SEATTLE – Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater made the most of his two possessions Saturday night against the Seattle Seahawks, highlighted by one of his best throws this summer.
Bridgewater was 9-of-11 passing for 105 yards, one touchdown and a 136.7 rating in leading the Broncos to two touchdowns. He departed after 23 plays and a 14-0 lead.
Already faced with a tough decision after Drew Lock played well in his start last week at Minnesota, coach Vic Fangio saw Bridgewater show poise and accuracy.
Broncos safety Justin Simmons set up the first drive with his interception of Seahawks quarterback Alex McGough.
Starting from the Seahawks’ 45, Bridgewater opened with a five-yard pass to tight end Eric Saubert after a short roll to the right. Three plays later, on fourth-and-5, Bridgewater showed patience and awareness, climbing the pocket to hit receiver Jerry Jeudy for a 35-yard gain (19 yards post-catch) on a crossing route.
The Broncos took a 7-0 lead on Bridgewater’s 2-yard touchdown pass to receiver KJ Hamler on third down.
Bridgewater’s second drive started at his 13-yard line. No matter.
The Broncos chipped away at the Seattle defense, using 16 plays to score on left guard Dalton Risner’s fumble recovery in the end zone of running back Javonte Williams’ carry.
The Broncos converted two fourth-and-1s (Williams two-yard rush and Bridgewater two-yard sneak). On second-and-9 from the 22, Bridgewater’s finest pass of the month was a 21-yard corner route to Saubert. Denver scored on Williams’ goal line rush two plays later.
That was it for Bridgewater after 23 plays. For the preseason, he is 16-of-19 passing for 179 yards and two touchdowns.
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