Seattle defeats San Diego in first preseason game

Although it's starters played limited roles, the Seattle Seahawk offense looks like it is on pace to continues last seasons offensive domination.

 

Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck engineered a twelve-play 80-yard drive to give the Seattle Seahawks a 7- 0 lead that was capped off by a one yard run by Shaun Alexander.

The touchdown drive came on the Seahawks first possession of the game.

 

Seattle made it 14-0 when back up tailback Maurice Morris scored from one yard out after Seattle recovered a muffed pump at the Chargers 20 yard line.

Morris finished the game with 46 yards on eight carries.

Starting tailback Shaun Alexander finished the day with twelve yards on four carries.

The first string offense played about seventeen plays before giving way to the second stringers.

 

Head coach Mike Holmgren was pleased with the play of his starters," I was pleased with the score down there. I thought we moved the ball pretty well. The only thing that really stopped us was a dropped pass and a couple of penalties which were our fault."

 

Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was also pleased with the teams offensive effort," My goal tonight was to stay healthy and complete passes. For the most part we did that. I think we have to be pretty happy the way things went and it was fun being back in the home stadium."

Hasselbeck finished the game with 75 passing yards, eight completions on eleven attempts

 

Rookie quarterback Seneca Wallace took over for Hasselbeck and showed that he can get first downs with his feet as well as his arm. Wallace showed off his arm strength when he hit Wide receiver Taco Wallace on a 41-yard pass play.

 

Wallace finished the game with six completions on nine attempts and had 78 passing yards to go along with one interception." Things are going to happen. There are a lot of things I haven't seen it takes time and you're going to make mistakes," Wallace said of the interception.

 

 Wallace had another eight yards rushing. Wallace played most of the second and third quarter before giving way to Jeff Kelly with an eight minutes left in the game.

 

 

Kicker Josh Brown connected on field goals of 29 and 49 yards to finish Seattle's scoring.

The Chargers avoided a shut out when quarterback Seth Beford hit wide receiver Grant Matos on a 13 yard pass play with 1:55 left in the game.

 

Final Seattle 20  Sand Diego 7

 

 

 


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