Seahawks force Peyton Manning interception on their first blitz of the game

The Seattle Seahawks picked a perfect time for their first blitz of the game.

Rushing three and four early, the Seahawks sent six rushers on third and 7 late in the first quarter, and it resulted in a Peyton Manning interception.

Cliff Avril rushed hard off the left edge and forced Manning up in the pocket. Manning appeared to have Julius Thomas open, but linebacker Bobby Wagner jumped in Manning's passing lane, changing the arm angle and linebacker K.J. Wright appeared to make up ground in coverage. Combine that with an off-target throw, and it went right to safety Kam Chancellor.

Chancellor bobbled the ball, but he made the pick and gave the Seahawks excellent field position and a chance to add to their defensively dominant 8-0 lead.

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