Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) – The rematch wasn’t the blowout that the
Super Bowl was, but it ended with the same team winning.
Marshawn Lynch ran in a touchdown in overtime and the Seattle Seahawks
survived to take a 26-20 victory over the Denver Broncos in a rematch of last
season’s Super Bowl on Sunday.
The last time these teams met, Seattle was all over Denver in capturing its
first Super Bowl courtesy of a 43-8 victory this past February.
In just the sixth time that there has been a rematch in the regular season of
the previous Super Bowl opponents, Lynch had 88 yards on 26 carries, while
adding three catches for 40 yards and a score for the Seahawks (2-1), who
bounced back from last week’s loss to San Diego.
Russell Wilson went 24-for-34 for 258 yards, two touchdowns and an
interception in the win.
Peyton Manning went 31-for-49 for 303 yards, two touchdowns and an
interception for the Broncos (2-1), who had opened the season with wins
against Indianapolis and Kansas City.
Seattle started overtime with the ball and Wilson was able to convert a pair
of short third downs with runs. Following another 6-yard run by Wilson and a
7-yard catch from Percy Harvin down to the Denver 6, Lynch took a handoff up
the middle and leaped over the goalline for the victory.