SAN DIEGO — When the Seahawks look back at their 30-21 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, they’ll almost certainly look first at costly penalties and mistakes.
Bob Condotta: The Seahawks just could never keep San Diego's offense off the field. Maybe it was the heat, or maybe the Chargers were simply the more desperate team. But this was a rare time an opposing offense seemed to be more aggressive than Seattle's defense.
After Earl Thomas left the game with cramps in the third quarter and returned to the game, Kam Chancellor left the game in the third quarter with cramps and his return was listed as questionable. Jeron Johnson, who filled in for Thomas at free safety, was now in for Chancellor at strong safety.
The Chargers put some distance between themselves and the Seahawks with a time-consuming drive that culminated with a 21-yard, one-handed touchdown catch by Antonio Gates with 3:01 left in the third quarter. The 12-play, 76-yard drive took 6:24 off the clock and was sustained by a penalty on Bruce I
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Running back Robert Turbin figured prominently in the Seahawks' final drive before halftime and gave Seattle a much-needed boost after San Diego pulled ahead 20-7. On the five-play, 69-yard drive, Turbin figured in three plays, including a 32-yard pass play that got the Seahawks down to the San Dieg
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Here is the list of Seattle's seven inactive players for today against the Chargers: CB Tharold Simon, RB Christine Michael, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, OT Andrew McDonald, WR Kevin Norwood, TE Cooper Helfet and DL Greg Scruggs.
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It's a glorious morning here in San Diego where temperatures as high as 90 are expected at Qualcomm Stadium, which will feature a slightly different look:
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True freshman cornerback Sidney Jones had three tackles in his first start for the Huskies on Saturday. More importantly, Jones held his own in coverage to boost UW's struggling defensive secondary in Saturday's 44-19 victory over Illinois.
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HALFTIME: Washington 38, Illinois 12
Speedy cornerback Marcus Burley, who joined the Seahawks five days before the start of the season, is being counted on as a fifth defensive back in Seattle’s secondary.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was booked and released from a Texas jail on a child abuse charge early Saturday, capping a tumultuous week for the NFL in which criticism intensified about how it handled a domestic violence case involving another star player, Ray Rice.