BY SPNW Staff 07:18AM 01/30/2014

Seahawks vs. Broncos: Top performances, plays

John Elway threw 44 TDs passes in his career against the Seahawks, but Dave Krieg had the only two 400-yard games of his career against Denver.

Dave Krieg produced two 400-yard passing games during his career, both against the Denver Broncos. / Wiki Commons

Hall of Famer John Elway owns eight of the top passing performances by a Denver quarterback in the history of the Broncos’ rivalry with the Seahawks. Curt Warner has four of the top rushing performances by a Seattle player against Denver. The following are the best individual efforts in the history of the series, as well as the longest plays:

Top Seattle rushing performances vs. Denver

Year Date Player Yards TDs
1986 Dec. 20 Curt Warner 192 3
1990 Sept. 23 Derrick Fenner 144 3
2001 Oct. 14 Shaun Alexander 142 2
1986 Oct. 26 Curt Warner 139 0
1985 Oct. 20 Curt Warner 136 0
1983 Nov. 6 Curt Warner 134 0
1988 Dec. 11 Curt Warner 126 4
1994 Nov. 13 Chris Warren 122 1
1995 Oct. 1 Chris Warren 115 3
1999 Dec. 19 Ricky Watters 115 1
1988 Dec. 11 John L. Williams 109 0
1991 Nov. 24 John L. Williams 109 0
1995 Dec. 10 Chris Warren 101 1
1985 Dec. 20 Curt Warner 92 1

Top Denver rushing performances vs. Seattle

Year Date Player Yards TDs
1998 Oct. 11 Terrell Davis 208 1
2000 Nov. 26 Mike Anderson 195 2
1999 Dec. 19 Olandis Gary 183 0
1998 Dec. 27 Terrell Davis 178 0
2002 Nov. 17 Clinton Portis 136 0
2006 Dec. 3 Tatum Bell 133 0
1995 Dec. 10 Glyn Milburn 131 0
2000 Dec. 10 Mike Anderson 131 2
1990 Sept. 23 Bobby Humphrey 129 0
1996 Sept. 8 Terrell Davis 111 0
2001 Dec. 9 Terrell Davis 109 0
1997 Sept. 7 Terrell Davis 107 1
1996 Dec. 1 Terrell Davis 106 1
1994 Oct. 9 Leonard Russell 103 0
1997 Nov. 2 Terrell Davis 101 0

Top Seattle passing performances vs. Denver

Year Date Player Yards TDs
1983 Nov. 20 Dave Krieg 418 3
1984 Nov. 25 Dave Krieg 406 3
1984 Dec. 15 Dave Krieg 334 2
1991 Sept. 15 Jeff Kemp 322 0
1982 Nov. 21 Jim Zorn 318 1
1979 Dec. 8 Jim Zorn 308 2
2000 Dec. 10 Jon Kitna 298 3

Top Denver passing performances vs. Seattle

Year Date Player Yards TDs
1985 Dec. 20 John Elway 432 1
1989 Oct. 22 John Elway 344 2
1987 Sept. 13 John Elway 338 4
1998 Dec. 27 John Elway 338 4
1987 Dec. 13 John Elway 335 1
1986 Oct. 26 John Elway 321 1
2010 Sept. 19 Kyle Orton 307 2
1990 Sept. 23 John Elway 297 3
1984 Nov. 25 John Elway 275 2

Top Seattle receiving performances vs. Denver

Year Date Player Yards TDs
1984 Nov. 25 Steve Largent 191 1
1995 Dec. 10 Brian Blades 127 0
2000 Nov. 26 Ricky Watters 126 0
1989 Nov. 26 Brian Blades 122 0
1991 Sept. 15 Tommy Kane 122 0
1983 Nov. 20 Paul Johns 116 0
1978 Sept. 23 Steve Largent 110 0
1996 Dec. 1 Joey Galloway 108 1
1987 Dec. 13 Ray Butler 107 2
1991 Sept. 15 Brian Blades 107 0
2001 Dec. 9 Darrell Jackson 104 1
1982 Nov. 21 Paul Johns 103 0
1979 Dec. 8 Sam McCullum 102 0
1986 Dec. 20 Steve Largent 101 0

Top Denver receiving performances vs. Seattle

Year Date Player Yards TDs
1998 Dec. 27 Rod Smith 158 1
1989 Nov. 26 Vance Johnson 154 2
1988 Dec. 11 Mark Jackson 137 1
1989 Oct. 22 Mike Young 137 0
1998 Oct. 11 Rod Smith 136 1
1979 Sept. 23 Riley Odoms 125 0
1999 Nov. 14 Ed McCaffrey 125 1
1990 Sept. 23 Vance Johnson 120 0
1983 Nov. 20 Steve Watson 119 1
1997 Nov. 2 Rod Smith 114 1
2000 Dec. 10 Ed McCaffrey 112 1
1983 Nov. 6 Steve Watson 110 1

