The Los Angeles Chargers beat the Seattle Seahawks 25-17 Sunday at CenturyLink Field for their fifth straight win.
In perhaps the most difficult place in the NFL to play as the opponent, the Chargers improved to 6-2 – their best start since 2006. Quarterback Philip Rivers went 13-of-26 for 228 yards and two touchdowns in his 200th consecutive start.
Running back Melvin Gordon rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries after missing Los Angeles’ last game with a hamstring injury. Wide receiver Keenan Allen had a season-high 124 receiving yards on six receptions.
Down eight in the fourth quarter, the Seahawks had the ball at the Chargers' one-yard line with one untimed down remaining before Seattle was called for a false start. On the final play, a Russell Wilson pass to wide receiver David Moore was incomplete in the end zone.
Browse through the top game action photos as the Bolts take on the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field for Week 9.
Seattle opened the game with a 13-play, 75-yard touchdown drive that took up over eight minutes of the clock. After nine rushes in 12 plays, Wilson’s 10-yard strike to wide receiver Jaron Brown gave the Seahawks an early 7-0 lead.
Los Angeles responded with a 10-play, 94-yard touchdown drive that began with a 28-yard rush by Allen. On the last play of the first quarter, Rivers found wide receiver Tyrell Williams for a 12-yard score, but kicker Caleb Sturgis missed the extra point.
Seattle led 7-6 entering the second quarter. For Williams, it was his fourth touchdown in the last three games. For the Chargers, it was their third straight game with an opening drive touchdown.
After forcing a three-and-out, Los Angeles needed just four plays to get back in the end zone. Gordon’s 34-yard rushing touchdown – set up by a 54-yard Allen reception from Rivers – put the Chargers up 12-7. Their two-point conversion attempt was no good.
Later in the quarter, Rivers orchestrated the Bolts’ third touchdown drive of the half. This time, he found wide receiver Mike Williams, who tightroped the sideline 30 yards for his fifth touchdown of the season.
The Chargers led 19-10 at halftime. Their final two touchdown drives of the first half took up just 1:59 of the clock combined.
In the fourth quarter, cornerback Desmond King intercepted Wilson and returned it 42 yards for a touchdown to put the Chargers up 25-10.
Defensive ends Melvin Ingram and Isaac Rochell, and defensive tackle Damion Square each had a sack. Safety Jahleel Addae added 10 tackles and a sack. Safety Derwin James and linebacker Jatavis Brown each led the team in tackles with 11.
Los Angeles travels to Oakland to take on the Raiders in Week 10. Kickoff from Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum is on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1:05 p.m. Pacific (CBS).