Blair Walsh

Seahawks win in Chargers' debut game at StubHub Center

Seahawks win in Chargers' debut game at StubHub Center

It was fun while it lasted, which, for Chargers fans fired up to see the team play its first preseason game under a new head coach, in a peculiar new stadium and in a new city, was for about seven minutes Sunday night.

That’s how long it took veteran quarterback Philip Rivers to dissect Seattle’s first-string defense, marching the Chargers 75 yards in 13 plays for a touchdown on the game’s opening drive.

Rivers’ efficiency — he completed five of six passes for 56 yards — and the strong early play of his receivers, tight ends and linemen gave Los Angeles-area fans a glimpse of the kind of explosive offense the Rams could not provide last season.

Then Rivers departed,...

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