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Miller leads Broncos past Seahawks 27-24

DENVER (AP) Case Keenum won his Denver debut despite throwing three interceptions to go with his three touchdowns.

He can thank Von Miller , who sacked Russell Wilson three times, forced two fumbles and recovered one as the Broncos held off the Seattle Seahawks 27-24 on Sunday to win for the 18th time in their past 19 home openers.

Keenum, who signed a two-year, $36 million prove-it deal in Denver six months ago after leading the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC championship game, normally spends his time between series with his head down but he kept looking up to watch Miller's magic.

''I'm trying to stay focused on looking at the pictures, getting ready for my next series. ''But it's hard not to notice when the crowd's going crazy and Von's out there crawling or whatever he's doing, whatever his sack dance is,'' Keenum said. ''That's impressive to watch.

''I'm glad I'm on the sidelines when he's on the field, that's for sure.''

Wilson wasn't so lucky.

''We played a really tough defense, one of the best defenses you're going to face all year. Obviously Von is a great player and he made some key plays,'' Wilson said.

Miller, whose best play came when he simply snatched the ball from running back Chris Carson's arms, said recently that he hates facing Wilson, whom he considers the best quarterback in the game today.

''I still don't like playing against Russell, I mean, running around out there 20 yards, getting everybody tired,'' Miller said. ''Luckily, we were able to get him before he could get started. That was in our scheme this week, we wanted to keep him in the pocket and (make) him beat us with his arm, which he's capable of doing. But we'd rather pick that poison and that strategy worked.''

Wilson threw for 298 yards and three TDs, but was picked off twice and sacked six times and ran just twice for 5 yards.

''He got out of the pocket a couple of times, but that's Russ,'' Miller said. ''He's a great player. He's going to get out of the pocket, but we kept some of the great plays to a minimum.''

Keenum, who threw for 329 yards, only threw seven interceptions last season and already he has three.

''I'm really excited about how good this football team can be,'' Keenum said. ''Because if we take care of the ball - if I take care of the ball, because those are all on me - we're going to be really, really hard to beat.''

SPUTTERING SEAHAWKS

After Demaryius Thomas atoned for several early hiccups by scoring the go-ahead TD with 11:11 left, the Seahawks gained just 3 yards in their final three possessions, the last one ending with Adam Jones' interception at midfield with no time left.

''It's frustrating,'' Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. ''Third downs we were lousy (2 for 12) and we didn't run the ball as well as we wanted (64 yards) and we got sacked a bunch of times. It was not a very clean game for us.''

Wilson put the Seahawks ahead 24-20 when he found Tyler Lockett all alone for a 51-yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter.

HOMECOMING KING

Brandon Marshall's 20-yard TD catch for Seattle tied it at 17 and came against the team he started his career with back in 2006.

NO DOUBTING THOMAS

One of Keenum's interceptions came when Demaryius Thomas, who also had three passes go off his hands and was whistled for a holding call that negated a first-down run, never looked back and safety Earl Thomas snared it in his first game since ending his holdout Wednesday.

''I thought I had a pick-6,'' said Thomas, who was caught at the 15-yard line by Broncos speedy running back Phillip Lindsay.

No matter: Six seconds later, rookie tight end Will Dissly blew past rookie linebacker Bradley Chubb and hauled in the 15-yard TD pass.

''Just glad to get through the first game and get that out of the way,'' said Earl Thomas, who returned to the team after his pay-me-or-trade-me demands went nowhere.

SOMERSAULT CELEBRATION

Denver took a 14-10 lead when Emmanuel Sanders somersaulted into the end zone with a 43-yard score. That was his first touchdown since Week 2 of last season.

''It was good to get back in the end zone so I decided to bust out the flip,'' Sanders said. ''It felt good.''

TWIN TROUBLE

Shaquill Griffin's twin brother, rookie linebacker Shaquem Griffin, started the game with K.J. Wright out following minor knee surgery. It's another chapter in the remarkable story of Griffin , who had his left hand amputated as a child.

The Griffins had back-to-back tackles on Seattle's second defensive series.

INJURIES: The only injury of note from either team was Seattle WR Doug Baldwin (right MCL sprain).

UP NEXT:

