Seahawks Offense Overpowers Chargers, take Top Spot in Division

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Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III carries the ball against the Chargers in the first half.(Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)

INGLEWOOD – Many counted the Seahawks out early, way back before the season even started. lone NFL team in the Northwest, has appeared to use that as fuel. The Seattle Seahawks traveled to Southern California and stun the Los Angeles Chargers as they pick up the win 37-22. The Blue and Green may have been favored, but the Chargers got good news that Keenan Allen would be ready to go, which slightly changed the lines.

Early on, the Seahawks’ Defense stepped up and helped the Hawks jump ahead of the Bolts 17-0 in the first quarter. It wasn’t until three minutes into the second quarter that the Chargers got on the board. Though with the early struggles, the Chargers were not able to catch up.

Both sides lost some key players: for the Seahawks it was WR DK Metcalf, FB Nick Bellore, and G Phil Haynes. For the Chargers, well they took another blow to their defense when they lost J.C. Jackson. The Chargers DB had to be carted off the field with a lower body injury. Also losing WR Mike Williams to a lower body injury.


Rookie running back Kenneth Walker III was the star of the show, rushing for 168 yards with two touchdowns in the contest. Essentially putting the game on ice when he tore through the defense for a 74-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter — a one-play scoring drive that gave Seattle a 37-16 lead.

The Seahawks QB, who leads the NFL in completion percentage did not play bad himself. He completed 20-of-27 passes for 210 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Those touchdown passes were caught by nine-year veteran Marquise Goodwin.

“We’re not done, we have a lot of work to do,” said Seahawks QB Geno Smith. “This is just the start of the season for us, and we got to get this thing rolling. We’re extremely excited about where we’re at, but we know we need to keep getting better and keep moving forward.”

The Second TD connection for Smith and Goodwin


The Chargers were able to get back in the game on the rushing touchdown by Ekeler. As well as a touchdown pass from Justin Herbert to Williams. From there, the Chargers didn’t score again until the 3:44 mark of the second half. They did get a safety early in the final period.

Herbert finished 33-of-51 passing for 293 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, which works out to just 5.7 yards per attempt. Ekeler led the team with 12 catches for 96 yards, but rushed just nine times for 31 yards.

“Were 4-3, through seven games we have had to fight really hard to be 4-3, we’ve endured a lot,” said Chargers head coach Brandon Staley. “The season is in front of us. The reason why we’re 4-3, and not 5-2 is because we didn’t play good enough football today, we didn’t coach well enough today. We need to take advantage of the bye, get rested and come back together and play as a team.”

Seattle (4-3) will return home and host the New York Giants (6-1). While the Chargers (4-3) will have a bye.

This story will be updated.

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