The Seahawks showed why they are defending champions. Russell Wilson went a tidy 11-of-13 for 121 yards, and running back Robert Turbin enjoyed a big game with 81 yards on 12 carries. Seattle dominated the first half, outgaining the Chargers, 260-122 for a 24-7 advantage on the scoreboard.
San Diego played most of its starters through the first half, except for Philip Rivers. Rivers stayed in for the initial drive before giving way to backup Kellen Clemens. Rivers went 2-of-4 for 20 yards. Keenan Allen had the lone Chargers touchdown, catching a 13-yard strike.
Seattle continued its domination in the second half. Terrelle Pryor got in the game, and contributed to scoreboard with a 44-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. There was a moment of controversy when a Tharold Simon pick-six was called back due to an iffy illegal contact call.