Broncos’ Case Keenum matches three interceptions with three touchdowns


Broncos quarterback Case Keenum delivered credit to his team’s defense after Sunday’s 27-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks. The Broncos won despite Keenum throwing three interceptions, the second-most in a game of his career.

“They did a great job,” Keenum said. “Saved my butt. I appreciate those guys.”

The Broncos defense produced three turnovers and six sacks.

Two of Keenum’s interceptions led to Seattle touchdowns and one interception came when the Broncos were in field-goal range.

“It was 17 points that I’m responsible for,” Keenum said. “I know that, I realize that and it’s something I’m going to fix and be better at.”

Not the best debut, but Keenum did complete 25 of 39 passes for 329 yards and touchdowns to Phillip Lindsay (29 yards), Emmanuel Sanders (43) and Demaryius Thomas (four). The Thomas score came with 11:11 remaining to put Denver ahead for good.

Keenum’s first interception appeared to be a miscommunication with Thomas, who kept running down the middle of the field. His second interception was an attempt to Sanders down the right sideline. And his third was trying to force a pass to tight end Jake Butt.

“A couple of bad reads,” Keenum said. “Trying to make the big play. Two of them were on first down and another one, we were in the two-minute drive (late in the first half) and had moved the ball down the field and have three points in our back pocket. That took three points off the board.”

Bowlen breaks tie. The Broncos’ victory was owner Pat Bowlen’s 349th (regular season/playoffs) career win, breaking a tie with the Raiders’ Al Davis for fifth all-time by a team owner.

Bowlen, who bought the team in 1984, is 328-215-1 in the regular season and 21-15 in the playoffs.

The only NFL owners who have won more games than Bowlen: Bud Adams (Houston/Tennessee 409), Ralph Wilson (Buffalo 390), Lamar Hunt (Kansas City 381) and Art Modell (Cleveland/Baltimore 353).

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