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Seahawks looking dominant again in first half performance against San Diego

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The Seattle Seahawks looked strikingly similar to the team that won the Super Bowl in February in the first half of their preseason game with the San Diego Chargers.

The Chargers looked a lot like the Denver Broncos, which isn’t a good thing in this instance. Seattle dominated the first half with most of their starters playing well into the second quarter.

Russell Wilson led the Seahawks to a 24-0 lead while out-gaining the Chargers by a margin of 255-42 with their starters in the game.

Robert Turbin rushed for 81 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries while Wilson ran for two scores as well as Seattle ran circles around San Diego’s defense.

Wilson completed 11 of 13 passes for 121 yards as Seattle scored on all four possessions with Wilson at the helm. Percy Harvin caught four passes for 31 yards in the half as well.

The Chargers defense looked slow compared to Seattle’s offense and got pushed around at times by the Seahawks offensive line. Right tackle D.J. Fluker also struggled significantly to block defensive end Cliff Avril for much of the half.

Philip Rivers played just one series for the Chargers before yielding control to Kellen Clemens.

Clemens led the Chargers to a late touchdown drive at the end of the half with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Keenan Allen after Seattle had turned to their second-team defense.

Seattle leads 27-7 with 9:09 left in the third quarter after a 55-yard field goal from Steven Hauschka.

While it still just the preseason, the Seahawks don’t seem to have missed a step.

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69 Responses to “Seahawks looking dominant again in first half performance against San Diego”
  1. doylemcmuffin says: Aug 15, 2014 11:58 PM

    Except when their starters were abused by Denver last week.

  2. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: Aug 15, 2014 11:59 PM

    We’ll CERTAINLY be more dominant than the Minnesota Vikings, the Keystone Kops of NFL football.

  3. 5to46hawkfan says: Aug 16, 2014 12:07 AM

    Repeat!!!! GO HAWKS!

  4. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 16, 2014 12:09 AM

    “LOB penalties”: 0.

  5. beastmode5150 says: Aug 16, 2014 12:11 AM

    The Seahawks are dominant. Still down 7 starters too.

  6. ronfai says: Aug 16, 2014 12:23 AM

    Seahawks vs the Chargers 2nd team in 2nd preseason game. Seattle a PFT sponsor or something?

  7. fumblenuts says: Aug 16, 2014 12:27 AM

    #GOHAWKS!!!!!

  8. 12hawksfan1976 says: Aug 16, 2014 12:31 AM

    “Seahawks to a 24-0 lead while out-gaining the Chargers by a margin of 255-42 with their starters in the game.”

    So there’s that, Haters.

  9. seahawkboymike says: Aug 16, 2014 12:35 AM

    If what Tharald Simon did tonight in the Seahawks game was a penalty, then it is now illegal to play pass defense in the NFL. What a joke.

  10. shadytherealmccoy says: Aug 16, 2014 12:48 AM

    Impressive the way that the Seahawks starters put up 3 scores against the 2nds and 3rds… Dominant!

  11. hawkstradamus says: Aug 16, 2014 12:50 AM

    41-14 with 3 to go

  12. jshawaii22 says: Aug 16, 2014 12:52 AM

    Curtis… shhhhh… you’re going to let the league in on a secret. The Seahawks want to catch up to the 49’ers with the ring thing. The second one is coming soon.

    js

  13. bert1913 says: Aug 16, 2014 12:56 AM

    can’t wait until we play Santa Clara

  14. qdog112 says: Aug 16, 2014 12:59 AM

    Poor Seahawks … so much for the Super Bowl Slump.

    Those guys have gotten better everywhere except PR and they’ll figure that out. Bank on it.

  15. dfwhawkguy says: Aug 16, 2014 12:59 AM

    #dynasty

    #fourpeat

  16. mediasloppy says: Aug 16, 2014 1:09 AM

    I think I’ll be drafting Percy Harvin and hope he stays healthy for fantasy football. Keenan Allen was a stud last year, but Percy will take most of his catches away.

    From a Vikings fan.

  17. scrotiemcb says: Aug 16, 2014 1:21 AM

    Oh, they’re probably just hopped up on elephant adrenaline or something.

