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Broncos vs. Seahawks play of the week: Emmanuel Sanders goes deep

The Denver Broncos have plenty of big plays, but this touchdown from Emmanuel Sanders was a tone-setter for the offense.

We all wondered what kind of offense we would get from the Denver Broncos in 2018 and with this big play we kind of figured it out. It is going to be an explosive one.

The Broncos were coming off a bad interception where Earl Thomas jumped a route combined with a poor throw from Case Keenum, which led to the Seattle Seahawks first touchdown of the game.

Last year, it was those kinds of plays that killed the quarterbacks confidence and led to blowout losses. In this game, it led to outsmarting the defense for a big play. As you can see here, Earl Thomas left the middle of the field open thinking the ball was going to Courtland Sutton.

It wasn’t and Emmanuel Sanders was wide open over the middle and made a great individual effort to get outside of a block by wide receiver Tim Patrick to break Sanders free for the touchdown and the Broncos first lead of the game.

Earl Thomas leaves the middle wide open for Emmanuel Sanders

So for the first time since 2015, the Broncos were playing chess on offense, instead of checkers. The result was an offensive explosion that resulted in seven pass plays of 20+ yards or more.

If this offense cleans up those mistakes, they’ll be winning games by a lot more than three points.