Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Chargers axe kicker after nightmare display

Chargers axe kicker after nightmare display

Yet for all those issues, Wilson was a slightly deflected pass away from leading a remarkable comeback and getting the Seattle Seahawks into overtime against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

"It throws off the trajectory of the pass, " Seattle receiver Jaron Brown said later when asked about the impact of even a slight tip.

Seattle (4-4) got a break when Davis was called for pass interference in the end zone on the final play of regulation against Tyler Lockett, putting the ball at the 1 for an untimed down. But so far this season, when Seattle's ground game grinds to a halt, Wilson stops being as decisive and starts taking more sacks. Seattle got the ball back with 1:24 left at its own 22 and after two completions and a roughing the passer penalty on Melvin Ingram, the Seahawks were at the Chargers 44 with 50 seconds left. At times, he showed the same brilliance as a week ago against Detroit when he posted the first flawless passer rating in team history. Seattle allowed a 34-yard touchdown run by Gordon, a 28-yard run by Keenan Allen, a 54-yard pass to Allen and a 30-yard TD toss to Mike Williams.

Moore, meanwhile, ran down and in across the back of the end zone, covered first by Michael Davis who then passed him off in coverage to safety Derwin James. "I thought it was dominating, outside the points we missed, but pretty great". The Seahawks finished with 154 yards rushing, but starter Chris Carson didn't play the final 2 ½ quarters due to a lingering hip injury. Carson had 40 yards on eight carries before going to the bench.

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Gordon is officially questionable on the injury report.

Despite all that, Wilson almost pulled off another fourth-quarter rally. McDougald will likely be a very limited participant in practice this week, but Carroll said he was pleased with the performance of backup Delano Hill stepping in for McDougald, who has been one of Seattle's top defensive players this season. "He affected all of us. his wisdom and his charity and his love for this area".

With Seattle trailing the Chargers 25-17, the Seahawks lined up for one last play - an untimed down with magnified stakes. The six-year veteran is the first kicker since the Raiders' Jim Breech in 1979 to miss a PAT and field goal in three straight games.

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