    You know the Seahawks motto: Punch ‘Em Dirty. Just take the first letter of each word, and it spells out their real motto (although the other one also applies aptly).

  18. cavington says: Aug 16, 2014 1:42 AM

    That is a bout what I would expect for the regular season as well.

  19. peytonmanningsforehead says: Aug 16, 2014 1:53 AM

    A Pop Warner team would look dominant against the chokers.

  20. jeffesky says: Aug 16, 2014 2:01 AM

    I love this team. They were so ticked off after loosing last week and talked about it non stop since. These guys even in preseason can’t take it when they loose and it showed. Funny thing too, D Bronson the RB that dropped the game winner last week didn’t play a down tonight. Mistakes are rewarded quickly on this team. GO HAWKS!

  21. wizbanginhumdinger says: Aug 16, 2014 2:06 AM

    Yea,…it’s looking pretty grim for 31 teams in the NFL….

    The Hawks will be an offensive force while maintaining their defensive dominance. Let’s also give respect to probably the best special teams in the NFL as well. What other team has this devastating combination?,…None, nobody.

    Russell Wilson will be better than his previous two years which just happen to be the best first two years a QB has ever had in the NFL. He’s a machine with a will and drive that is unmatched.

    OK,….bring on the hating. We love it. I personally find it quite hilarious.

    Harvin is fine,…Lynch was cleared. You got nuthin’.

    Go Hawks!!!

  22. Vim says: Aug 16, 2014 3:26 AM

    Wow! That’s all one can say.

  23. bmd2099 says: Aug 16, 2014 3:55 AM

    chirp chirp chirp

  24. pftpoetneedstogetsome says: Aug 16, 2014 7:10 AM

    Hmmmm, nothing from pftpoet?

  25. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 16, 2014 7:18 AM

    what makes the Seahawks so good is their depth. Petey did the same thing at USC. Not only are their starters elite so is their bench.

    That’s all because they know how to Draft unlike my sorry Browns.

  26. peytons5head says: Aug 16, 2014 8:21 AM

    And this will go down as the greatest game in history for Seattle, preseason super bowl champs. Can’t wait for the 49ers to bust you in the mouth

  27. snaxdsp says: Aug 16, 2014 8:27 AM

    Wow! One playoff game… Smh

  28. 9erguyfromjerseycity says: Aug 16, 2014 8:30 AM

    This is preseason right? Ok just checking

  29. realitycheckbaby says: Aug 16, 2014 9:19 AM

    Love the Niner fans, so insecure they run to every Superbowl Champs post.

    Wilson only had a QB rating of 112.5 despite only two offensive line starters. Throw in two rushing TDs and it’s 153.5.

    As I’ve been saying and the announcers picked up on, simply having Harvin in the game forced SD to fade their safety and opened up all kinds of stuff.

    Hawks will be 50% better offensively.

    Home field playoff run, again.

  30. dukeearl says: Aug 16, 2014 10:17 AM

    “And this will go down as the greatest game in history for Seattle, preseason super bowl champs. Can’t wait for the 49ers to bust you in the mouth”

    Hope you are still young, it might be a long time before that happens.

  31. raiderapologist says: Aug 16, 2014 10:32 AM

    Choo choo. The Super Bowl Express is rolling.

  32. realitycheckbaby says: Aug 16, 2014 10:38 AM

    ESPN announcer just said that if Hawks can stay healthy they may have the best offense in the league this year.

    Best offense and best defense?

    Uh oh

  33. firstlisten62 says: Aug 16, 2014 10:45 AM

    Seahawks looked awfully good on that offensive line and, we’ve got an abundance of new talet o. Both sides of the ball, with a meanstreek. They all play like they have a chip on their shoulders and will not let anything phase them, unlike to obvious trolls on this board.
    One day, if you become a classy fan, you too, may have a great team, in the meantime wollow in your self pity and subjugating remarks aimed at lifting your current psyche, by attempting to demoralize or minimize others.
    You’r simply looked upon as a tired little person with no rescent championship.

  34. oreo51 says: Aug 16, 2014 10:47 AM

    Minus two starters from the O Line and Marshawn Lynch and the Hawks sstill dominated the whole game. They had a 105 yard pick six called back or it would have been worse.

