The Seattle Seahawks (3-3, 1-2 Away) travel to face the Los Angeles Chargers (4-2, 2-1 Home), who will be looking to prolong their winning streak, at SoFi Stadium on Sunday. The Chargers are five-point favorites, and the total is 50.Seattle is coming off a 19-9 win over the Arizona Cardinals at Lumen Field last Sunday. Geno Smith was 20 of 31 for 197 yards.
Kenneth Walker III ran 21 times for 97 yards and a touchdown. Noah Fant caught six passes for 45 yards. Los Angeles won for the third straight game on Monday, beating the Denver Broncos 19-16 at SoFi Stadium. Justin Herbert threw for 238 yards and an interception. Austin Ekeler carried 14 times for 36 yards and a touchdown and added 10 catches for 47 yards. Joshua Palmer was targeted 12 times, hauling in nine receptions for 57 yards.
The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since November 2018, a 25-17 win for the Chargers.
TALE OF THE TAPE
The Seahawks are averaging 24.3 points per game for the season, eighth in the NFL, and they are facing a Chargers defense that has surrendered 25.3 PPG (26th). Meanwhile, Los Angeles has scored 23.5 points a game this season, 11th in the league, and Seattle is allowing 27.2 PPG (30th).
The Seahawks rank 13th in the league in passing yards per game (250.3) and 11th in rushing (124.3), while the Chargers are 18th in passing yards allowed per game (242.7) and 23rd against the run (125.0).Los Angeles has been one of the league’s top passing teams, averaging 286.0 passing yards per game (5th), while ranking 25th in rushing yards (94.8).
The Seahawks are allowing 261.3 passing yards (23rd) and 165.8 rushing yards per game (31st).Seattle has found the end zone on 33% of red zone trips this season, sixth lowest in the NFL, averaging 3.0 trips a game (27th).
Through six games, Geno Smith has thrown for nine touchdowns (2 INT) and 250.3 yards per game to lead Seattle in passing. In three away games this season, he has five TDs (1 INT) and an average of 261.7 yards passing. Rashaad Penny leads the team in rushing with an average of 69.2 yards a game over five games.
He has two touchdowns on the ground. Tyler Lockett is the Seahawks’ leading receiver with 70.5 yards a game and two TDs. He is averaging 5.7 receptions on 7.5 targets per game. Justin Herbert has 10 passing touchdowns (3 INT) with 286.0 yards per game through six games to lead Los Angeles.
In three home games this season, he has thrown for four TDs (2 INT) and an average of 271.3 yards. Austin Ekeler has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 58.2 yards a game through six games. He also has been valuable as a receiver, accumulating 43.5 yards a game through the air.
He has six total touchdowns, four rushing and two receiving. Mike Williams has been the primary target in the Chargers’ aerial attack. He has two touchdowns and a 68.2 yard per game average through six appearances. Mike Williams is averaging 8.3 targets per game (5.0 receptions).
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LA Chargers (-225)
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