Aaron Rodgers' Magic Caps a Wild First Sunday (Albert Breer, MMQB)_ You have to like the way Keenum kept swinging._ His teammates certainly did. "We're not going to get down, that's Case, that's some of us other players as leaders on this team," receiver Demaryius Thomas told the Denver media. "Forget those things and play on. That's going to be our personality. We're not going to carry all that negative stuff around with us." On the game-winning drive against Seattle, Keenum was nails: 4-for-4 for 39 yards and the clinching touchdown.
He's a Vonster. Linebacker Von Miller too much for Seahawks to handle in Broncos' victory (Mark Kiszla, Denver Post)_ He's the Vonster. Half rhinestone cowboy, half football cyborg, like nothing the NFL has ever seen, and a force of nature quarterbacks like Seattle's Russell Wilson hope never to see again._
It wasn't always smooth, but it was a win, 27-24 over Seattle (Ryan O'Halloran, Denver Post)_ Last year became a more distant memory because the Broncos were able to win their seventh consecutive season opener. Lose at home to a Seattle team in transition and there would have a here-they-go-again storyline surrounding the Broncos. It would not have erased the foundation Joseph spent the previous nine months building — new coaches, new players and new culture — but it would have been a blow._
Case Keenum shows why the Broncos went out to get him (Jeff Legwold, ESPN)_
When the Denver Broncos surveyed the free-agency landscape this offseason in search of a quarterback, they wanted a player who could dig himself, and the team, out of trouble._
Sacks, an oxygen mask and a starring rookie class: How the Broncos edged the Seahawks in the season opener (Nicki Jhabvala, The Athletic)_ "When he got the first one, I was like, 'OK, he's something special,'" rookie linebacker Bradley Chubb said. "When he got the second one, I was like, 'OK, he needs to slow down. I need to get one.' And when he got the third one, I was like, 'This is his game and nobody can take that from him.'"_
Broncos' Texas duo troubles Seattle (Woody Paige, Colorado Springs Gazette)_
The two good ol' guys from Texas, in essence and intrinsically, crossed paths for the first time of the afternoon as one was leaving the interview room and the other entered._
Case Keenum's Broncos deliver perfectly imperfect win in season opener against Seahawks (Paul Klee, Colorado Springs Gazette)_
What transpired afterward, away from the cameras, is why the Broncos are going to be better than anyone outside their locker room and hallways seems to believe._
FMIA Week 1: On seven-hour games, undefeated Browns and the greatest game Aaron Rodgers ever played (Peter King, FMIA)When it was over, someone asked Rodgers what he was thinking when he looked up and saw the score in the third quarter: 20-0. "Seven times three," Rodgers said.
Von Miller has three sacks, moves into top 50 all time (Charean Williams, Pro Football Talk)_ Miller moved into sole possession of 50th place on the league's all-time sacks list. He now has 86.5, having just started his eighth season after the Broncos made him a first-round pick out of Texas A&M._