Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Chargers

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Game Information
Location: StubHub Center Carson, California
Attendance: 21,054

CARSON, Calif. (AP) Philip Rivers' sharp throw found Antonio Gates in the middle of the end zone, and StubHub Center shook with cheers from fans who were thrilled to see this familiar teamwork in a brand-new setting.

Although the rest of this preseason opener belonged to the Seattle Seahawks, at least the Los Angeles Chargers opened their new home with a classic San Diego connection.

Rivers threw a 5-yard scoring pass to Gates on the opening drive of the Chargers' first preseason game since relocation, but the Seahawks' backups otherwise dominated a 48-17 victory Sunday night.

The Chargers had 21,054 fans in their tidy new home for the first game of a three-year residency at 27,000-seat StubHub Center. The team moved 111 miles north into a stadium built for soccer, yet providing an undeniably intimate NFL experience for fans.

"The atmosphere was great," Gates said. "I really wasn't expecting a full house. I assumed that Seattle would bring their fans, and we would have some Los Angeles fans that would be there to support us. I was more anxious to see what we were about as a team."

Rivers and his first-team offense were excellent, marching 75 yards in 13 plays capped by Gates' TD catch. Although many things are changing for the Chargers this season in LA, they've still got Rivers and Gates going into their 14th year as teammates.

"You're talking about countless hours and hard work and practicing with anticipation of certain looks," Gates said. "The balance we had that first drive, it was great to get off to the right start."

The rest of the night was more impressive for Seattle. The Chargers' revamped defense clearly has work to do under new coordinator Gus Bradley after giving up 459 yards to the Seahawks, whose reserves mostly got off to a stellar start.

"Really good first night for us in a lot of ways," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. "It started off with the defense not getting off the field the way we like to see them do. After that, I think we played pretty good football, save one play or so."

Russell Wilson led the Seahawks to a field goal in his only drive with Seattle's first-team offense. The rest of Seattle's 34-point first half was a showcase for its backup defense, which forced three turnovers, and a solid second-team offense led by Trevone Boykin, who passed for 189 yards.

"He did beautifully," Carroll said. "Threw the ball really well. Moved well, made some plays with his feet. Just was in really good command of what was going on."

Terence Garvin returned a tipped interception 37 yards for a Seattle TD, and Chris Carson cashed in a 1-yard TD run after LA's Kellen Clemens fumbled a handoff with Andre Williams.

Clemens threw a 74-yard TD strike to speedy Travis Benjamin, but Rivers' backup also had two interceptions on deflected passes.

"We turned the ball over and put our defense in poor positions early," Anthony Lynn said after his first game as the Chargers' new coach. "I thought we started well. I didn't like it when the (second-stringers) came in. We stopped playing Charger football."

COZY CONFINES: StubHub Center appears to fulfill the Chargers' promise to provide a unique place to watch football. The smallest stadium in the NFL has exceptional sight lines and remarkable closeness to the field - and the Chargers Cannon is really loud when the home team scores.

"From a player's perspective, you want to have that home-field advantage type of feel," said LaDainian Tomlinson, the Chargers Hall of Famer and a special assistant to owner Dean Spanos. "The kind of Seattle feeling that they have, the 12th Man, trying to feel something similar for this place, I think it would be a success for everyone if that could happen."

BENNETT SITS: Defensive lineman Michael Bennett remained seated on the Seahawks' bench with a towel on his head during the national anthem. The Pro Bowler said he plans to sit all season. "I just wanted to be able to use my platform to be able to continue to speak over injustice," he said.

INJURIES

Chargers: Linebacker Denzel Perryman left the field on a cart after Los Angeles' first defensive series with a left ankle injury. The Chargers were crushed by injuries in each of the past two seasons, and Perryman is expected to call the plays as their starting middle linebacker this fall. He returned to the sideline in the second half on crutches with his foot in a walking boot. "I'm not sure how bad it is right now," Lynn said.

Seahawks: Safety Jordan Simone sprained his left knee on a kickoff return. Receiver Paul Richardson sprained his shoulder.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Seahawks Chargers
07:45 Antonio Gates 5 yd pass from Philip Rivers (Josh Lambo kick) 0 7
04:33 Blair Walsh 42 yd FG 3 7
01:13 Terence Garvin 37 yd interception return (Blair Walsh kick) 10 7
00:56 Travis Benjamin 74 yd pass from Kellen Clemens (Younghoe Koo kick) 10 14

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Seahawks Chargers
11:05 Kenny Lawler 2 yd pass from Trevone Boykin (Blair Walsh kick) 17 14
03:24 Blair Walsh 28 yd FG 20 14
03:07 Chris Carson 1 yd run (Blair Walsh kick) 27 14
00:29 Trevone Boykin 4 yd run (Blair Walsh kick) 34 14
00:00 Josh Lambo 53 yd FG 34 17

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Seahawks Chargers
11:40 Chris Carson 1 yd run (Blair Walsh kick) 41 17

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Seahawks Chargers
06:26 Alex Collins 1 yd run (Blair Walsh kick) 48 17

Team Stats
  Seattle Los Angeles
1st Downs 26 14
Total Yards 458 322
Passing 325 250
Passing Completions/Attempts 22-28 15-31
Yards/Pass 10.8 7.4
Rushing 133 72
Rushing Attempts 36 22
Yards/Rush 3.7 3.3
Turnovers 1 4
Fumbles Lost 0 2
Interceptions Thrown 1 2
Possession 36:08 23:52

Seattle Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Trevone Boykin 12 15 189 12.6 1 1
Austin Davis 7 9 108 12.0 0 0
Russell Wilson 3 4 41 10.2 0 0

