KANSAS CITY -- The Seahawks trail the Chiefs 13-3 at halftime from Arrowhead Stadium, and as head coach Pete Carroll said would be the case, Seattle's starting units have seen limited play time in the preseason opener.
Quarterback Russell Wilson led just one drive in the half, finding Doug Baldwin twice for 23 yards and Tyler Lockett once for 11 yards before having a ball intended for Jermaine Kearse picked off by Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters in the end zone. Wilson finished the day 3-of-6 for 34 yards.
At running back, with Thomas Rawls, C.J. Prosise, and Zac Brooks sitting out resting injuries, veteran Christine Michael had a nice showing, consistently running through tackles to rack up 44 yards on seven carries (6.3-yard average) in the first quarter.
Seattle's starting offensive line, a unit made up of Bradley Sowell at left tackle, Mark Glowinski at left guard, Justin Britt at center, Germain Ifedi at right guard, and Garry Gilliam at right tackle, saw action into the second quarter.
Following Wilson's early exit, rookie Trevone Boykin took over at quarterback and led a 10-play, 20-yard drive that ended with a 52-yard field goal from kicker Steven Hauschka early in the second quarter.
Seattle's starting defense, meanwhile, saw two series in the first quarter, giving up an eight-play, 49-yard touchdown drive on the Chiefs' opening possession that was capped by a 1-yard run from former Seahawks running back Spencer Ware. Mostly backups made up the Seahawks' defense in the second quarter, when Kansas City tacked six more points on the board.
After winning the coin toss to start the game and choosing to defer to the second half, the Seahawks will start with the football to open the third quarter.
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