The Seattle Seahawks traveled to Los Angeles to take on the Chargers in their third preseason game and came out victorious by a score of 23-15, boosting their preseason record to 2-1. Here are a few takeaways from the game.
Russell Wilson and Tyler Lockett’s connection is as strong as ever
Lockett has stepped up in the past year to fill Doug Baldwin’s role as Wilson’s go-to receiver, and it looks like the two will continue to be a deadly duo during this upcoming season. Lockett caught two passes from Wilson for 50 yards to get into the red zone before the drive ended in a touchdown.
Rashaad Penny still struggles between the tackles but can break them
Penny scored the aforementioned touchdown on 4th and 1 to put the first points on the board for Seattle and give the Seahawks a 7-3 lead early in the second quarter. This run and a few others involved him breaking tackles to gain extra yards. Penny is stopped in his tracks more often than not between the tackles (he totaled 37 yards on 11 rushes) but it is encouraging to see he can channel Marshawn Lynch every now and then.
C.J. Prosise has potential when healthy
Prosise was one of the best players in this game. He scored the Seahawks’ second rushing touchdown of the evening to make the score 13-3 and was productive on that entire drive. Injuries have hampered him for the majority of his short career, but he showed that he can be a significant contributor with the proviso that he stays healthy.
Jason Myers deserves at least a little skepticism
Myers missed the extra point after Prosise’s touchdown, hooking it wide left. He also missed a 53-yard field goal (no shame in that) but had it negated by a penalty before making the second attempt from 58 yards before halftime, making the score 16-3. Myers has been solid this preseason for the most part, particularly from 50+ yards, but little mistakes like missing extra points can and should create a little bit of skepticism from onlookers.
A few lapses on defense
Ugo Amadi led the team with six tackles and the defensive units held the Chargers to three points for over three quarters, but the Seahawks’ general lack of a pass rush was displayed and they gave up quite a few chunk plays and two touchdowns late to let Los Angeles back in the game.
The Seahawks will play their final preseason game against the Raiders at CenturyLink Field on August 29.