Los Angeles Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Kellen Clemens 4 10 100 10.0 1 2
Mike Bercovici 4 6 68 11.3 0 0
Philip Rivers 5 6 56 9.3 1 0
Cardale Jones 2 9 50 5.6 0 0

Seattle Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Mike Davis 8 33 4.1 0 10
Trevone Boykin 4 31 7.8 1 23
Chris Carson 7 19 2.7 2 10
Austin Davis 3 18 6.0 0 17
Eddie Lacy 4 10 2.5 0 5
Alex Collins 6 9 1.5 1 3
Thomas Rawls 2 5 2.5 0 3
Russell Wilson 1 5 5.0 0 5
C.J. Prosise 1 3 3.0 0 3

Los Angeles Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Andre Williams 8 18 2.2 0 13
Cardale Jones 2 18 9.0 0 13
Kenneth Farrow 2 15 7.5 0 12
Melvin Gordon 6 14 2.3 0 4
Branden Oliver 3 7 2.3 0 5
Kellen Clemens 1 0 0.0 0 0

Seattle Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Kasen Williams 4 119 29.8 0 34
Tre Madden 1 51 51.0 0 51
Paul Richardson 2 30 15.0 0 25
David Moore 3 29 9.7 0 17
Tyrone Swoopes 2 26 13.0 0 21
Tanner McEvoy 1 23 23.0 0 23
Marcus Lucas 2 18 9.0 0 11
Alex Collins 2 17 8.5 0 10
C.J. Prosise 1 8 8.0 0 8
Kenny Lawler Jr. 2 7 3.5 1 5
Mike Davis 1 7 7.0 0 7
Chris Carson 1 3 3.0 0 3

Los Angeles Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Travis Benjamin 2 89 44.5 1 74
Da'Ron Brown 1 49 49.0 0 49
Matt Weiser 1 38 38.0 0 38
Sean Culkin 2 19 9.5 0 12
Hunter Henry 1 17 17.0 0 17
Isaiah Burse 2 14 7.0 0 8
Branden Oliver 1 14 14.0 0 14
Jamaal Jones 1 12 12.0 0 12
Antonio Gates 2 10 5.0 1 5
Austin Ekeler 1 8 8.0 0 8
Mitchell Paige 1 4 4.0 0 4

Seattle Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Kache Palacio 3 2 0 0
K.J. Wright 3 0 0 0
Pierre Desir 2 1 1 3
David Bass 2 0 0.5 5
Rodney Coe 2 1 0 0
Dewey McDonald 2 0 0 0
Bradley McDougald 2 0 0 0
Jarran Reed 2 0 0 0
Bobby Wagner 2 3 0 0
Michael Wilhoite 2 1 0 0
Christian French 1 0 1 11
Kam Chancellor 1 2 0 0
DeAndre Elliott 1 1 0 0
Terence Garvin 1 0 0 0
Delano Hill 1 0 0 0
Joey Hunt 1 0 0 0
Nazair Jones 1 3 0 0
Jeremy Liggins 1 0 0 0
Cassius Marsh 1 0 0 0
Ahtyba Rubin 1 0 0 0
Richard Sherman 1 0 0 0
Tedric Thompson 1 0 0 0
Neiko Thorpe 1 0 0 0
Greg Milhouse Jr. 0 1 0.5 5
Cliff Avril 0 1 0 0
Mike Davis 0 0 0 0
Cyril Grayson 0 0 0 0
Shaquill Griffin 0 1 0 0
Demetrius McCray 0 1 0 0
J.D. McKissic 0 0 0 0
Otha Peters 0 1 0 0
Jordan Roos 0 0 0 0
Garrison Smith 0 1 0 0
Mike Tyson 0 1 0 0
Kasen Williams 0 0 0 0

Los Angeles Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Nigel Harris 6 3 0 0
Randall Evans 5 1 0 0
Michael Davis 4 1 0 0
Ryan Carrethers 3 2 0 0
Rayshawn Jenkins 3 2 0 0
Dexter McCoil 3 0 0 0
Isaac Rochell 2 3 0.5 4
Joey Bosa 2 0 0 0
Nick Dzubnar 2 0 0 0
Melvin Ingram 2 0 0 0
Desmond King 2 1 0 0
Adrian Phillips 2 1 0 0
Ryan Reid 2 0 0 0
Korey Toomer 2 2 0 0
Trevor Williams 2 0 0 0
Tenny Palepoi 1 0 1 5
Tre Boston 1 1 0 0
Jatavis Brown 1 1 0 0
Kyle Emanuel 1 0 0 0
James Onwualu 1 1 0 0
Joshua Perry 1 1 0 0
Caraun Reid 1 1 0 0
Damion Square 1 1 0 0
Brandon Stewart 1 1 0 0
Chris McCain 0 1 0.5 4
Kellen Clemens 0 0 0 0
Kaleb Eulls 0 1 0 0
Dan Feeney 0 0 0 0
Brandon Mebane 0 1 0 0
Mike Windt 0 0 0 0

Seattle Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Terence Garvin 1 37 1
Jordan Roos 1 1 0

Los Angeles Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Desmond King 1 0 0

Seattle Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
J.D. McKissic 1 19 19.0 0 19

Los Angeles Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Andre Williams 3 52 17.3 0 20
Austin Ekeler 1 20 20.0 0 20
Desmond King 1 19 19.0 0 19

Seattle Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
J.D. McKissic 3 31 10.3 0 12
David Moore 1 6 6.0 0 6

Los Angeles Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Mitchell Paige 1 10 10.0 0 10

Seattle Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Blair Walsh 2 2 100.0 42

Los Angeles Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Josh Lambo 1 1 100.0 53

Seattle Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Jon Ryan 2 90 46

Los Angeles Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Drew Kaser 3 171 60
Toby Baker 3 137 55