Seahawks: Visit Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

Broncos: Host Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

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Key Players
R. Wilson 3 QB
298 PaYds, 3 PaTDs, 2 INTs, 5 RuYds
25
FPTS
C. Keenum 4 QB
329 PaYds, 3 PaTDs, 3 INTs
25
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 11:11
B.McManus extra point is GOOD Center-C.Kreiter Holder-M.King.
plays
yds
pos
24
27
Touchdown 11:18
C.Keenum pass short right to De.Thomas for 4 yards TOUCHDOWN. The Replay Official reviewed the pass completion ruling and the play was Upheld. The ruling on the field stands.
7
plays
75
yds
3:35
pos
24
26
Point After TD 14:46
S.Janikowski extra point is GOOD Center-T.Ott Holder-M.Dickson.
plays
yds
pos
24
20
Touchdown 14:55
R.Wilson pass deep middle to T.Lockett for 51 yards TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
75
yds
2:15
pos
23
20
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:11
B.McManus 53 yard field goal is GOOD Center-C.Kreiter Holder-M.King.
4
plays
0
yds
00:54
pos
17
20
Point After TD 6:02
S.Janikowski extra point is GOOD Center-T.Ott Holder-M.Dickson.
plays
yds
pos
17
17
Touchdown 6:09
R.Wilson pass deep right to B.Marshall for 20 yards TOUCHDOWN.
5
plays
41
yds
1:56
pos
16
17
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:34
B.McManus 51 yard field goal is GOOD Center-C.Kreiter Holder-M.King.
6
plays
30
yds
2:33
pos
10
17
Point After TD 10:24
B.McManus extra point is GOOD Center-C.Kreiter Holder-M.King.
plays
yds
pos
10
14
Touchdown 10:40
C.Keenum pass deep middle to E.Sanders for 43 yards TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
75
yds
3:30
pos
10
13
Field Goal 14:08
S.Janikowski 35 yard field goal is GOOD Center-T.Ott Holder-M.Dickson.
6
plays
78
yds
1:46
pos
10
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:10
B.McManus extra point is GOOD Center-C.Kreiter Holder-M.King.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 6:18
C.Keenum pass short left to P.Lindsay for 29 yards TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
75
yds
2:54
pos
7
6
Point After TD 9:04
S.Janikowski extra point is GOOD Center-T.Ott Holder-M.Dickson.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 9:10
R.Wilson pass short left to W.Dissly for 15 yards TOUCHDOWN.
1
plays
15
yds
00:06
pos
6
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 24:52 35:08
1st Downs 13 25
Rushing 1 8
Passing 10 15
Penalty 2 2
3rd Down Conv 2-12 4-12
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 306 470
Total Plays 55 72
Avg Gain 5.6 6.5
Net Yards Rushing 64 146
Rush Attempts 16 32
Avg Rush Yards 4.0 4.6
Net Yards Passing 242 324
Comp. - Att. 19-33 25-39
Yards Per Pass 7.3 8.3
Sacked - Yards Lost 6-56 1-5
Penalties - Yards 7-45 7-60
Touchdowns 3 3
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 3 3
Other 0 0
Turnovers 3 3
Fumbles - Lost 3-1 0-0
Int. Thrown 2 3
Punts - Avg 6-57.5 6-42.7
Return Yards 50 9
Punts - Returns 3-11 2-9
Kickoffs - Returns 2-39 0-0
Int. - Returns 3-0 2-0
Kicking 4/5 5/5
Extra Points 3/3 3/3
Field Goals 1/2 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 1-2 -50% 1-1 -100%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-1 -0% 1-1 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Seahawks 0-1 737724
Broncos 1-0 7103727
242 PASS YDS 324
64 RUSH YDS 146
306 TOTAL YDS 470
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
R. Wilson 3 QB
25
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.6% 298 3 2 92.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.6% 596 6 4 92.7
R. Wilson 19/33 298 3 2 25
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
C. Carson 32 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 51 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 102 0
C. Carson 7 51 0 24 5
R. Penny 20 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 16 0
R. Penny 7 8 0 5 3
R. Wilson 3 QB
25
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 10 0
R. Wilson 2 5 0 5 25
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
W. Dissly 88 TE
16
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 105 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 210 2
W. Dissly 5 3 105 1 66 16
T. Lockett 16 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 59 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 118 2
T. Lockett 4 3 59 1 51 11
B. Marshall 15 WR
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 46 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 92 2
B. Marshall 6 3 46 1 20 10
R. Penny 20 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 35 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 70 0
R. Penny 5 4 35 0 15 3
C. Carson 32 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 28 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 56 0
C. Carson 5 3 28 0 14 5
N. Vannett 81 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 22 0
N. Vannett 2 1 11 0 11 1
J. Brown 18 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 14 0
J. Brown 3 1 7 0 7 0
T. Madden 38 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 14 0
T. Madden 1 1 7 0 7 0
D. Baldwin 89 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
D. Baldwin 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Moore 83 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
D. Moore 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
T. Flowers 37 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-2 0 0.0
T. Flowers 7-1 0.0 0 0
J. Reed 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-0 0 0.0
J. Reed 6-0 0.0 0 0
Sh. Griffin 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-0 0 0.0
Sh. Griffin 6-0 0.0 0 0
B. McDougald 30 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 2 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-0 4 0.0
B. McDougald 5-0 0.0 2 0
B. Wagner 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
B. Wagner 4-1 0.0 0 0
Q. Jefferson 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
Q. Jefferson 3-0 0.0 0 0
A. Calitro 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
A. Calitro 3-0 0.0 0 0
T. Thompson 33 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
T. Thompson 3-1 0.0 0 0
B. Mingo 51 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
B. Mingo 2-1 0.0 0 0
Sh. Griffin 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
Sh. Griffin 2-0 0.0 0 0
R. Green 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
