A recap of the Seahawks’ 41-14 victory over the San Diego Chargers in their preseason home opener at CenturyLink Field on Friday night:
PLAYER OF THE GAME: RUSSELL WILSON
The third-year quarterback led the No. 1 offense on four consecutive scoring drives as the Seahawks jumped to a 24-0 lead in the first half. Wilson ran for two touchdowns and also completed 11 of 13 passes for 121 yards.
“He played really well,” coach Pete Carroll said. “He really made great decisions, moving and getting out, and didn’t let them hit him and all that. I thought Russell was really dialed in. He played really good football.”
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“They’re Super Bowl champs for a reason and they played like it.”
– Chargers free safety Eric Weddle
On the game-opening drive to a 1-yard TD run by running back
“I thought offensively, we really clicked,” Wilson said. “We really made a lot of great plays out there.”
And the line of those making great plays formed behind Wilson.
PLAYS OF THE GAME
“They let Terrelle take off and, boy, that was a tremendous play,” Carroll said. “It was a great burst of speed. He made it look awfully easy. To score from 40-something yards out that easily, pretty impressive.”
“I’ve got to see it again, but I thought it was a perfectly executed two-hand jam,” Carroll said. “It was a great play.”
INJURY REPORT: MICHAEL BENNETT A PRE-GAME SCRATCH
Turbin’s game-high 81 rushing yards were three more than the Chargers generated, and part of the Seahawks’ 243-yard rushing performance.
The Seahawks’ middle linebackers combined for 13 tackles – seven for Coyle and six for
O’Brien Schofield had one of the Seahawks’ five sacks, as well as four QB hits.
The Seahawks and Chargers ran the same number of plays (57), but the Seahawks averaged 7.1 yards and the Chargers 4.2.
After being penalized 13 times for 131 yards in their preseason opener against the Broncos last week, the Seahawks had eight penalties for 48 yards against the Chargers.
Fans attending the game donated $81,482 to benefit relief efforts for the Washington wildfires and the Oso mudslide victims.