Too little, too late results in 25-17 loss as Chargers beat Seahawks

A balanced attack by the LA Chargers chipped away at the Seahawks earning them the victory over a Seattle team that had a hard time manufacturing yards at times. The result was a Seahawks team that found themselves behind by 15 points in the 4th quarter and losing 25-17.​

Seattle looked pretty good marching down the field on a 8 minute drive for first blood with a  10 yard strike from Russell Wilson to receiver Jaron Brown. however, after an injury to Chris Carson, that would be the last offense that the Hawks would see for a while. ​

The Chargers scored 3 unanswered touchdowns in the first half. They relied on the feet of Melvin Gordan the hands of Keenan Allen, and the arm of Phillip Rivers. Gordan would carry the ball 16 times for a 113 yards and a TD, Allen would catch 6 passes (usually for 1st downs) and accumulate 124 yards and as usual Rivers would be clutch with 2 TDs on the day.​

The Seahawks made the game pretty close with a drive in the 4th quarter culminating in a Nick Vannett TD with 1:50 remaining.  A three and out by the Chargers would then see Russell Wilson and company march all the way to the 1 yard line for a chance to tie the game. ​

The Hawks got lucky with a pass interference call on LA on the final play in regulation. But with no time left, Wilson fired a pass at David Moore which fell incomplete off a tip by the defender.  ​

The game was close, as the hawks had 356 yards to LA’s 375. However, a lack of pass rush on Rivers and a Russell Wilson pick-6 made this game look miserable. If the Hawks are going anywhere this season, they will need to stop getting into 3rd and long and get some pass rush on the opposing QBs. We will see if these adjustments can be made 1/2 way through the season as Seattle is now 4-4.

 

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Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He’s a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.

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Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He's a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.