demaryius Thomas had three receptions for 52 yards, while Wes Welker caught
three balls for 31 yards and a score in the setback.
Seattle put up 17 points in the first and another 16 in the second to take a
33-7 advantage into the locker room.
Wilson led the Seahawks to a score on their first drive when he found Kearse
for a 12-yard score and after Kam Chancellor recovered a Julius Thomas fumble,
Steven Hauschka booted through a 42-yard field goal.
Manning found Welker for an 11-yard touchdown before the Seahawks immediately
responded with Kearse's 107-yard kickoff return for a score.
Denver had a 2nd-and-goal at the 1-yard line midway through the second, but
Heath Farwell forced a Ronnie Hillman fumble, which was recovered by Browner
for the 106-yard touchdown.
Hauschka later kicked a 41-yard field goal before Wilson flipped a 3-yard TD
pass to Sean McGrath with 32 ticks left in the half.
Tarvaris Jackson found Stephen Williams for a 38-yard score in the third and
Matt Prater booted through a 33-yard field goal in the fourth to conclude the
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