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Earl Thomas didn't miss a beat after missing the entire offseason

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. Just have to get the rest of the secondary on the same wavelength.The six-time Pro Bowl safety picked off a pass and collected five tackles Sunday in Seattle's 27-24 l oss at Denver 72 hours after he reported to the Seahawks with his pay-me-or-trade-me demand having failed on both counts.Still http://www.authenticsdenverbroncos.com/cheap-jeff-heuerman-jersey , it wasn't up to the standards set by the old "Legion of Boom" defense that's imploded like Seattle's Kingdome with the offseason departures of Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor."Just glad to get through the first game and get that out the way," Thomas said. "That's it. It felt like we did pretty good up front, but it was just sometimes throughout the game it was small little plays that we should've had, we didn't communicate right and they had big plays."Coach Pete Carroll managed Thomas' snaps as he said he would. Thomas had four days of practice after ending his holdout Wednesday."I think I had about 65 plays," Thomas said. "I felt good. I felt like my training with my brother and my team back home has been great and has been right on it. The only thing right now is my big toe hurt and my feet hurt, but that's about it."Oh, and his feelings.His Instagram post on Wednesday morning announcing his return made it clear Thomas wasn't happy or satisfied.By reporting last week, Thomas assured he won't miss out on his roughly $500,000 weekly paychecks. But he wants more than the $8.5 million he'll make in 2018 in the final year of the four-year, $40 million contract he signed in 2015 after Seattle's win over Denver in Super Bowl 48."During the game I'm not thinking about it," Thomas said. "I'm out here having fun with B-Mac (safety Bradley McDougald) and the guys. So, I'm not thinking about it. When I get asked about it, it definitely runs across my mind."Other takeaways from Denver's 18th win in its last 19 home openers:ROOKIE RUSHERSBroncos rookie running backs Royce Freeman, the Pac-12's all-time rushing touchdown leader at Oregon, and Philip Lindsay took different paths to the NFL. Freeman was a third-round draft choice and Lindsay signed as an undrafted free agent after not even getting an invitation to the combine.Their debuts were identical http://www.authenticsdenverbroncos.com/cheap-courtland-sutton-jersey , however: 15 carries for 71 yards, a 4.7-yard average.While Lindsay added a 29-yard TD catch-and-scamper, Freeman helped salt away the win with several strong runs in the closing minutes, two of which covered 17 and 15 yards just before the 2-minute warning."I mean, first game you're going to have a little bit of nerves," Freeman said, "but they churn more to excitement."RECEIVER'S REDEMPTIONDemaryius Thomas had an awful start as three passes went off his hands, his holding call negated a 12-yard run and a miscommunication led to an interception in the first half."It was like my first game again," Thomas said. "I was so excited to be back on the field. Those first three plays were kind of tough, kind of tough. Couple quick drops."Quarterback Case Keenum never lost faith in the ninth-year veteran, who bounced back with six catches for 63 yards and scored the winning TD with his tip-toeing 4-yard grab in the fourth quarter."Demaryius is just like all of us — he's human," Keenum said. "I know he's going to make the play when he needs to. I have no doubt in him. I'm going to keep slinging him the ball."DISSLY DEBUTThe book on Seahawks rookie tight end Will Dissly coming out of Washington was that he's a strong blocker. He proved he's much more than that Sunday.The fourth-round draft pick twice burst past linebacker Bradley Chubb, the fifth overall pick in the draft, first for a 15-yard TD catch and then for a 66-yard gain that set up a field goal."It was just a cool opportunity to go out there that first game and do something special," said Dissly White Derek Wolfe Jersey , who caught three passes for 105 yards."He was on fire," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "He was like Mike Ditka out there."DOUBLE TROUBLEShaquill Griffin's twin brother, rookie linebacker Shaquem Griffin, started the game with K.J. Wright out following minor knee surgery. It's another chapter in the remarkable story of Griffin, who had his left hand amputated as a child.The Griffins had back-to-back tackles on Seattle's second defensive series. Shaquill had six tackles and Shaquem two."There is no better feeling," Shaquem said of playing in the pros alongside his twin. The Los Angeles Rams (5-0) are an offensive powerhouse, but they have lacked in one key area and that is on defense where they also give up a lot of points. Not quite as bad as the Kansas City Chiefs, but bad enough to give the Denver Broncos (2-3) some hope if they can find a way to, well, get out of their own way.The mood around Broncos Country is one of despair and acceptance of losing. Losing is something we have all come to except in the Vance Joseph era and collectively we don’t think it will be much different this week with the Mile High Report staff predicting a 37-21 home loss.Here is how we expect things to play out individually.Broncos 31, Rams 28Never give up, never surrender! That is my motto this week as I predict yet another Broncos win - which is something I have done every week this year. I feel like this is Joseph’s last chance to change the narrative of this season and get things back on track in a big way. Do I think it’s likely? Not really, but I have to go into each game hoping for the best - especially this early into a season. - Tim LynchRams 44, Broncos 2431-3 at halftime. Then Case Keenum is benched and Chad Kelly comes in to usher in a new era as our franchise quarterback.What will the final score be? Not a clue as I’m not sure if the Rams will call off the dogs and prevent defense their way home, or if Chad Kelly lights it up and keeps it within 3 scores. But I know at some point http://www.authenticsdenverbroncos.com/cheap-garett-bolles-jersey , it will be a 28+ point game. - Pete BaronRams 32, Broncos 17The Rams are going to want to make a statement against the Broncos on Sunday. Wade Phillips will have his defense fired up, and things could get ugly quick. As I mentioned on The MHR Radio Podcast, after three quarters the Rams will probably be up by enough to call off the dogs. The game will be over at 32-0 heading into the fourth, but Keenum will snag a few garbage time points in the fourth against the backups. 32-17 Rams. - Adam MalnatiRams 38, Broncos 21I think Lindsay and Royce go HAM against a weak Rams run D but the Broncos turn into the same pass happy outfit they’ve been so far as Jared Goff torches the secondary. Denver scores 21 but gives up more than 5 touchdowns. - Joe RowlesRams 51, Broncos 23I think its 51-23, Rams.That was the score of the Eagles game last year and this season is shaping up to look pretty close to last year’s season.I think Denver comes out with some energy, but succumbs to turnovers and their losing ways in the second half. - Jeff EssaryRams 34, Broncos 9Most seem to agree the weather is the only chance the Broncos have on Sunday. The Rams want to prove they have what it takes to win on the road in the cold and snow. Todd Gurley is going to absolutely shred the Broncos defense — think Bo Jackson on Tecmo Bowl — and the Rams D will own the line of scrimmage, thus taking away the only thing Denver does well on offense. At least Bill Musgrave won’t be surprised by the calls this week. Of course, Wade Phillips and the Rams will benefit from the Broncos not playing one of their better run-blocking offensive lineman. - Ian St. ClairGive us your score predictions in the comments section below. If you dare...

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