The San Diego Chargers first team defense opened the game by getting repeatedly gashed on the ground by the Seattle Seahawks' impressive stable of running backs. They also drew penalty after penalty and generated zero pass rush. Seattle's dominant drive ended in the seemingly inevitable rushing touchdown from the 1 yard line. Perhaps the most worrisome part, though, was when Lissemore fell awkwardly and appeared to injure himself.
The first team offense gave Chargers fans a little more reason for hope than the defense. The offensive line held up well. Donald Brown and Danny Woodhead both broke tackles. Philip Rivers was sharp. The return of Malcom Floyd is going to continue to make Chargers fans happy. Unfortunately, the drive was cut short when Keenan Allen was held and the referees kept their flags in their pockets.
Mike Scifres then reminded us of why we're not upset that he's the highest paid punter in the NFL when he pinned the Seahawks inside their 5 yard line. Unfortunately, the defense decided it was a good time to remind us that they're basically incompetent without Eric Weddle on the field. Somehow, they eventually held Seattle to a field goal.
One series of Philip Rivers was apparently enough for the coaching staff, and the offense simply did not function against Seattle without him. Russell Wilson played yet another series for Seattle, though, and they waltzed down the field before Wilson capped the drive off by jogging into the end zone. Where this game went completely off the rails, though, is when Jahleel Addae had to come out of the game with a hamstring injury.
A late Kellen Clemens to Keenan Allen touchdown kept the Chargers from being shut out in the first half.
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