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Three Things to Watch: Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks

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Three Things to Watch: Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks

It wasn't a pretty win over the San Francisco 49ers, but the Denver Broncos will take it. The Seattle Seahawks, meanwhile, trashed the San Diego Chargers.

Here are three things to keep your eye on when the two kick off at 10pm EST.

1) Ladies and Gents, meet the future of the Denver Broncos: Brock Osweiler. The strides Osweiler has made over the past year has been impressive to say the least and we got a taste of it last week with his 105 yard performance. He looked sharp with all 13 of his completions and while he wasn't perfect, he was very sharp. Peyton Manning has some mileage left, but the Broncos look to be in good hands whenever he hangs his cleats up.

2) Seattle Seahawks rookie running back Christine Michael had a great game last week. Marshawn Lynch is under a big contract but he's had his off-field issues. Could Michael be the answer in the near future? If he keeps this up he could see some more work this season and having both backs running well is a very scary thing for opposing defenses.

3) If Montee Ball is going to see the field for the Broncos, he's going to need to do more than he did last week, especially in pass protection. The offensive line has some concerns, though it was OK last week. However you cannot get on the field if you get Peyton Manning killed. He's going to have to show more over the next few weeks.

Andrew Garda is a member of the Pro Football Writers Association. He is also a member of the fantasy football staff at and an NFL writer at Bleacher Report. You can follow him at @andrew_garda on Twitter.

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Tommy G's picture

It's a good game to watch since we have these chicken hawks next week.

Al Dante's picture

Seattle looked Superbowl ready.
1. Defensive line has zero wide bodies like Jolly or Raji. they are all stout, fast and attack the backfield rathey than try and take up space. Two different coaching philosophies at work here.

2. Defensive backs were 6'1 6'2, strong hands, fast, sure tacklers and covered ground fast and all but smothered the Denver pass. Our 5'10 late rounders are cheap, smallish, so so tacklers, oft confused on coverage assignements and give up huge plays.

3. Running game is as strong as any other teams and the passing game with a mobile Wilson already looks fine tuned in game two.

Final observations, this team lost quick at all positions, always in attack mode and plays up tempo. Quality talent at all levels on this team.

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