Aug 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks receiver Brett Swain (16) has a pass broken up by San Diego Chargers cornerback Steve Williams (27) in the end zone during the first half at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks down Chargers, 31-10


The Seattle Seahawks started their much-hyped 2013 season with

a performance worthy of the talk, trouncing the San Diego Chargers, 31-10.

Russell Wilson played the first three series. His passing numbers were nothing to write home about, 2 of 6 for 23 yards, however he did show off his footwork with some exciting scrambles away from Dwight Freeney and the Charger pass rush.

New Seattle backup Brady Quinn threw a touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse in the second quarter but Tavaris Jackson impressed with two fourth quarter touchdown passes to go with 128 yards on 8 of 9 passing.

Philip Rivers featured in the first series for the Chargers going 5 of 6 for 45 yards before giving way to backup Charlie Whitehurst, who struggled with two interceptions while going 7 of 15 for 59 yards. Brad Sorensen, a rookie out of Southern Utah, looked good in late action with 7 completions in 10 attempts, 84 yards and a 21-yard touchdown pass to Ladarius Green.

Seahawks rookie Christine Michael also took his share of the spotlight with 89 yards on 16 carries, while Spencer Ware scored a third quarter touchdown. Meanwhile Stephen Williams led all receivers with 83 yards and a touchdown.

Fozzy Whittaker led San Diego with 38 yards rushing.

The Chargers play Chicago next, while the Seahawks look forward to a match up with Denver.

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