Seahawks defense impressive, offense productive in Seattle’s 48-17 preseason drubbing of Chargers

Seattle Seahawks linebacker runs back interception against LA Chargers in preseason. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Seattle Seahawks linebacker Terence Garvin runs back interception against LA Chargers in preseason. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Outside of the first drive for the Chargers that resulted in a touchdown and a big play in the second quarter that allowed another TD, the Seahawks defense was in midseason form as the group created four turnovers and returned an INT for six in Seattle’s 48-17 victory at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA.

Yet, not to be outdone by the defense, the offensive group put on an efficient show and scored on eight of 11 drives in the game.

Second-year backup QB Trevor Boykin had an impressive performance completing 12 of 15 passes for 189 yards and a TD. Boykin looked comfortable throughout the game and was in command of the Seahawks offense as the QB also scrambled when needed for 31 yards with a score.

Journeymen QB Austin Davis signed in the offseason completed 7 of 9 passes for 108 yards to close out the game.

Starter Russell Wilson played one series running one time and completing 3 passes for 41 yards. So all-in-all, the QB situation looks to be in good hands at this point.

Second year wide receiver out of Washington Kasen Williams had a break-out performance making big grabs down the sideline for 119 yards on four targets with four receptions.

Starting running back Thomas Rawls ran twice for five yards on one drive before successfully leaving the field healthy. Chris Carson scored two TDs and Alex Cross broke the plane for pay-dirt.

New foot forward

Potentially one of the most impactful changes this season for the Seahawks will be in the kicking game as the normally surefooted (outside of some recent extra point breakdowns) Stephen Hauschka has been replaced by the veteran Blair Walsh.

But at least for one preseason game, Walsh was spot-on as the kicker converted all 6 of his extra-point attempts and booted two field goals, the longest being a 42-yard kick to get Seattle on the board in the first quarter.

Injuries

Wide receiver Paul Richardson left the field early in the first half with a reported AC sprain.

Next Up

The Seahawks return to CenturyLink Field for the preseason home-opener next Friday night as they face the visiting Minnesota Vikings.

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