Denver's defense leads Broncos past Seahawks 23-20

Associated Press
Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee (23) lunges through the defense of Seattle Seahawks defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson (97) and cornerback David Vobora to cross the goal line for a touchdown in the second quarter of a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
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DENVER (AP) — Kyle Orton led Denver back from a shaky start with two touchdown drives and the Broncos' defense throttled Tarvaris Jackson in a 23-20 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday night.

Jeff Reed tied it at 20 with a 53-yard field goal with 1:16 left in regulation, but Tim Tebow had a 19-yard scramble in leading the Broncos downfield for Steven Haushka's 51-yarder as time expired.

The Broncos (2-1) sacked Jackson five times, with Von Miller getting two and Elvis Dumervil 1½. Dumervil missed last season after tearing a chest muscle in training camp shortly after parlaying his 17-sack season into a big contract.

The Broncos sputtered without him and chose Miller out of Texas A&M with the second overall draft pick in April. Miller has three sacks in the preseason.

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