On This Day in Broncos History: September 23

Quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks is sacked for a loss by defensive end Malik Jackson of the Denver Broncos during the third quarter at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on August 18, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Seahawks defeated the Broncos 30-10. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)


September 23, 1990 -- In 1990, Denver hosted the Seattle Seahawks in a game which turned into a shootout. The teams combined for 325 rushing yards (Denver 141, Seattle 184) and 510 passing yards (Denver 297, Seattle 213).

The Seahawks started the scoring taking the opening possession of the game and driving 79 yards in 6:48 to take a 7-0 lead. Denver answered with an 83 yard drive for a touchdown to tie the score at 7-7. On Seattle's next possession, sacked Seahawk QB Dave Krieg. This play resulted in a 28 yard loss and a fumble by Krieg at the Seattle 2-yard line. Broncos LB Karl Mecklenburg recovered the fumble and had the presence of mind to roll into the end zone for a touchdown. Seattle responded with a touchown drive to open the second quarter and force a 14-14 tie. However, Denver scored on two of their next three possessions (a 29-yard touchdown pass from Elway to WR Mark Jackson and a 1-yard touchdown pass from Elway to RB Mel Bratton). This gave the Broncos a 28-14 edge at the half. Seattle controlled the third quarter adding a field goal and then a touchdown to close the gap to a 28-24 score. Broncos K David Treadwell put Denver up by 7 with a 27-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. The Seahawks replied with a touchdown drive to tie the score at 31-31. Denver missed a field goal on their next possession. Seattle had a chance to win, but also missed a field goal.

The Seahawks got the ball first in the overtime period and missed their second consecutive field goal. Denver did not let this opportunity slip away, marching 66 yards then kicking the winning field -- a 25-yarder by David Treadwell.

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