DENVER — The Seahawks are World Champions. There’s no disputing that.
But a columnist in Denver is calling the Hawks dominant Super Bowl victory against the Broncos — 43 – 8 — “fluky.”
Wait, what? That’s right.
The Broncos beat the Seahawks 21 – 16 Thursday night in the preseason opener, but it was hardly a Super Bowl rematch.
As expected, the majority of the game was played by guys fighting for a spot on the final 53-man roster. Quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Peyton Manning only played a couple of drives each.
“Let’s not be silly about this.
An encouraging preseason opener is a long way from a Super Bowl beatdown. Revenge is for February, maybe even September, but never in August.
Yet, there was satisfaction, maybe even a touch of glee, in the Broncos for not only standing up to the bullying Seattle Seahawks, but landing a punch or two.”
From there, Klis goes on to write that this preseason game meant something to the Broncos “especially against the Seahawks.”
“At the very least, the Broncos may have proved to themselves, if not quite the rest of the NFL, that the 43-8 whipping they took from the Seahawks back in February was somewhat fluky.”
Giving Klis the benefit of the doubt, Q13 FOX News Sports Director Aaron Levine wondered if that’s what he really meant.
Either way, we haven’t seen the last of the Broncos. The team heads to Seattle to take on the Hawks in Week 3 of the regular season.
12s, what do you think?
Here’s the front page of the Denver Post’s sports section: