Key Matchups to Watch as Seahawks Square Off with Chargers

Key Matchups to Watch as Seahawks Square Off with Chargers

Key Matchups to Watch as Seahawks Square Off with Chargers

Last Sunday versus the Chargers, things couldn't have been more different as Wilson put together one of his worst games of the season.

Rivers became the fourth quarterback in league history to start 200 straight games, joining Brett Favre, Eli Manning and Peyton Manning.

Minutes later, trailing by a touchdown, Jarran Reed dropped Rivers for a 10-yard loss to force a late punt, and give Seattle a chance to tie in the final two minutes.

But don't worry, Melvin Gordon is completely healthy and running WILD!

One of the biggest missed opportunities happened at the start of the second quarter on Seattle's second drive. 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.

Seattle also didn't have answers for Keenan Allen, who had 124 yards on six receptions.

Carson didn't play much after the first quarter, spending most of the time on the sideline with a wrap on his upper left leg due to a hip injury. Most analysts figured he would be a full go coming off an extra week to rest but given his status for Sunday, experts fear that Gordon's injury is more severe than initial reports have implied. Carson had 40 yards on eight carries before going to the bench.

McDougald didn't play in the second half with a knee injury that Carroll said was "pretty sore" on Monday. After all, if the Seahawks aren't opening holes in the ground game it stands to reason they might be giving up overwhelming pass pressure as well.

Overall Seattle got the better of the Chargers in the special teams department all day. "He affected all of us. his wisdom and his charity and his love for this area".

Sturgis is the first kicker with missed a PAT and field goal in three consecutive games since 1979.

Chargers: Travel to Oakland to face the Raiders.

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