  35. jdrewsy says: Aug 16, 2014 10:59 AM

    It reminded me of that late stretch two years ago where we were scoring 50 points a game for three straight games. Dominance. Russell looks better than ever. Percy is going to make a huge difference. Common haters… try your best. We will dominate! Go Hawks!

  36. Commenting off the bench. . . says: Aug 16, 2014 11:25 AM

    Seattle looks strong, and their players play with tons of confidence. Could repeat.
    .
    That being said, at the end of the first quarter, it was Seahawks 10, Chargers 0 and the Charger 1’s on offense played only four snaps. Chargers are still evaluating second and team players, while Seattle is probably pretty close to its final roster–barring any last minute injuries.
    .
    Chargers still do not have a set punt or kickoff returner==bad field position. McCoy played very vanilla D, likely getting ready for week 2, Seattle @ SD. For that game, I would give the edge to Seattle, but don’t take my Chargers for granted, they play very well against top teams. IMO, Rivers > Wilson, but the Seahawks outclass the Chargers in most other positions, with the possible exception of WRs.

  37. sugarray1 says: Aug 16, 2014 11:30 AM

    What a bunch of SeaChoker knuckleheads. You really think your team was dominant huh?? Did you forget these two teams meet again for real in about three weeks? I bet ya its a different story then………

    All the seachoke players and announcers need to stop crying about the new pass interference rules. The rules affect everyone, not just you. Your arrogance is amazing. The real question is what are you going to do when SheMan can’t hold anymore and you all see he truly is a third rate CB. He can’t tackle, now he can’t hold. Quit crying Brock Huard.

  38. politicallyincorrect says: Aug 16, 2014 11:33 AM

    worth noting

    this is preseason

    and

    the AFC really sucks!

  39. jmethane says: Aug 16, 2014 11:42 AM

    “Except when their starters were abused by Denver last week.”

    Bother starting units failed to score on the first series and both scored a TD on their second series.

    Halftime score 10-7 Seahawks…

    You were saying?

  40. spalding1234 says: Aug 16, 2014 11:52 AM

    Seattle probably would have beat Denver too, in their house last week. Whos the guy with one of the first comments saying hawks starters were beat by Denver? Lets see who didn’t play against Denver and we still scored against first team D.

    Pro Bowler Max Unger (center), James Carpenter (guard), Pro Bowler Russell Okung (guard), all pro hero RB Marshawn Lynch

    And Manning marched down the field one a series. Why? Cause we had a lot of starters out on D too!!

    Kam Chancellor (all pro safety), Bobby Wagner (LB), Bruce Irvin (LB), Malcom Smith (LB).

    Seattle was a Pryor throw away from winning that game, against Denver’s 1st and 2nd string teams. I’d stop and think before going on to say Denver beat Seattle starters bro.

  41. dynastybeforeyoureyes says: Aug 16, 2014 11:52 AM

    Man all these AFC teams are running scared from our defense. Can’t wait for weeks two and three. Guaranteed victories.

    #Repeteforthenexttenyears
    #seahawkempire
    #Ourdefenseisthegreatestshowonturf

  42. dalcow4 says: Aug 16, 2014 12:02 PM

    They play each other in week two regular season. The Chargers purposely showed no clues to how they will approach the game.

    Meanwhile, Pete Carroll can’t help himself but go all-out to win even in preseason.

    Can’t see Cheattle winning as much against passing teams this year– flag flag flag.

  43. gloryfromheaven46 says: Aug 16, 2014 12:06 PM

    Seattle probably would have beat Denver too, in their house last week. Whos the guy with one of the first comments saying hawks starters were beat by Denver? Lets see who didn’t play against Denver and we still scored against first team D.

    Pro Bowler Max Unger (center), James Carpenter (guard), Pro Bowler Russell Okung (guard), all pro hero RB Marshawn Lynch

    And Manning marched down the field one a series. Why? Cause we had a lot of starters out on D too!!

    Kam Chancellor (all pro safety), Bobby Wagner (LB), Bruce Irvin (LB), Malcom Smith (LB).

