Video Highlights Of The Seahawks 20-14 Win Over The Chargers

Published on August 17, 2009 by     Seahawk Fanatic

090815ryan450Defense: Any time a defensive end intercepts a pass, it’s noteworthy. When that interception comes on a screen pass, well, it’s the defensive play of the game. That’s what rookie Nick Reed did on the second play of the fourth quarter. Reed’s pick ended a Chargers’ drive that had reached midfield, and set up the first of two 38-yard field goals by Brandon Coutu.

Special teams: The best of Ryan’s punts – that booming 77-yarder. It came on the series after the Chargers had scored to cut the lead to 20-14. It forced the Chargers to drive the long field on their final possession, which reached the Seahawks’ 34-yard line before No. 3 QB Charlie Whitehurst threw a trio of incompletions.

Facing a first down from the Chargers’ 18-yard line late in the third quarter, rookie quarterback Mike Teel went to wide receiver Mike Hass for a touchdown that put the Seahawks ahead to stay 14-7. The throw was nice and the catch was even better.

Jon Ryan. The punter? Selecting the punter usually means no one else did anything. But not on this night, when there were plenty of other candidates. It’s just that Ryan kicked the Seahawks out of one hole after another, in a game where field position proved to be paramount. He averaged 52.4 yards on eight punts, including a 77-yarder in the fourth quarter. His net average of 41.1 yards would have been even better if two of his punt hadn’t skipped into the end zone for touchbacks.

Rookie QB Mike Teel hooked up with Ben Obomanu on a 21-yard pass play on the Seahawks’ first possession, and defensive ends Nick Reed and Derek Walker teamed up to snuff the Chargers’ first series. Reed, a rookie from Oregon, beat Chargers backup left tackle L.J. Shelton for a second-down sack; while Walker tipped Charlie Whitehurst’s third-down pass incomplete.

On the Seahawks’ third possession, Teel completed passes to tight end Joe Newton (12 yards) and fullback David Kirtman (9 yards), before Chargers linebacker Antwan Applewhite intercepted his next pass – after it was tipped by Obomanu and Chargers cornerback Antoine Cason.

But the Seahawks got the ball right back – with their best field position of the evening – when Walker recovered a fumble at the Chargers’ 39-yard line that was forced by fellow defensive end Baraka Atkins.

Teel then cashed in on the big play by the defense, passing 18 yards to No. 18 – former Oregon State wide receiver Mike Hass, who beat Chargers cornerback Brandon Hughes.

The Seahawks got the ball back again, when Kelly Jennings intercepted a poor throw by Whitehead to give Seattle the ball at the Chargers’ 41.

Reed. Walker. Teel. Newton. Kirtman. Atkins. Hass. All are harboring hopes of landing spots on the 53-man roster.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

Hroniss-Grasu

Three draft prospects who could fit Seahawks’ needs on offensive line

Donovan Smith was going through relatively rote answers to yet more questions at the NFL’s scouting combine in ...

Schneider knows what he’s looking for in new Seahawks

Given this is the sixth time John Schneider has sat with media for a casual pre-draft conversation, he’s ...
Tuesday Round Up  Bruce Irvin and Jimmy Graham squash their  beef  in Hawaii   Seattle Seahawks

Bruce Irvin and Jimmy Graham squash their “beef” in Hawaii

Irvin, Graham Squash The Beef Prior to the team taking off to Hawaii for player-organized offseason workouts this past ...
d51b7967cd7fce1bfa7a4df85436c60b_crop_north

Report: Michael Bennett wants trade to Atlanta, new contract

Maybe there’s a reason Greg Hardy’s taking a trip to Seattle. Apparently, one of their pass-rushers wants out, which ...
GrahamJohnDavidMercerUSAToday

Seahawks trading Center Max Unger for TE supreme Jimmy Graham

The Seahawks just made the biggest splash of the brand-new league year. New Orleans has agreed to send superstar ...
richard-sherman-reaction-to-malcolm-butler-interception

Another Season in the Books – By: Richard Sherman

POSTED BY: RICHARD SHERMAN 2014 was a wild but great year. It was a tremendous growing year for me ...
150306-lynch-660

Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks sign two-year extension

The Seattle Seahawks plan to keep Marshawn Lynch around for the long haul.The team announced Friday that Lynch ...
150306-miller-600

Zach Miller released by Seattle Seahawks

Veteran tight end Zach Miller is looking for a new job after four years in Seattle. The Seahawks announced ...

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

lat-noise-wre0011368363-20130915

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz