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Statistically, Denver dominated in almost every area of the game and did so by large margins. One of the most impressive (for the defense, at least), is that while Denver converted just 5 of 15 third downs, Seattle converted 0 of 11.
Two other areas where Denver smothered Seattle were 1st downs (Denver 24 to just 14 for the Seachickens) and time of possession (Denver held the ball for over 38 minutes).
With the kind of overall domination exhibited in this game, it becomes a wonder that Denver canít put 7s on the board.
It also eases my worries that the offense is altogether incompetent. I donít get whatís going on, but Iím not especially worried. Yet.
Alleluia, alleluia! Jake Plummer played an entire half with 0 INTs. Sadly, he accumulated an equal number of TDs.
He completed 57% of his passes, which isnít stellar, but isnít crap. But he threw for only 103 yds and had 9 balls land on the ground (though that is considerably better than having them end up in the hands of Seachicken players).
The defense, to no oneís surprise, kicked some Seachicken bootay, allowing only 49 yds rushing for the entire game.
The bad news is that this defense, built with an eye toward interceptions, couldnít come up with even one. With the line putting consistent pressure on the QB, I have to wonder what the Hell is up.
Not that things are falling apart. Seattleís completion percentage was just 42.4%