R. Green 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Johnson 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. Johnson 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. Stephen 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
S. Stephen 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Coleman 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Coleman 1-0 0.0 0 0
F. Clark 55 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 2.0
F. Clark 1-0 1.0 0 0
M. Dickson 4 P
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Dickson 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Hill 42 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Hill 1-0 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
S. Janikowski 11 K
6
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 3/3
SEASON FG XP
2/4 6/6
S. Janikowski 1/2 35 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Dickson 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 59.0 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
12 59.0 8
M. Dickson 6 59.0 4 69
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Lockett 16 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 19.5 30 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 19.5 30 0
T. Lockett 2 19.5 30 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Lockett 16 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 3.7 9 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 3.7 9 0
T. Lockett 3 3.7 9 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
C. Keenum 4 QB
25
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.1% 329 3 3 84.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.1% 658 6 6 84.2
C. Keenum 25/39 329 3 3 25
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
P. Lindsay 30 RB
16
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 71 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
30 142 0
P. Lindsay 15 71 0 14 16
R. Freeman 28 RB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 71 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
30 142 0
R. Freeman 15 71 0 17 7
D. Booker 23 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 8 0
D. Booker 2 4 0 2 1
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
E. Sanders 10 WR
19
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
11 10 135 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 270 2
E. Sanders 11 10 135 1 43 19
De. Thomas 88 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 6 63 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 126 2
De. Thomas 10 6 63 1 23 12
C. Sutton 14 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 2 45 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 90 0
C. Sutton 5 2 45 0 25 4
P. Lindsay 30 RB
16
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 31 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 62 2
P. Lindsay 3 2 31 1 29 16
J. Butt 80 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 29 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 58 0
J. Butt 4 2 29 0 22 2
J. Heuerman 82 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 30 0
J. Heuerman 1 1 15 0 15 1
D. Booker 23 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 22 0
D. Booker 2 2 11 0 7 1
M. LaCosse 83 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
M. LaCosse 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Patrick 81 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
T. Patrick 2 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
T. Davis 51 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-0 0 0.0
T. Davis 8-0 0.0 0 0
V. Miller 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 3.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-2 0 6.0
V. Miller 6-1 3.0 0 2
B. Marshall 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-6 0 0.0
B. Marshall 3-3 0.0 0 0
J. Simmons 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 2 0.0
J. Simmons 3-1 0.0 1 0
A. Jones 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 2 0.0
A. Jones 2-0 0.0 1 0
B. Roby 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
B. Roby 2-0 0.0 0 0
S. Barrett 48 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 2.0
S. Barrett 2-0 1.0 0 0
S. Ray 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
S. Ray 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Wolfe 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Wolfe 1-0 0.0 0 0
W. Parks 34 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
W. Parks 1-1 0.0 0 0
C. Harris 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 2.0
C. Harris 1-1 1.0 0 0
B. Chubb 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.5
B. Chubb 1-2 0.5 0 0
S. Harris 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
S. Harris 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Stewart 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-6 0 0.5
D. Stewart 0-3 0.5 0 0
D. Peko 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-4 0 0.0
D. Peko 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. McManus 8 K
9
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 3/3
SEASON FG XP
4/4 6/6
B. McManus 2/2 53 3/3 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. King 1 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 44.5 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
12 44.5 6
M. King 6 44.5 3 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Jones 24 DB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 4.5 9 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 4.5 9 0
A. Jones 2 4.5 9 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:23 SEA 16 1:42 3 4 Punt
9:21 DEN 15 0:06 1 15 TD
6:10 SEA 32 1:40 3 7 Punt
0:56 SEA 5 1:46 6 78 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:29 SEA 25 2:31 3 1 Punt
5:25 SEA 25 3:34 7 47 FG Miss
1:14 SEA 18 1:09 3 1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 SEA 16 1:30 3 9 Punt
9:06 SEA 26 0:40 2 14 Fumble
8:13 DEN 41 1:56 5 41 TD
3:51 SEA 20 0:46 3 3 INT
2:01 SEA 25 2:15 7 75 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:11 SEA 25 2:40 4 5 Punt
5:14 SEA 22 1:36 3 -4 Punt
1:08 SEA 12 1:01 4 2 INT
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DEN 25 2:49 7 14 Punt
10:43 DEN 10 1:19 3 14 INT
9:04 DEN 25 2:54 7 75 TD
4:42 DEN 2 3:45 7 41 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:59 DEN 25 3:30 6 75 TD
8:08 DEN 37 2:33 6 30 FG
2:00 DEN 36 0:42 3 38 INT
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:38 DEN 6 4:35 7 24 Punt
6:02 DEN 25 2:21 5 12 Punt
3:01 SEA 35 0:54 4 0 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:46 DEN 25 3:35 7 75 TD
8:38 DEN 13 3:27 5 20 Punt
3:40 DEN 19 2:27 6 42 Punt