Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton led Denver back from a shaky start with two touchdown drives and the Broncos’ defense throttled Tarvaris Jackson in a 23-20 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
Seattle kicker Jeff Reed tied it at 20 with a 53-yard field goal with 1:16 left in regulation, but Tim Tebow had a 19-yard scramble in leading the Broncos downfield for Steven Haushka’s 51-yarder as time expired.
The Broncos (2-1) sacked Jackson five times, with Von Miller getting two and Elvis Dumervil 1 1/2.
Dumervil missed last season after tearing a chest muscle in training camp shortly after parlaying his 17-sack season into a big contract. The Broncos sputtered without him and chose Miller out of Texas A&M with the second overall draft pick in April. Miller has three sacks in the preseason.
Granted, it was against the Seahawks, but the duo of Dumervil and Miller was very impressive. IDP owners should take note. Jackson played into the 4th quarter and threw for only 93 yards. His signing remains one of the greatest mysteries of the 2011 offseason. Tebow was the only quarterback who played for Denver besides Orton.