August 18 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn (15) in the second quarter of a preseason game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Seahawks Preseason: Seattle Beats Denver In 2nd Exhibition Game

Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson passed for 155 yards and two second half touchdowns.

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Seahawks Vs. Broncos: Russell Wilson Impresses

Put Russell Wilson against a swarm of backups and watch him work.

The Seattle Seahawks rookie quarterback had a second half to remember in his second preseason game, going 10-for-17 for 155 yards and two touchdowns against the Denver Broncos.

Maybe it was the fact that Matt Flynn played against the starters and Wilson the backups for the Broncos, but Wilson outplayed Flynn in every regard. Flynn threw for a measly 31 yards on 6-for-13 passing.

Wilson has already made Tarvaris Jackson expendable due to his play in the no. 2 slot, but it doesn't look like Wilson wants to stop there. He was considered one of the most NFL-ready quarterbacks heading into the draft and he's playing like it. Yes, it's early, but it's a good start. Wilson is now 21-for-32 for 279 yards, three touchdowns and an interception during the preseason.

The Flynn-Wilson battle seems to be heating up and may force Pete Carroll to have to make a decision he never thought he'd have to make: ‘do I go with the free-agent signing with the sizeable contract or the rookie standout who looks primed for great things?'

Decision time forthcoming.

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Seahawks Vs. Broncos Final Score: Russell Wilson Throws For 2 TD In 30-10 Road Win

The Seattle Seahawks spoiled the home debut of quarterback Peyton Manning in Denver, beating the Broncos 30-10 at Invesco Field on Saturday night. The win was the second straight preseason triumph for the Seahawks.

Quarterback Matt Flynn completed six of 13 passes for 46 yards in the first half. Rookie signal caller Russell Wilson was a spark, throwing for 155 yards and a pair of second half scores, including a 34-yard strike to Tyrell Sutton in the fourth quarter.

Marshawn Lynch carried the ball six times for 37 yards, one of five Seahawks with at least 30 rushing yards on the night. Seattle ran for 228 yards on 44 carries, led by 48 yards on the ground by Sutton.

Manning completed 16 of 23 passes for 177 yards, but threw a pair of interceptions, one each by Jeron Johnson and K.J. Wright.

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Seahawks Vs. Broncos: Red Bryant Deflection Leads To K.J. Wright Interception

There's something especially entertaining about a defensive lineman recording an interception, and while the 323-pound Red Bryant didn't end up catching an interception it was his leap-and-paw that deflected a Peyton Manning pass into the arms of linebacker K.J. Wright.


The interception ended Manning's and the Broncos' second drive of the night following a three-and-out on the opening drive of the game. However, the Seahawks didn't have much more success on their opening drive, with a three-and-out of their own followed by a blocked punt.

Each team found much more of a stride in their subsequent possessions following the interception as Matt Flynn lead an 11-play drive that finished with a field goal before Manning lead an 11-play drive of his own that finished with a 1-yard rushing touchdown for Willis McGahee to close out the first quarter.

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Seahawks Vs. Broncos: Inactive Receivers Give Time To Terrell Owens

In Terrell Owens' first game as a member of the Seattle Seahawks, it seems that the 38-year old wide receiver will get a good amount of playing time given the large amount of players that will be inactive on Saturday night.

The Seahawks announced a list of 14 players that will not participate in the team's second preseason game of the year against the Denver Broncos, including wide receivers Ben Obomanu, Sidney Rice and Doug Baldwin. Also listed were FB Michael Robinson, QB Tarvaris Jackson, CB Walter Thurmond, CB Ron Parker, DE Cordarro Law, LB Mike Morgan, LB Matt McCoy, LB Malcolm Smith, G John Moffitt, OT James Carpenter and TE Zach Miller.

With three receivers out, expect Owens to see a decent amount of playing time, although there are an additional nine receivers on the roster that will also be active for the game.

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Seahawks Vs. Broncos 2012: Game Preview, Kickoff Time, TV Schedule And More

Terrell Owens will make his Seattle debut Saturday when the Broncos host the Seahawks in week two of the NFL preseason.


Seattle Seahawks Training Camp Update: Secondary Impresses

The Seattle Seahawks ended their training camp on Thursday, and the one unit that has impressed beat writer Clare Farnswroth the most is the team's secondary. Brandon Browner, Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas are all poised for solid seasons according to Farnsworth.

"I think the sky is the limit," veteran cornerback Marcus Trufant said Thursday, after the final practice of his 10th training camp and the team's third under Carroll.

"These guys were good last year and I think they're going to get better this year. The athleticism and the football smarts in the defensive back room are real big. We've got some great coaching and the guys are really just coming together - Earl, Kam, Sherm, B.B. It's all coming together." (Via:

The secondary is led by Thomas, the Seahawks' best defensive player. Along with being named to the Pro Bowl in his second season, Thomas also earned second team All-Pro honors in 2011.

Cornerback Brandon Browner is also coming off a Pro Bowl season. Browner appears more than ready to start week one off of the right foot as made evident by his pick six off of Matt Hasselbeck in last weekend's preseason game.

Along with praising the Seahawks' secondary, Farnsworth also handed out training camp awards for other categories including best offensive player (Marshawn Lynch) and best rookie (Robert Turbin).

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Seattle Seahawks Depth Chart 2012: Matt Flynn To Start Again Over Russell Wilson

Matt Flynn and Russell Wilson have distanced themselves from Tarvaris Jackson in the QB battle, and other movement in the Seahawks' depth chart.


Tarvaris Jackson Could Be Shopped By Seattle Seahawks

With Matt Flynn starting and rookie quarterback Russell Wilson running the second unit in the first two preseason games, Tarvaris Jackson has become the odd man out for the Seattle Seahawks, and Jason La Canfora of CBS reports that the team could begin shopping the veteran as soon as this week.

Jackson, the seven-year pro, has been taking reps with the first unit in practices but didn't play a snap in Seattle's first preseason game. Flynn and Wilson, meanwhile, looked plenty capable in game action.

On Tuesday, The News Tribune's Eric Williams hinted at Jackson's role possibly coming to an end, and he added that the quarterback is doing himself no favors in practice.

Head coach Pete Carroll said that Jackson is still in the quarterback competition, and he's seen enough of Jackson to make him feel comfortable rolling with only Flynn and Wilson in the preseason.

"He's still in the competition," Carroll told the media. "He absolutely is. This is the way I've just chosen to do it, that I'm banking on the 18 games I've seen him. He knows the offense. He knows what's going on. And I watched him play last year on practicing one day a week for five weeks, and he could function. So I'm using all that information to allow us the opportunity to see these other guys."

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Sidney Rice Injury Update: Receiver Back At Seahawks Practice

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice has ditched the red no-contact jersey and returned to practice.

The Seattle Times reports that Rice has progressed with his recovery from offseason shoulder surgeries and was going full speed at Tuesday's practice. Rice will still be held out of Saturday's game against the Denver Broncos, but it's possible that Rice could be ready for the beginning of the season.

The 6-foot-4, 202 pound receiver wasn't the only Seahawk to return to practice. Wide receivers Doug Baldwin and Ricardo Lockette each returned from hamstring injuries, and linebacker Barrett Ruud was back from dealing with a sore knee.

Some players missing practice included tight end Zach Miller, who suffered a concussion on Saturday. Also out were defensive end Cordarro Law (ankle sprain), fullback Michael Robinson (undisclosed), safety Jeron Johnson (undisclosed) and defensive end Pierre Allen.

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