The first touchdown of the 2018 Seattle Seahawks season came courtesy of a takeaway created by none other than Earl Thomas, the future hall-of-fame free safety.
Case Keenum was picked off on the Denver Broncos’ second possession, and Thomas took it back to the Broncos 14-yard line. If you thought there would be rust after the much-publicized holdout, you were dead wrong.
EARL THOMAS IS BACK!!! Interception on the second drive!! Great read for the INT on the seam route. #Seahawks #SEAvsDEN.pic.twitter.com/3o6KhhDNNj— Samuel Gold (@SamuelRGold) September 9, 2018
The Seahawks offense, having gone three-and-out on their opening drive of the year, cashed in with just one play. Russell Wilson used play-action, and found a wide open Will Dissly for the score. A rookie scoring in his debut against a Broncos defense known for being stout against the pass!
TOUCHDOWN WILL DISSLY!!!! Leaks out on the play-action after initially blocking. Love the play call here. #Seahawks #SEAvsDENpic.twitter.com/Q9pCk1N5Qk— Samuel Gold (@SamuelRGold) September 9, 2018
Denver did answer back very well and immediately tied the game up with a 29-yard touchdown to their own rookie Phillip Lindsay, but how can you not be pumped watching Earl get the interception and Dissly getting free off of terrific play-design for the score?