Following their first preseason defeat since 2016, the Seahawks head to Los Angeles for their second exhibition of the year. Which position battles will clear up in the SoCal smog? Follow along for updates and analysis from the StubHub Center.
Seattle Seahawks (0-1)
at Los Angeles Chargers (0-1)
7 p.m. | StubHub Center | Carson, Calif.
TV: Ch. 13/113 (HD) | Radio: 710 AM/97.3 FM | Stream: Seahawks.com
4:31 | Chargers 21, Seahawks 14 Alex McGough finally broke through. The Seahawks’ rookie quarterback, who struggled throughout training camp and the preseason opener last week, threw his first professional touchdown pass in the fourth quarter on Saturday — a perfect 12-yard fade to wide receiver Malik Turner. Earlier in the drive, he connected to speedy wide receiver Cyril Grayson Jr. down the right sideline for a 39-yard gain. He also hit Grayson alone in the corner of the end zone for a successful two-point conversion. — Mike Vorel
Rasheem Green picked up 1.5 sacks in his professional debut against the Colts last week, and he provided a suitable sequel on Saturday. Early in the fourth quarter, the rookie defensive end had already piled up four tackles, four quarterback hits, two tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. Green is competing for a more prominent role behind starter Branden Jackson. — Mike Vorel
HALF | Chargers 14, Seahawks 6
David Moore needed to show something on Saturday, and he did. The 6-foot, 215-pound wide receiver made two catches on the Seahawks’ third drive of the night, the most spectacular being a 52-yard jump ball he won between a pair of Chargers defensive backs. Moore is competing with the likes of Brandon Marshall, Marcus Johnson, Amara Darboh and Damore’ea Stringfellow for an available spot on the Seahawks’ 53-man roster. — Mike Vorel
The Seahawks’ top two wide receivers are seemingly set in veterans Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett. And, if Saturday’s game is any indication, Jaron Brown is a clear No. 3. Brown — a 6-foot-3, 204-pound veteran — caught two passes for 74 yards in the first two drives alone, while also being interfered with during a 45-yard reception. Brown’s chemistry with starting quarterback Russell Wilson is already evident. — Mike Vorel
12:58 | Chargers 7, Seahawks 6 DAVID MOORE! Wow, Russell Wilson hits the second-year receiver fighting for a roster spot for 52 yards, then goes right back to him just short of the goal line. You might remember Moore’s impressive catch last week, too. But the Seahawks once again can’t get into the end zone. Chris Carson fumbles at the goal line, recovered for a touchback by former Seahawk Brandon Mebane.
0:29 | Chargers 7, Seahawks 6 Seattle’s starting right guard, D.J. Fluker, left the game with a finger injury in the first quarter and was listed as doubtful to return. Fluker suffered the injury on the first play of Seattle’s second offensive possession. He was replaced by second-year player Jordan Roos. — Bob Condotta
5:52 | Chargers 7, Seahawks 3 Touchdown, Chargers. Philip Rivers marched his San Diego squad down the field with ease, going 4-4 for 41 yards. Melvin Gordon finished it off with a 2-yard TD dash up the middle on his fourth carry of the drive.
There’s no doubt Chris Carson is the Seahawks’ starting running back, and he wasted little time showing why on Saturday. The second-year pro out of Oklahoma State carried two times for 16 yards in Seattle’s opening drive, while also having a nifty 23-yard touchdown run wiped out by a penalty on tight end Will Dissly. Mike Davis also spelled Carson, carrying once for three yards, during the drive. — Mike Vorel
11:05 | Seahawks 3, Chargers 0 Chris Carson appeared to get the Seahawks on the board with an impressive TD run, breaking away from the San Diego defense. But he apparently had some help. TE Will Dissly got the play called back with a block in the back. Instead, the Seahawks settled for a 33-yard field goal, notably giving the first kick to Jason Myers.
Sebastian Janikowski got the second attempt, nailing a chip shot from 25 yards.
The Seahawks have arrived:
6:42 p.m. Veteran cornerback Byron Maxwell did not suit up for the second straight preseason game. Instead, Tre Flowers got the start at right CB. The battle to play opposite Shaquill Griffin is one thing Bob Condotta is watching tonight. Here’s more roster notes for the Seahawks.
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