Every week the Seattle Seahawks play, Emerald City Swagger will have a dud and stud of the game. It’s a way to honor those who have played well and also call out the players who didn’t.
Sunday afternoon the Seattle Seahawks lost to a former AFC West rival. The Los Angeles Chargers beat Seattle 25-17 in a game that came down to the last play.
It was a battle between two of the hottest teams in the NFL. On this day the Los Angeles Chargers were a little bit hotter. They won the game and the war of attrition. Chris Carson, D.J. Fluker, Bradley McDougald, and Tedric Thompson, of the Hawks, all left the game with injuries and only McDougald was able to return.
The Seahawks offense had a hard time finding a rhythm after scoring on their opening possession. The door was left open for Seattle after the Chargers failed on two, extra point conversions. Pete Carroll’s team couldn’t step through. It didn’t help that Russel Wilson threw a pick-six in the fourth quarter to put Los Angeles up by two scores.
Seattle had their chances to keep it close but didn’t get back in gear until more than halfway through the fourth quarter. A long drive closed the gap to eight points, followed by a defensive three-and-out. The good guys got the ball back with a chance to tie and drove down to the one-yard line. They were undone by a false start and then a dropped touchdown pass.
Now with a .500 record, the Seahawks are currently outside the playoffs. Here are our goats and heroes, the Dud and Stud of the Week.