DENVER (AP) Lightning strikes in Denver forced a 46-minute delay in the Seattle Seahawks' preseason game against the Broncos.
The Seahawks were lining up at their 10-yard line with a 1:30 left in the first quarter for Russell Wilson's second series when the teams were told to retreat to their locker rooms.
Officials announced a lightning strike within the eight-mile perimeter of Sports Authority Field triggered the automatic delay at 7:42 p.m., although it was actually sunny at the stadium at the time.
The teams returned to the field and play resumed at 8:28 p.m. following a requisite 10-minute warmup.
The Broncos led 7-0 following Ronnie Hillman's 1-yard TD run that capped a 14-play drive that ate up 9:09. The Broncos' longest drive in 2013 lasted 7:08.
AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL