Seahawks rookie running back shines in blowout win over Chargers

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Rookie Kenneth Walker III rushed for 168 yards and two touchdowns, Marquis Goodwin took a pair of runs, and Seattle Seahawks He jumped to a 17-point lead in the first quarter before defeating the Los Angeles Chargers 37-23 on Sunday.

Jeno Smith He completed 20 of 27 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns, his fifth TD multiplayer game of the season. Jason Myers added three field goals for the Seahawks (4-3), who won three of four and topped the NFC West half of the game.

Seattle led 17-0 late in the first quarter, their biggest 15-minute lead since their win New Orleans In Week 13 of 2013. This was the Seahawks’ biggest run at the first end since 2000.

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Kenneth Walker III #9 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates a touchdown during the fourth quarter of a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on October 23, 2022, in Englewood, California.
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It was the third week in a row Chargers (4-3) It fell behind by double digits in the first quarter. They rallied against Cleveland and Denver, but were unable to pull it off this time and a three-game winning streak was cut short. Los Angeles is now one game behind Kansas City in West Asia.

Justin Herbert He was 33 of 51 for 293 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, the second time in his career that he has thrown at least 50 passes in consecutive games. Austin Eckler had 127 sparring yards (96 receiving and 31 rushing) and a pair of touchdowns, giving him eight over his last three games.

Mike Williams added seven receptions for 86 yards and a TD.

Walker took over when Seattle started running after Rashad Penny sustained an ankle injury at the end of the season two weeks ago. Five games after Ryan grabbed Neal Herbert, Walker went 12 yards off the left guard to extend the Seahawks’ lead to 14-0 with 4:17 remaining in the first quarter.

The second-round pick broke the game open in the fourth quarter with a 74-yard sprint down the right sideline to go 37-16.

Seattle Seahawks #16 Tyler Lockett celebrates with Kenneth Walker III #9 after landing during the first quarter of a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on October 23, 2022, in Englewood, California.

Seattle Seahawks #16 Tyler Lockett celebrates with Kenneth Walker III #9 after landing during the first quarter of a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on October 23, 2022, in Englewood, California.
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JC JACKSON, DK METCALF BOTH SEAHAWKS-CHARGERS WITH KNEE INJURIES

It was Goodwin’s first multiplayer TD since 2018, when he was with the San Francisco 49ers. Goodwin, in his first season with the Seahawks, had six catches for 79 yards a game but saw more time after DK Metcalfe sustained a knee injury in the first quarter and Tyler Lockett was limited by a strained hamstring.

Goodwin gave Seattle a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter when he beat Asante Samuel Jr. in coverage and pass in a 20-yard pass into the right corner of the end zone.

The Seahawks extended their lead to 24-14 with 1:40 left in the first half when Goodwin outscored JC Jackson for 23 yards.

Los Angeles had a 17-14 run with touchdowns in back-to-back drives. Ekeler had a 7-yard run and Williams received a 13-yard pass from Herbert to pull the Chargers into a field goal with 9:43 remaining in the second quarter.

The Charger had his first safety since the end of the 2020 season when Sebastian Joseph Day and Troy Rider dropped Walker in the end zone early in the fourth stage to put them within 27-16.

Marquise Goodwin #11 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after completing a touchdown reception during the first half of a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on October 23, 2022 in Inglewood, California.

Marquise Goodwin #11 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after completing a touchdown reception during the first half of a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on October 23, 2022 in Inglewood, California.
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injuries

Seahawks: LB Nick Bellore and OG Phil Haynes suffered a concussion during the second half. …DT Poona Ford had a foot injury in the first quarter and hasn’t come back.

Chargers: CBGC Jackson sustained a knee injury on Goodwin’s second landing. It was equipped with an air splint and a stroller. … LB Chris Rumpf II sustained a hip/knee injury during the fourth quarter. …Williams came off with an ankle injury in the fourth quarter.

next one

Seahawks: Host the New York Giants next Sunday.

Chargers: Say goodbye next week, then travel to play Atlanta on November 6.

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