Seahawks Film Room: Wilson's missed opportunities, sacks contributed to loss vs. Chargers

Seahawks Film Room: Wilson's missed opportunities, sacks contributed to loss vs. Chargers

Rivers completed just 50% of his passes for 228 yards, but he didn't turn the ball over and threw a pair of touchdowns along the way. He missed a 42-yard field goal wide left in the third quarter with the Chargers leading, 19-10.

If the two kickers had converted on all their attempts, they would have added a combined extra eight points in the game. Melvin Gordon ran for 113 yards on just 16 carries, averaging 7.1 yards per rush. This was largely thanks to the strong Seattle secondary, but they proved to have no match for Keenan Allen, and Rivers regular turned to him in times of need.

Seattle (4-4) got a break when Davis was called for pass interference in the end zone on the final play of regulation against Tyler Lockett, putting the ball at the 1 for an untimed down. He was 9-for-15 on PATs, including 0-for-2 in a two-point win over the San Francisco 49ers, and 9-for-13 on field goals. But so far this season, when Seattle's ground game grinds to a halt, Wilson stops being as decisive and starts taking more sacks.

One of the biggest missed opportunities happened at the start of the second quarter on Seattle's second drive.

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The Seahawks allowed 11 explosive plays on defense in their loss to the Chargers.

Listed as inactive were running back C.J. Prosise; cornerback Neiko Thorpe; safety Maurice Alexander; guard Jordan Simmons; offensive lineman Ethan Pocic; defensive tackle Naz Jones; and defensive tackle Poon Ford. A completed pass here or a properly executed block there could have made the difference. "Anytime it's that close, your hands kind of really don't have time to react".

Seattle might well have run it from the 1 - coach Pete Carroll wouldn't say for certain afterward what the Seahawks would have done.