Chargers To Face Well Rested And Confident Seahawks


Week 1 of the NFL season is in the rearview mirror. The San Diego Chargers and Seattle Seahawks experienced contrasting results in their first game.

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San Diego traveled to Glendale, Ariz., only to find a Cardinals team with a lot of fight. The Seahawks stayed home, unveiling their new World Championship Banner. Soon after, they unveiled a team the Green Bay Packers didn’t have an answer to. A team nobody in the league may have an answer to.

Less than a week after losing to the Arizona Cardinals, San Diego returns home to host the Seattle Seahawks. Any game Philip Rivers starts under center, is a game a defense will have to be at their best. Richard Sherman will undoubtedly see activity this week. Rivers is too confident to back down to any corner. Although the Chargers will see small victories throughout the game, those victories will do little to affect the final score.

Seattle visits Qualcomm Stadium feeling very good about their team. Russell Wilson is the unquestioned commander on offense. His leadership and the respect earned from teammates is matched by few.

Richard Sherman leads the league’s best defense. His maturity on the field has grown since scaring Erin Andrews after the NFC title game.

Overall, the Chargers have the talent to compete with the World Champions. What became obvious against the Cardinals, this team lacks that powerful voice to calm the troops. Against the Seahawks, a team must have the ability to stay in the moment. Turnovers will give Russell Wilson the ball and more chances to score.

Seattle will be too much on both sides of the ball. They will move down the field with little resistance. Their No. 1 spot in power rankings will be safe for another week.

As a bonus, Skip Bayless picked San Diego. Last week on ESPN’s First Take, he picked Green Bay. Keep picking against Seattle, Skip.

My prediction? Seahawks 38, Chargers 17