Longest touchdown runs

Year Date Team Player Distance
2000 Nov. 26 Broncos Mike Anderson 80
1986 Dec. 20 Seahawks Curt Warner 60
2001 Oct. 14 Seahawks Shaun Alexander 60
2000 Nov. 26 Broncos Rod Smith 50
1985 Oct. 20 Broncos Sammy Winder 36
1983 Nov. 20 Broncos Gerald Willhite 24
1995 Dec. 10 Seahawks Chris Warren 24
1994 Nov. 13 Seahawks Chris Warren 23
2010 Sept. 19 Seahawks Matt Hasselbeck 20
1979 Dec. 8 Seahawks Sherman Smith 17
1982 Nov. 21 Broncos Gerald Willhite 15

Longest touchdown passes

Year Date Team Players Distance
1984 Nov. 25 Seahawks Dave Krieg to Daryl Turner 80
1983 Nov. 20 Broncos Gary Kubiak to Steve Watson 78
1987 Sept. 13 Broncos John Elway to Steve Sewell 72
2006 Dec. 3 Broncos Jay Cutler to Brandon Marshall 71
1991 Sept. 15 Broncos John Elway to Ricky Nattiel 61
1987 Sept. 13 Broncos John Elway to Vance Johnson 59
1997 Nov. 2 Broncos John Elway to Rod Smith 59
1989 Oct. 22 Broncos John Elway to Vance Johnson 54
1983 Nov. 20 Seahawks Dave Krieg to Byron Walker 50
1993 Nov. 28 Broncos John Elway to Shannon Sharpe 50
1998 Oct. 11 Broncos John Elway to Rod Smith 50
1998 Oct. 11 Broncos John Elway to Mike Pritchard 50

Longest Field Goals

Year Date Team Kicker Distance
1980 Dec. 21 Broncos Fred Steinfort 55
1986 Oct. 26 Seahawks Norm Johnson 53
1993 Oct. 31 Seahawks John Kasay 53
1997 Nov. 2 Seahawks Todd Peterson 52
2002 Nov. 17 Seahawks Rian Lindell 52
1997 Sept. 7 Broncos Jason Elam 51
2006 Dec. 3 Seahawks Josh Brown 50
1990 Dec. 23 Broncos David Treadwell 49
1997 Nov. 2 Broncos Jason Elam 48
1980 Dec. 21 Seahawks Efren Herrera 47
1986 Oct. 26 Broncos Rich Karlis 47
1995 Dec. 10 Broncos Jason Elam 46
1999 Dec. 16 Broncos Jason Elam 46
1985 Oct. 20 Broncos Rich Karlis 45
1989 Nov. 26 Broncos David Treadwell 45
1995 Oct. 1 Seahawks Todd Peterson 45
1999 Dec. 16 Seahawks Todd Peterson 45

Longest returns / interceptions

Year Date Team Player Distance
2000 Dec. 10 Broncos Jimmy Spencer 79
2001 Oct. 14 Seahawks Reggie Tongue 55
1984 Dec. 15 Broncos Steve Foley 40
1997 Sept. 7 Broncos Darrien Gordon 32
1982 Nov. 21 Seahawks Bruce Scholtz 31
2006 Dec. 3 Seahawks Darryl Tapp 25
1998 Oct. 11 Broncos Darrin Smith 23
2002 Nov. 17 Broncos Deltha O’Neal 22
2000 Nov. 26 Broncos Jimmy Spencer 21
1980 Nov. 23 Broncos Don Latimer 15

Longest returns / punts

Year Date Team Player Distance
1996 Sept. 9 Seahawks Joey Galloway 88
2001 Oct. 14 Broncos Deltha O’Neal 86
1999 Dec. 19 Broncos Chris Watson 81
1980 Nov. 23 Seahawks Will Lewis 75

Longest returns / fumbles

Year Date Team Player Distance
1995 Dec. 10 Seahawks Antonio Edwards 83
2000 Nov. 26 Seahawks Michael Sinclair 63
1999 Dec. 19 Broncos Glenn Cadrez 37
1997 Sept. 7 Seahawks Chad Brown 26
1991 Nov. 24 Broncos Warren Powers 22
2000 Nov. 26 Seahawks Chad Brown 10
1990 Sept. 23 Broncos Karl Mecklenburg 2

Longest returns / blocked punts

Year Date Team Player Distance
1985 Nov. 20 Seahawks Terry Taylor 15

YourThoughts

  • jafabian

    I remember the bomb Kreig threw to Turner against Denver. Coach Knox wanted to go for the jugular early. First play of the game the Bronco defense blitzed and Turner just blew past the secondary, ending the play with his trademark tomahawk spike. That set the tone of the game and Largent ended up having an incredible game. I’d love to see Russell Wilson open the Super Bowl like that though I expect more of a Chuck Knox type of approach offensivly to open things.

  • oldfan

    Just love seeing the picture of Dave Kreig. Still one on my all time favorite Hawks.