    Seattle was a Pryor throw away from winning that game, against Denver’s 1st and 2nd string teams. I’d stop and think before going on to say Denver beat Seattle starters bro

    ——————

    Miller, Harris, Vickerson, Ball were out too. The only reason why Seattle got a TD was cuz they got 40 yards of extremely cheezy calls. Plus I didn’t know the Broncos were playing some of their 1st stringers in the 4th quarter? Wow you must know your football…

  44. ayyyjayyy says: Aug 16, 2014 12:12 PM

    “Be afraid, be very afraid!”
    – seagals fans

  45. atwatercrushesokoye says: Aug 16, 2014 12:41 PM

    So last week when they lost to Denver all Hack fans were going on about how it’s preseason so it doesn’t matter (which is the truth).

    This week they look good and it’s a definite sign that they’ll have the best O in the league and that they’ll never lose again.

  46. thebirdofprey2 says: Aug 16, 2014 12:46 PM

    Watching that pre-season game I saw such positives from Seattle’s young up and coming players. I have been tough on Turbin but I watched him carry a pile, break tackles and show the burst they say he shows on the practice field. James Carpenter looks like the earth mover at LG they wanted him to be.

    Tharold Simon dropped one INT and shortly pulls off a 105 yard pick 6. I watched that play a few times over and can’t tell you how that is illegal contact. That is supposed to be NFL defense at its finest. Christine Michael is a freak but he the not switching carrying hands when running leaves him venerable to forced fumbles. Terrelle Pryor, just WOW. Go Hawks

  47. politicallyincorrect says: Aug 16, 2014 12:56 PM

    AFC is putrid

    just preseason but my Redskins backups laughed at the Pats backups…. and many think the Pats are a good little AFC team…

    AFC did not have a top 5 team last year; Denver may be good this year but bottomline is that they have zero competition in AFC and we really wont know until the SB

  48. politicallyincorrect says: Aug 16, 2014 12:56 PM

    last year an NFC team not making the playoffs was better than the best AFC team

  49. politicallyincorrect says: Aug 16, 2014 1:01 PM

    if Brady sat, I think FSU could win the AFC East

  50. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 16, 2014 1:20 PM

    FSU could even if he played. They would make him look like the Giants did.

  51. riverhorsey says: Aug 16, 2014 1:39 PM

    The Chargers pulled Rivers as fast as they could.

  52. chargerdillon says: Aug 16, 2014 1:46 PM

    If the playcalling remains the way the called it in the first quarter of the Chargers vs Seahawks, the NFL is going to start losing fans incredibly quick.

    At least 2-5 defensive interferences plays called within the very first series of the game.

    Seattle was given the ball on the 1 for defense playing just like the Seahawks did all last year.

    If the NFL is trying to make their product look fixed as they did in that opening series, Soccer is going to start look a lot more popular.

    I come to watch football players make players, not referees give points.

  53. releasetheharvin says: Aug 16, 2014 1:47 PM

    ;-)

    Create all the “funny” nicknames you want (aren’t 11 years olds creative?), Seahawks are for real. Get used to it.
    ;-)

  54. jayovalentine says: Aug 16, 2014 1:50 PM

    Just a preseason game… They did look good though. Run game there is always vicious. Tattoo looked on point and Pryor is going to do nothing but develop.

  55. bolted4life says: Aug 16, 2014 3:09 PM

    Thanks Seattle for showing us all that you got while we figured out who’s going where and kept our starters rested. See you again in a couple weeks when we actually open our playbook.

    -McCoy

  56. orcahawk says: Aug 16, 2014 4:33 PM

    WHAT I LEARNED AT THE CLINK LAST NIGHT:

    * We have a backup QB controversy – nice!
    * Our RB stable has improved
    * Percy affects the game even without a touch
    * Hausch is a machine. I’m getting a jersey.
    * LOB rule needs tweaking
    * 12s did good
    * Lane has competition for nickel back
    * Let Walters run back punts. Don’t risk Earl
    * Decent crop of Seagals this year
    * Its preseason for the vendors too
    * $4.25 for a bottle of water = P. Allen hates us
    * Cityscape view ruined by new apt bldg
    * Oh it’s looking good for the Hawks this year.

