Tavaris Jackson started at quarterback and went 7/16 for 44 yards in the air. The former Minnesota Viking was unable to find a consistent flow offensively, but the running game did not help matters: the Seahawks only picked up 13 yards on eight rushing attempts.
Leon Washington was the most active player on offense, catching two passes for 19 yards while adding seven yards on the ground.
Defensive end Chris Clemons picked off Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton, and Marcus Trufant impressed with five tackles and a sack. Red Bryant and Aaron Curry added four tackles apiece to help pace the defense.
While Orton was able to complete 12/17 passes for 144 yards, the Broncos were only able to score 10 points. That is a testament to the defense, who came up big on a fourth down rush by Willis McGahee to cause a turnover.
In the second half, you should expect to see Charlie Whitehurst under center for Seattle. Pete Carroll might try to get his running game in order as well.
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