After a Week 6 victory over their division rival, the Cardinals, in which the Seahawks were able to grind their way with the help of their defense, the team prove in Week 7 that the win was not a mirage. A well-rounded victory by the Seattle Seahawks over the LA Chargers proved they can go toe-to-toe with any team this season. And even come out on the winning side.
Even though the Seahawks had difficulty containing Cardinals’ quarterback, Kyler Murray from running around in Week 6, they were able to stop Arizona’s running backs from gaining big yardage. In this Week 7 showdown against the Chargers, the Seahawks faced yet another daunting task of trying to stop a rising star quarterback in Justin Herbert. Not only that Seattle had their hands full with Herbert, but the team also had to be able to stop Los Angeles Chargers star running back, Austin Ekeler.
Stopping the high-powered LA Chargers’ offense was not an easy task, but the Seattle Seahawks proved they are up to the task in Week 7. Coming into this game, the Seahawks are still at the bottom or near the bottom in stopping the run. Although they somewhat were able to do so against the Cardinals last week, the issue still has not been resolved.
Some observations for the Seahawks Week 7 victory over the Chargers
Stopping the run game is critical for this team in order for them to help make life much easier for their pass rushers and cornerbacks, as they were having difficulty stopping anyone from the ground.
As Seattle wins in back-to-back games to move in sole possession on top of the NFC West, let us review this Seahawks victory over the LA Chargers.