Seahawks vs Chargers: Game Preview

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Aug 15, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) walks off the field after a game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks beat Chargers 41-14. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

After breezing through the Green Bay Packers, the Seattle Seahawks will travel to San Deigo to take on the Chargers, a team with which the Seahawks match up perfectly.

This is a team that gave up 4.6 yards per carry last year, last in the AFC and 27th in the NFL. Look for Marshawn Lynch to have a great performance. They also struggle to run the football rushing for only 4 yards per carry last year, 21st in the NFL, and only 2.2 in Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals. Not to mention they just lost their starting center and captain Nick Hardwick for the season. If the Hawks get a lead early, look for Marshawn Lynch to have another huge game and for Philip Rivers to be in more trouble than whoever pissed off Jim Harbaugh in this moment.

The only chance the Chargers have is to get momentum early, and to keep a balanced attack on offense. The Hawks have struggled early in games on the road on a few occasions, so it’s not out of the question. They struggled in their first road game last year in Carolina before a game-winning touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Jermaine Kearse. Although, San Diego is not as good as Carolina was last year, and the Hawks have undoubtedly improved since then.

Here are a few issues to watch.