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2013 Broncos: At Seattle

Published: January 21, 2014, 1:27 pm, by Paul Klee


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Next up: Seattle. In Week 2 of the preseason, another event had the eye of Seattle residents: HempFest. (Ironic, no?) Hundreds of residents gathered in a nearby park to celebrate their favorite herb. On the field, Seattle defensive back Brandon Browner was a wrecking ball. Browner won’t play in the Super Bowl, however, having been suspended by the NFL for violating the substance-abuse policy.

Turns out, this was a Super Bowl preview.

The game: Seahawks 40, Broncos 10 (preseason).

The date: Aug. 17.

The site: CenturyLink Stadium, Seattle.

The photos: CenturyLink Stadium, a tribute to the “12s” in the field-level tunnel, John Elway photograph in the press box, quarterback Russell Wilson.

The notable: Champ Bailey left the locker room on crutches. Derek Wolfe was taken off the field in an ambulance. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was still recovering from an ankle injury. Yes, it was that kind of a season.

The column:  Alongside a flooding Puget Sound, Broncos’ defense looks waterlogged.

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