Seattle Seahawks Looked Good In Preaseason Win Over Chargers

Colin Cole Sacks Chargers Phillip RiversJim Mora had said his defense would play it “vanilla” in the preseason opener. But the Seahawks also played it aggressively on the Chargers’ first possession, as defensive end Cory Redding got to QB Philip Rivers for a sack on the first down and a big hit from middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu broke up Rivers’ third-down pass to wide receiver Malcom Floyd.

The Chargers drove from their own 20-yard line to the Seahawks’ 42 on their second possession, as Philips fed the ball to LaDainian Tomlinson and Antonio Gates. Tomlinson, playing in his first preseason game since 2005, carried four times for 19 yards; and Gates, a Pro Bowl tight end, caught three passes for 17 yards. But the drive stalled when Philips’ third-down pass to Gates was incomplete, and covered forcefully by strong safety Deon Grant.

Meanwhile, the Seahawks’ offense came up inches short on its first two possessions. T.J. Duckett failed to pick up the needed yard on a third-down carry to end the first series, while QB Matt Hasselbeck was just wide on a third-down throw to tight end John Carlson on the second.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter
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2nd Quarter
TD Michael Bennett, 2 yd run (Nate Kaeding kick is good), 10:16. Drive: 5 plays, 56 yards in 1:59
TD John Owens, 3 yd pass from Seneca Wallace (Brandon Coutu kick is good), 02:20. Drive: 12 plays, 61 yards in 5:55
3rd Quarter
TD Mike Hass, 18 yd pass from Mike Teel (Brandon Coutu kick is good), 04:21. Drive: 3 plays, 39 yards in 1:01
4th Quarter
FG Brandon Coutu, 38 yd field goal , 12:05. Drive: 7 plays, 17 yards in 2:18
FG Brandon Coutu, 38 yd field goal , 06:37. Drive: 7 plays, 60 yards in 3:38
TD Legedu Naanee, 5 yd pass from Charlie Whitehurst (Nate Kaeding kick is good), 03:47. Drive: 8 plays, 69 yards in 2:52

Seattle Seahawks (0-0-0)
TOTAL FIRST DOWNS 17
By Rushing 5
By Passing 9
By Penalty
THIRD DOWN EFFICIENCY 5/15 – 33%
FOURTH DOWN EFFICIENCY 0/0 – 0%
TOTAL NET YARDS 250
Total Rushing/Passing Plays (includes Sacks) 68
Average Gain per Offensive Play 3.7
NET YARDS RUSHING 92
Total Rushing Plays 33
Average Gain per Rushing Play 2.8
Tackled for a Loss (Number-Yards) 5-8
NET YARDS PASSING 158
Times Sacked (Number-Yards) 0 – 0
Gross Yards Passing 158
PASS COMP-ATT-INT 21 – 35 – 1
Average Gain per Passing Play (includes Sacks) 4.5
KICKOFFS (Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks) 5 – 1 – 0
PUNTS (Number-Average) 8 – 52.4
Blocked 0
Net Punting Average 41.1
FGs BLOCKED – PATs BLOCKED 0 – 0
TOTAL RETURN YARDAGE (excludes Kickoffs) 19
Punt Returns (Number-Yards) 3 – 14
Kickoff Returns (Number-Yards) 3 – 42
Interception Returns (Number-Yards) 2 – 5
PENALTIES (Number-Yards) 3 – 25
FUMBLES (Number-Lost) 0 – 0
TOUCHDOWNS 2
Rushing 0
Passing 2
Interceptions 0
Kickoff Returns 0
Fumble Returns 0
Punt Returns 0
EXTRA POINTS (Made-Attempted) 2 – 2
Kicking (Made-Attempted) 2 – 2
Two Point Conversions (Made-Attempted) 0 – 0
FIELD GOALS (Made-Attempted) 2 – 2
RED ZONE EFFICIENCY 2/2 – 100%
GOAL TO GO EFFICIENCY 1/1 – 100%
SAFETIES 0
FINAL SCORE 20
TIME OF POSSESSION 30:27

San Diego Chargers (0-0-0)
TOTAL FIRST DOWNS 20
By Rushing 2
By Passing 17
By Penalty
THIRD DOWN EFFICIENCY 5/16 – 31%
FOURTH DOWN EFFICIENCY 0/1 – 0%
TOTAL NET YARDS 384
Total Rushing/Passing Plays (includes Sacks) 74
Average Gain per Offensive Play 5.2
NET YARDS RUSHING 55
Total Rushing Plays 21
Average Gain per Rushing Play 2.6
Tackled for a Loss (Number-Yards) 2-4
NET YARDS PASSING 329
Times Sacked (Number-Yards) 4 – 12
Gross Yards Passing 341
PASS COMP-ATT-INT 28 – 49 – 2
Average Gain per Passing Play (includes Sacks) 6.2
KICKOFFS (Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks) 3 – 0 – 0
PUNTS (Number-Average) 7 – 43.1
Blocked 0
Net Punting Average 38.3
FGs BLOCKED – PATs BLOCKED 0 – 0
TOTAL RETURN YARDAGE (excludes Kickoffs) 30
Punt Returns (Number-Yards) 5 – 30
Kickoff Returns (Number-Yards) 5 – 120
Interception Returns (Number-Yards) 1 – 0
PENALTIES (Number-Yards) 5 – 75
FUMBLES (Number-Lost) 1 – 1
TOUCHDOWNS 2
Rushing 1
Passing 1
Interceptions 0
Kickoff Returns 0
Fumble Returns 0
Punt Returns 0
EXTRA POINTS (Made-Attempted) 2 – 2
Kicking (Made-Attempted) 2 – 2
Two Point Conversions (Made-Attempted) 0 – 0
FIELD GOALS (Made-Attempted) 0 – 1
RED ZONE EFFICIENCY 2/3 – 66%
GOAL TO GO EFFICIENCY 2/2 – 100%
SAFETIES 0
FINAL SCORE 14
TIME OF POSSESSION 29:33

Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
M. Teel 7/15 75 1 1
S. Wallace 8/12 40 1 0
M. Hasselbeck 3/5 27 0 0
J. Rowe 3/3 16 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Moore 8 32 0 8
J. Forsett 12 27 0 9
T. Duckett 6 18 0 5
J. Jones 4 15 0 8
S. Wallace 2 2 0 3
J. Rowe 1 -2 0 -2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
B. Obomanu 2 31 0 24
M. Hass 1 18 1 18
C. Taylor 2 18 0 10
L. Payne 2 13 0 7
N. Burleson 1 12 0 12
J. Newton 1 12 0 12
J. Carlson 1 10 0 10
D. Kirtman 2 9 0 9
J. Kent 1 8 0 8
D. Butler 2 7 0 7
J. Forsett 1 5 0 5
T. Houshmandzadeh 1 5 0 5
J. Griffith 1 3 0 3
J. Owens 1 3 1 3
M. Bumpus 1 2 0 2
O. Schmitt 1 2 0 2
C. Morrah 0 0 0 0
Fumbles FUM LOST REC YDS
B. Atkins 0 0 0 0
D. Walker 0 0 1 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. Coutu 2/2 38 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG I20 LG
J. Ryan 8 41.1 2 77
M. Scifres 4 42.5 3 55
T. Spencer 3 32.7 0 43
Kickoff Returns NO AVG TD LG
D. Moore 2 18 0 25
D. Butler 1 6 0 6
Punt Returns NO AVG TD LG
D. Butler 2 5 0 11
J. Forsett 1 3 0 3
Defense T-A SCK INT FF
K. Hobbs 6-0 0.0 0 0
W. Herring 5-0 0.0 0 0
M. Floyd 4-0 0.0 0 0
D. Hawthorne 4-0 0.0 0 0
M. Bennett 3-0 1.0 0 0
L. Hill 3-1 0.0 0 0
J. Adams 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Babineaux 2-0 0.0 0 0
A. Curry 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Grant 2-1 0.0 0 0
L. Laury 2-1 0.0 0 0
B. Mebane 2-0 0.0 0 0
B. Atkins 1-1 1.0 0 1
R. Bryant 1-1 0.0 0 0
C. Cole 1-1 0.0 0 0
C. Greene 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Jennings 1-0 0.0 1 0
D. Philistin 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Redding 1-0 1.0 0 0
N. Reed 1-0 1.0 1 0
S. Simmons 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Tapp 1-0 0.0 0 0
L. Tatupu 1-1 0.0 0 0
C. Wallace 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Fisher 0-1 0.0 0 0
B. Russell 0-1 0.0 0 0
D. Walker 0-3 0.0 0 0

Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
C. Whitehurst 15/29 193 1 2
B. Volek 8/12 122 0 0
P. Rivers 5/8 26 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
M. Bennett 6 21 1 9
D. Sproles 4 11 0 6
L. Tomlinson 4 10 0 6
G. Johnson 5 8 0 4
L. Naanee 1 3 0 3
M. Tolbert 1 2 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
C. Martin 5 67 0 17
C. Davis 3 64 0 41
K. Wilson 3 49 0 32
M. Floyd 1 37 0 37
G. Banks 3 31 0 20
L. Naanee 3 30 1 14
A. Gates 3 17 0 6
G. Johnson 2 15 0 9
V. Jackson 1 13 0 13
L. Tomlinson 1 8 0 8
J. Hester 1 5 0 5
C. Chambers 1 4 0 4
D. Sproles 1 1 0 1
M. Bennett 0 0 0 0
K. Sperry 0 0 0 0
Fumbles FUM LOST REC YDS
C. Whitehurst 1 1 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
N. Kaeding 0/1 0 2/2 2
Punting NO AVG I20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG TD LG
C. Martin 3 24 0 25
C. Davis 2 24 0 27
Punt Returns NO AVG TD LG
C. Davis 3 6 0 11
G. Banks 2 5 0 10
Defense T-A SCK INT FF
K. Burnett 5-1 0.0 0 0
B. Hughes 5-0 0.0 0 0
A. Applewhite 4-0 0.0 1 0
J. Tucker 4-1 0.0 0 0
T. Dobbins 3-1 0.0 0 0
V. Martin 3-0 0.0 0 0
K. Ellison 2-0 0.0 0 0
K. Grennan 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Holt 2-0 0.0 0 0
O. Nwagbuo 2-2 0.0 0 0
P. Oliver 2-2 0.0 0 0
I. Scott 2-0 0.0 0 0
B. Siler 2-2 0.0 0 0
C. Spillman 2-0 0.0 0 0
E. Weddle 2-1 0.0 0 0
J. Williams 2-0 0.0 0 0
E. Bakhtiari 1-1 0.0 0 0
A. Cason 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. Castille 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Cromartie 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. Gregory 1-1 0.0 0 0
S. Merriman 1-0 0.0 0 0
L. Castillo 0-2 0.0 0 0
A. Felder 0-1 0.0 0 0
C. Hart 0-1 0.0 0 0
S. Phillips 0-2 0.0 0 0