The Seattle Seahawks have beat the San Diego Chargers 31-10 in their first preseason game.
In a game that ultimately means nothing at the end of the season, there was some good things to take away from this game. Quarterback Philip Rivers finally looked comfortable behind an improved offensive line. Unfortunately for the Chargers, there isn’t much depth behind the starting five offensive linemen. There was a clear gap in skill between the 1st and 2nd team offensive line for the team. Seattle’s front seven man-handled the Chargers’ line the whole game.
On the other hand, the Chargers front seven looked strong. With Manti Te’o joining an already solid defensive front, Chargers future looks bright at least up front.
The Seahawks, who are considered to be the deepest team in the NFL, dismantled the Chargers’ 2nd, 3rd, and 4th teams 31-7. Also the Seahawks’ kick coverage was outstanding. The Chargers best starting spot in the second half was the 20-yard line.
We’ll wait until tomorrow to confirm but it looks like both teams escaped without any injury to important players, which is one of the goals of all teams during the preseason.