Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay leaps out of an attempted tackle by Seattle Seahawks defensive back Tre Flowers on a 29-yard touchdown catch in Sunday's 27-24 win over Seattle. (Photo: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
It was hardly perfect.
But it was a win.
Sunday, the Broncos overcame three turnovers and received significant contributions from some young players in a 27-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks in the regular season opener at Broncos Stadium at Mile High.
Despite throwing three interceptions, Broncos quarterback Case Keenum led three touchdown drives of 75 yards and he threw three scoring passes.
His final TD pass was a four-yard strike to Demaryius Thomas that put the Broncos up 27-24 with 11:11 remaining in the game.
The Broncos defense forced three turnovers and sacked Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson six times. Linebacker Von Miller had three of those sacks.
Rookie running backs Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman each had 71 rushing yards on 15 carries. Lindsay also scored the Broncos first touchdown of the season on a 29-yard catch that tied the game 7-7 in the first quarter.
The Broncos start the year 1-0 and host the Raiders next Sunday, September 16. Coverage starts at 8 a.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
Check out the KOA NewsRadio postgame interviews with (in order) head coach Vance Joseph, QB Case Keenum, LB Von Miller, CB Chris Harri Jr., RB Phillip Lindsay, S Justin Simmons and WR Courtland Sutton.
Click on the picture below to watch the victory celebration in the Broncos locker room, courtesy of Broncos TV.