Friday, August 27, 2004


By far, tonight has been the Seahawks best performance of the preseason.

On the first play of the game, Drew Brees gets picked off by Ken Lucas who runs it back for a touchdown. However, his TD was called back by a 'Hawks penalty. Big deal, the 'Hawks go on a 3-play, 15 yard drive, capped off by a Darrell Jackson touchdown. 7-0 'Hawks.

On their 2nd drive, the 'Hawks go 65 yards on 12 plays, with Josh Brown kicking a 52-yard field goal to make it 10-0. Brown has a big leg. See last October's Green Bay game.

The 'Hawks 3rd drive is stalled when Shaun Alexander is stopped for no gain on 4th down in the red zone.

Philip Rivers made his preseason debut for the Chargers in the 2nd quarter, and on his first play, throws a 38-yard pass to Josh Norman. Rivers leads the Bolts on a 9-play, 70-yard drive before MacKenzie Hoambrecker's 39-yard field goal is blocked by Anthony Simmons. Simmons runs it back for 67 yards, touchdown Seahawks. 17-0 'Hawks.

Late in the 2nd quarter, Marcus Trufant intercepts Rivers. Shaun Alexander runs for a 13-yard touchdown to make it 23-0. Brown's extra point is blocked, so it's 23-0 'Hawks. As long as there's no extra point blocks in the regular season, that's fine by me.

And that's where I'll leave it.

How did the starters do? Well, no key guys have gotten hurt. That's a good sign.

Matt Hasselbeck -- 16-of-24, 167 yards, 1 TD
Shaun Alexander -- 12 att, 48 yards, 1 TD, 2 rec, 33 yards (81 total yards)
Darrell Jackson -- 1 rec, 1 TD
Koren Robinson -- 5 rec, 59 yards
Jerramy Stevens -- 2 rec, 18 yards

Anthony Simmons -- 3 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TD
Ken Lucas -- 1 INT
Marcus Trufant -- 1 INT

Philip Rivers was 4-of-11 for 74 yards and 2 INTs. Granted, he has gotten into camp late. But I for one would not be shocked to see him start early in the season. Maybe not Week 1, but by Week 5, he could be the starter. We'll see though.

Well, the first team is still in. I had read that Mike Holmgrean was going to do this tonight. I may decide to update this post later with the 3rd quarter stats, but I doubt it.

Enjoy the weekend, folks.

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