Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Seattle Seahawks sit at .500 after step back from winning formula

Chargers open up as underdogs against Seahawks Chargers open up as underdogs against Seahawks
Kristopher Love | 07 November, 2018, 06:34

Rivers completed just 50% of his passes for 228 yards, but he didn't turn the ball over and threw a pair of touchdowns along the way.

The Seahawks have reached the midway point of a season that started with a two-week dip into the nether regions of the National Football League standings, rebounded with four wins in the span of five games, and now has been cast into doubt following a loss to the Chargers. Hard to call that a good game, especially when you consider that Seattle allowed 19 points in the first half, most of any game this season.

Desmond King provided the deciding points for Los Angeles (6-2) by stepping in front of Wilson's pass for Moore and returning it 42 yards for a touchdown with 6:44 remaining to give the Chargers a 25-10 lead. This play design is great versus Cover 3 defenses with three deep defenders, and since the Chargers primarily play. "There's always going to be some growing time and we saw that the first two weeks of the season". The loss dropped Seattle back to even at 4-4. His 34-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter gave him 34 TDs in his past 36 games after going scoreless in his first 14 games. The Seahawks finished with 154 yards rushing, but starter Chris Carson didn't play the final 2 ½ quarters due to a lingering hip injury. Carson had just eight carries, leaving Mike Davis as the primary back. McDougald will likely be a very limited participant in practice this week, but Carroll said he was pleased with the performance of backup Delano Hill stepping in for McDougald, who has been one of Seattle's top defensive players this season.

Despite all that, Wilson almost pulled off another fourth-quarter rally.

Chargers: Travel to Oakland to face the Raiders.