  57. peytons5head says: Aug 16, 2014 5:02 PM

    Seahawk fans are ridiculous, if they would’ve had a horrible game you would’ve been declaring that its only preseason, have a good game and your already talking like you won over half your games this season…..eh what the heck, u guys just won ur first super bowl ever…

  58. simonator917 says: Aug 16, 2014 5:06 PM

    Deja vu all over again? I remember when Pete Carrol hadl some seven consecutive 11-win seasons down here at SC. The man just knows how to get best out of his players. And being the youngest team in the league makes them downright scary!

  59. listenup823 says: Aug 16, 2014 5:20 PM

    Seattle fans still crying about the preseason loss to Denver.. Coulda woulda shoulda but guess what… You didn’t.. Denver wins in Seattle in week 3, 31-14

  60. itsfinn says: Aug 16, 2014 5:20 PM

    And when Seattle opens their’s.

  61. avr29 says: Aug 16, 2014 5:51 PM

    As a Hawks fan…

    DeMarcus Ware has a solid outing against backups against Seattle: Denver’s defense is suddenly elite.

    Russell Wilson and some backups chew and spit out the Chargers: “well it is preseason, so they aren’t THAT good.”

    Not exactly fair assessment. Fair would be to notice that Seattle’s depth is better than anyone else’s, Ware isn’t at the top of his game based on a solid/average outing against backups, and Seattle’s starters that played did what you expect your starters to do in preseason.

  62. fifthmaze says: Aug 16, 2014 6:52 PM

    For a 1-1 pre season team, Seattle sounds a little shrill.

    Give me a break. It’s preseason.

  63. GreenAndBlueMakesMeSpew says: Aug 16, 2014 8:07 PM

    realitycheckbaby says: Aug 16, 2014 9:19 AM

    Love the Niner fans, so insecure they run to every Superbowl Champs post.
    —————————-

    Wasn’t that you just yesterday on an article about Levi Stadium? Sounds like you are the insecure one there baby. Hope you got your binky and blanket, you’re going to need it

  64. wizbanginhumdinger says: Aug 16, 2014 11:14 PM

    All I am waiting for right now is for that moment in the first game of the season when Kam Chancellor flat out destroys a guy and sets the tone for the rest of the year.

    It’s gonna happen.

    The rest of the league will be fully aware of the fact that the Seahawks D is going to be as brutally dominant as they were last year when they led all categories in Defense.

    The Hawks are even more focused than last year and perhaps the chip on their shoulder is even bigger in response to the tremendous amount of hating goin’ on.

    A lot of hating on Seahawks fans too. Seriously,…if you want them to be louder,…keep that up.

    15-1 at home over the last 2 seasons.

    It’s an acknowledged fact that the 12’s disrupted the first play of the Bronco’s offensive series in last years Super Bowl and thus were instrumental in scoring the first points of the game in the resulting safety.

    It’s a fact. Can your town say that?

    We’re proud, obnoxious, loyal and louder than jets taking off and we cause seismic activity on the Richter Scale.

    Go Hawks!!!

  65. hdavid55 says: Aug 17, 2014 6:56 AM

    Seattle made good progress this week…Britt improved…Bailey (2nd string) and Carp powerful on the left side…I think Seattle gets Unger and possibly Okung back next week on the offensive line…On D…Bennett for sure and quite possibly Cam, Wagner and Smith….Word is Lynch will get some carries…Turbin really looked good against the SD’s 1’s..Chicago next week…good test against a stout O Line, running game (Forte) and two very good big / fast WR’s…Marshal and Jefferies.

  66. jmethane says: Aug 17, 2014 11:58 AM

    You got Denver 34-14 in Seattle?

    I’d take that bet.

  67. superjay3282 says: Aug 17, 2014 12:35 PM

    seachicks are not gonna make the playoffs this season!

  68. RegisHawk says: Aug 18, 2014 6:45 AM

    IIRC, Seattle was either tied or ahead by 3 at the end of the half against Denver, at which point everyone’s first-teamers came off.

    Seattle completely dominated SD in whichever match-up you want to pick 1s vs 1s, 2s vs 2s. Hell, our 4th string QB scored a TD on them.

    Keep making up excuses for your own teams’ failures…it will tide you over in those cold winter months when the Seahawks are once again in the playoffs and your team isn’t.

  69. ceehawkfan says: Aug 18, 2014 7:44 PM

    So it was against a 2nd team SD…good, we did what we were suppose to do! GO HAWKS!

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