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First Half Notes: Seahawks at Chargers
Sunday, August 13, 2017 6:43 PM PDT
Midway through their first preseason game of the 2017 season, the Seattle Seahawks lead the Los Angeles Chargers 34-17 at the StubHub Center. Here are a few notes from the first half of football: Read
- From left to right, the Seahawks trotted out the following offensive line to begin the game: George Fant, Luke Joeckel, Justin Britt, Oday Aboushi and Germain Ifedi.
- Seattle’s first-team defense played only the opening series against the Chargers. San Diego pushed the ball 75 yards down the field and put seven on the board after Philip Rivers tossed a 5-yard touchdown to tight end Antonio Gates.
- As expected with Jeremy Lane inactive, rookie Shaquill Griffin started opposite of Richard Sherman at cornerback. On the first pass aimed his way, Griffin was good in coverage and recorded a pass breakup. He also lined up as a nickel back.
- Even though it was just one drive, Earl Thomas looked like his old self. On the play Griffin recorded his breakup, Thomas came flying in and made a nice hit on the intended receiver.
- The Seahawks' first team offense played one drive just like the defense, and it resulted in a 42-yard field goal by kicker Blair Walsh.
- Russell Wilson completed 3-of-4 passes for 41 yards and had one run for five yards.
- Paul Richardson caught two of Wilson’s passes and recorded 30 yards. One of his catches was a spectacular one-handed grab, which is seriously becoming a regular thing for him.
- Thomas Rawls received the first batch of carries among Seahawks running backs. Rawls carried the ball twice and gained five yards.
- The Seahawks had two interceptions in the first half and they both weren’t by defensive backs. The first interception was by linebacker Terence Garvin, who caught a deflected ball and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown. The second pick was by defensive lineman Tylor Harris, who caught a tipped pass courtesy of Nazair Jones. In total, Seattle scored 17 points off turnovers in the first half.
- In his first game, Eddie Lacy carried the ball four times for 10 yards with Seattle’s second unit.
- Filling in for Wilson after the first drive, backup quarterback Trevone Boykin completed 7-of-9 passes for 101 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 31 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
- Wide receiver Kasen Williams made two impressive sideline catches for 56 yards