A Rashaad Penny touchdown on fourth-and-1, a rare C.J. Prosise score, and a 58-yard kick from Jason Myers.
And that was only the first half.
Seattle’s third preseason game against the Chargers in Los Angeles had no shortage of game-changing moments and physical plays. Let’s take a look at the best highlights from the Seahawks 23-15 win over the Chargers. You can also catch Seahawks Insider Joe Fann's three takeaways here.
Next up, the Seahawks head home to close out the preseason. They host the Oakland Raiders on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 7:00 p.m.
This, of course, is the way owners of sports teams have always operated. And if you don't want to pay their price, you're often out of the game.
Dean Spanos announced that he's moving his NFL Chargers out of San Diego and into Los Angeles. No surprise. There had been very heated negotiations between the Chargers and the city of San Diego for quite a while about building a new stadium for the team. You might think that zillionaires who own teams ought to build their own stadiums, but the fact is, it usually doesn't work that way. Portland got lucky with the Trail Blazers and San Francisco was fortunate with the Giants but for the most part, if you want in the big-league game you have to pay to play.
Is it worth it? Many cities would tell you that it's worth every penny because those teams have become such a part of the culture of the area. The Chargers, for example, were well supported in San Diego for 56 years. Is any of this, by the way, beginning to sound familiar to fans of the former Seattle Sonics?
I've always felt all the leagues love it when a team actually backs up its threat to move by actually leaving for another market. The Chargers vacating San Diego and Sonics leaving Seattle provides leverage for every other pro team seeking civic aid in constructing a new venue. Other NFL owners had to appreciate that their threats will now be taken more seriously. And it's always seemed that one franchise actually has to make good on a threat to move in order for all the rest to be taken seriously.
The lesson is, "Teams Will Leave." Even well-supported ones who have been in the area for decades. Is that fair? Of course not. But it's always been the way it works. The Dodgers and Giants left for the west coast in the 1950s and hearts were broken. And it continues to happen.
If you want to be a big-league town, you have to pay up.