Broncos at Seahawks

  • Saturday, November 25, 2000 9:00pm
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Broncos at Seahawks

  • Kickoff: 1:15 p.m.

  • Site: Husky Stadium

  • TV/Radio: KIRO-TV (Channel 7); KIRO radio (710 AM)

  • Denver: 7-4, beat San Diego 38-37 last week

  • Seattle: 4-7, coming off bye week

  • Denver: Mike Shanahan, 68-43 in eighth season

  • Seattle: Mike Holmgren, 88-51 in ninth season

  • Matchups to watch

  • When the Seahawks have the ball: Seattle QB Brock Huard vs. Denver’s blitz.

    The Broncos like to send linebackers and defensive backs after the quarterback, so Huard will have an opportunity to make plays. How well the 24-year-old handles that pressure will be a key to moving the ball.

  • When the Broncos have the ball: Denver’s receivers vs. CB Willie Williams.

    Cornerback Shawn Springs will probably see time against both Ed McCaffrey and Rod Smith today, meaning Williams will have to contain the other.

    While most teams have only one feature receiver, it’s safe to say the Broncos have two. Both McCaffrey and Smith are among the AFC’s top three in receptions, and each offers a different threat – McCaffrey the size and Smith the speed.

    Williams has been solid for much of the season, but he has also proved susceptible at times, especially in a loss to Kansas City four weeks ago. The Broncos will test him, and Williams’ success could be the key to the game.

  • Broncos: Out: CB Ray Crockett (hamstring) and QB Brian Griese (shoulder). Doubtful: RB Terrell Davis (lower leg). Questionable: WR Scottie Montgomery (groin). Probable: TE Byron Chamberlain (Achilles), DE Kavika Pittman (ankle), FB Detron Smith (thumb) and LB Al Wilson (groin).

  • Seahawks: Report no injuries.

  • Dec. 19, 1999. In what may have been the Seahawks’ most dramatic game of last season, Glenn Cadrez’s 37-yard return for a touchdown of a Jon Kitna fumble in overtime gave Denver a 36-30 victory at Mile High Stadium. Seattle scored 10 points in the final minute of regulation to send the game into OT, but Kitna overthrew a wide open Joey Galloway near the end zone just before the fatal fumble.

  • The last time the Seahawks played a home game after a bye was Sept. 24, 1995, when they beat the Broncos 27-10 at the Kingdome.

  • For the most part, these aren’t the Broncos most people remember. John Elway and Shannon Sharpe are long gone, while Brian Griese and Terrell Davis will watch from afar due to injuries.

    That means players like quarterback Gus Frerotte and running back Mike Anderson will carry the load for the AFC’s top-ranked offense. Going against the NFL’s lowest-ranked defense can only further their name recognition.

    Of course, the Broncos still have some of their star power. Wide receivers Rod Smith and Ed McCaffrey are big parts of the offensive game plan, while Bill Romanowski, Trevor Pryce and Al Wilson lead the defense.

    The Seahawks don’t have quite the talent, and with Brock Huard coming back from injury, they could take a while to settle in. Coach Mike Holmgren’s weekly quote about the Seahawks not being mathematically eliminated might not hold any water after today.

  • Pick: Broncos, 20-17
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