The Denver Broncos are getting Wes Welker back just in time. The Broncos travel to Seattle today for a rare regular-season Super Bowl rematch against the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Broncos QB Peyton Manning will welcome Welker with open arms as Denver musters up all the firepower it can against Seattle’s Legion of Boom. Seattle may have a surprising 1-1 record, but they always play tough at home.
As you watch today’s Broncos game live keep an eye on whether Manning avoids Seattle defensive back Richard Sherman. Sherman and the Seattle secondary shut down Manning and the Broncos receivers in their Super Bowl rout, but Seattle has the league’s 11th-rated defense and is rated 19th for pass defense through two weeks.
That may be a drop-off Manning can exploit, something he couldn’t do in last year’s Super Bowl. Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker returns for today’s Seahawks game live after serving two games of his original four-game suspension for PED use. Although Manning hasn’t maintained last season’s torrid pace, he’s still outplayed Seahawks QB Russell Wilson through two games and managed the NFL’s second-best quarterback rating at 92.0.
In his defense, Wilson himself hasn’t been reason to watch Seahawks games live this season as the Seahawks have focused on the ground game. Running back Marshawn Lynch has led Seattle to average 157.5 rushing yards per game this season. Lynch has carried the ball 26 times for 146 yards and 2 TDs through two games.
However, two weeks ago against the Packers Wilson connected with a healthy Percy Harvin for 100 combined yards rushing and receiving. If Harvin can rebound from an off game last Sunday (2 carries for 45 yards but no receptions), fans could watch today’s Seahawks game live looking for a win. The Broncos are allowing 300.5 passing yards per game, 31st in the league. No wonder Vegas oddsmakers increased the point spread from 3.5 to 4.5 in favor of the Seahawks.
You can watch the Super Bowl rematch of the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks game live on TV on CBS. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:25pm EST / 1:25pm PST. You can also watch Broncos vs Seahawks online live free streaming Week 3 using the CBS Sports website or DirecTV’s website. The latter requires you to subscribe to the NFL Sunday Ticket MAX package, but all subscribers can watch the game online free via the DirecTV live stream on a smartphone, tablet or PC.