With one designed rollout and sprint to the end zone, Terrelle Pryor showed why the Seattle Seahawks sacrificed a late-round draft pick to add another quarterback.
Malcolm Smith tracked the eyes of quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and leapt into the air, snagging the football with one hand for an interception before racing 60 yards in the opposite direction for a touchdown.
"There are no excuses. You got to get them to get off the field and punt, and we didn't make them punt once," San Diego coach Mike McCoy said. "So there's obviously some breakdown somewhere, some lack of communication."
Russell Wilson's first appearance at home since hoisting the Lombardi Trophy looked very similar to Seattle's Super Bowl domination, even in a limited performance.
Brock Coyle will likely make his second straight start at middle linebacker against San Diego. It's a temporary stint for Coyle while starter Bobby Wagner recovers from a minor hamstring strain.
When he went home to LaSalle, Ontario, the question followed Seattle Seahawks tight end Luke Willson everywhere he went.
Assault accusations made against star Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch were untrue, according to the Bellevue Police Department.
This season, 19 teams will pay their projected starting quarterbacks less than $3.5 million, or one-fifth of the $17.5 million Jay Cutler will make from the Bears in base salary.
Seattle Seahawks rookie defensive end Cassius Marsh will undergo an MRI after appearing to suffer a knee injury in practice.
The Seattle Seahawks said Tuesday they don't believe there's any weight to the allegations that running back Marshawn Lynch may have been involved in an assault Sunday morning at a Bellevue apartment.
Between the penalties and an offense that staggered, Pete Carroll had to settle for being able to make some evaluations after the Seattle Seahawks' preseason opener.
The NFL does what it can via the draft, salary cap, free agency and, coming soon, expanded playoffs to engineer a sense of parity, making each team and each fan base believe it has a chance to win on any given Sunday - and to reach any season's Super Bowl.
The Seattle Seahawks' preseason opener against the Denver Broncos devolved into a game of flag football, which wasn't unexpected in light of the NFL's renewed emphasis on illegal contact and holding.
When the Seattle Seahawks visit the Broncos for a preseason kickoff Thursday night, they'll see a Denver defense that was reshaped with them in mind - along with a team still smarting over all that trash talk during and after the Super Bowl.