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Seahawks 16, Chargers 15: Postgame reaction thread

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett returns a punt against the Chargers on Saturday in San Diego.
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett returns a punt against the Chargers on Saturday in San Diego. AP

The defense was stingy in the red zone. The special teams made plays. And the offense ... well.

This is becoming a theme for the Seahawks. Although, this time they won.

Seattle started sluggish again Saturday in San Diego and never really got it going during a 16-15 win over the Chargers in the third exhibition game.

Bright spots were provided by the play of the rookies again, with Tyler Lockett returning a punt 67 yards for his second touchdown of the preseason and Frank Clark bringing pressure and making tackles.

Richard Sherman got his first action of the exhibition season and Philip Rivers pretty much avoided his side of the field. Marshawn Lynch played for the first time as well, running for six yards on one carry and catching a pass for a 3-yard gain on the opening drive before taking a seat.

But the story remains Seattle’s inability to move the ball consistently with its starters, failing yet again to find the end zone with Russell Wilson in the game.

Wilson finished 7-for-15 passing for 56 yards, leading the team to two field goals on six drives. The line wasn’t horrible, but it was far from perfect.

Let’s get to your thoughts:

1. What’s to make of this offensive? More of the same or are you worried?

2. How about the defense? Like what you’re seeing from the new additions and replacements?

3. And the rookies? How excited are you about Lockett and Clark? Expectations?

4. What players on the bubble stood out or disappointed tonight?

5. Then again, it is just the preseason. Are we reading too much into all of this?

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