Grades for Seahawks-Chargers
Here are the top takeaways from Saturday night’s Seahawks-Chargers game, including the highest- graded players for each team:
— Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner (+0.9) had his best game of the preseason so far. He shared the team lead with five tackles and three run stops, all in the first quarter, giving him an impressive 20.0 run stop percentage for the game.
— Cornerback Richard Sherman (+1.1) saw his first action of the season, playing 41 snaps. It was a fairly uneventful outing for the corner — he made one tackle on a five-yard completion to Danny Woodhead in the flat, tackled Melvin Gordon on a two-yard run and helped tackle Jacoby Jones on a punt return.
— Quarterback Russell Wilson (-4.2) wasn’t at his sharpest in this outing. He was off-target with a few throws, finishing the game with a 57.1 accuracy percentage and came close to turning the ball over twice. The first potential turnover came when he overthrew Jimmy Graham and was fortunate that Brandon Flowers could make the catch. The second was on a deep ball to Kevin Smith in double coverage, safety Adrian Phillips undercut the receiver but couldn’t hold onto the ball.
Top 5 graded players:
DE Greg Scruggs (+3.2)
LB Brock Coyle (+3.2)
DT Jordan Hill (+2.7)
CB Tharold Simon (+2.6)
P Jon Ryan (+2.3)
San Diego Chargers:
— It wasn’t a standout performance by any measure, but quarterback Philip Rivers (-0.2) looked sharp prior to leaving the game at the half. His 76.5 accuracy percentage was solid and he was able to get the ball out fast, taking an average of just 2.15 seconds with the ball.
— There were signs that Rivers is quickly developing good chemistry with wide receiver Steve Johnson (+0.8). Johnson led the team with six targets, hauling in all four catchable balls for 63 yards. His average of 3.32 yards per route run made him the most productive wide out in the game.
— Third-year cornerback Steve Williams is fighting to be the team’s third corner, and did his chances no harm with this display. Williams allowed just one completion from four passes into his coverage, but did get hit with a pass interference call when wrong footed by Jermain Kearse. His best moment came on the very next play, when Williams prevented a sideline catch by Kearse by forcing him out of bounds before he could get his feet down.
Top 5 graded players:
OLB Ryan Mueller (+3.9)
OLB Cordarro Law (+2.7)
CB Jimmy Wilson (+1.5)
DT Damion Square (+1.3)
S Adrian Phillips (+1.3)