Daniel Hunter's 20-yard interception return set up Rich Karlis' 34-yard field goal 9:19 into overtime today, giving the Denver Broncos a 13-10 NFL victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

The regulation 60 minutes were filled with tough defensive football, with the Broncos taking a 10-point lead, then yielding 10 points in the last 17 minutes.

Seattle won the toss in overtime, but in three possessions could not make a first down.

Dave Krieg, on third and 18 at his 11, made the game's big mistake when he threw a desperation sideline pass that Hunter intercepted at Seattle's 35.

After he returned the ball to the 15, the Broncos ran three conservative plays before calling on Karlis.

Last year against Seattle at Mile High Stadium, his field-goal attempt hit the left upright, kept the game from being tied and ended Denver's 10-game winning streak.

The Broncos scored on their first series when Sammy Winder ended an 80-yard drive with a 36-yard run. Karlis made it 10-0 with a 45-yard field goal 4 1/2 minutes into the third period.

Steve Largent scored for Seattle with 1:46 left in the third period on a nine-yard pass from Krieg and Norm Johnson's 39-yard field goal tied the score with 5:46 left in the fourth period.

Denver won for the third straight week and improved to 5-2, remaining in a tie with the Los Angeles Raiders atop the AFC West. Seattle is 4-3.

Seattle had a chance to win the game in regulation when it moved the ball to its 46-yard line with two minutes left. But Mike Harden's interception ended that threat.

Seattle receiver Paul Skansi left the game with a back injury and teammate Kenny Easley, a defensive back, played despite a concussion.

Denver safety Roger Jackson suffered a pinched nerve in his neck and was sprawled on the field for five minutes before Broncos' trainers allowed him to get up.

Kreig completed only three of 11 passes in the first half.