San Diego (1-1, 0-1 T-2nd in AFC West) at Seattle (1-1, 1-0 1st in NFC West)
4:15 ET, 1:15 PT
Stadium: Qwest Field
Announcers: Ian Eagle (Play-by-Play) and Dan Fouts (Color Commentator) (CBS)
Last Meeting: In 2006 the Chargers beat the Seahawks 20-17 as Matt Hasselbeck tossed for 189-yards and Shaun Alexander rushed for 140-yards in the Christmas Eve meeting in week 16.

Analysis:
A new coach and staff yet the same inconsistent play by the Seahawks in the first two-weeks of the 2010 NFL Season. After a huge 31-6 win over NFC West rivals San Francisco the Seahawks went out to Denver and got beat 31-14. The Seahawks will have the 12th Man behind them this week but will be going up against a strong Chargers defense. The Seahawks passing game is doing decent and the line hasn’t been playing as well as some would like to see, but they’re getting the job done. Look for Seattle to try and get a decent run game going so they can open up the passing game, but if not the line has been doing well with the pass block. Mike Williams should be healthier this week than last weekend and he will be involved as well as Deon Butler and Golden Tate.

Defensively the Seahawks will have a test this week. Ryan Mathews most likely won’t be rushing the ball for the Chargers, but they have a very good quarterback in Phillip Rivers. Rivers will look to his go-to-guy Antonio Gates so look for the linebackers to be busy covering him. If the Seahawks can get pressure on Rivers and create him to look at other players other than Gates the Seahawks could be in a position to win the game. In week one the defense kept the Seahawks in the game until the offense was able to get going. Look for this to be the story this week, but unlike the 49ers it can’t go on for too long. The defense will be busy with Darren Sproles running the ball.
Connections:

-Seahawks assistant offensive line coach Luke Butkus played center for the Chargers from 2002-03.
-Chargers offensive coordinator Clarence Shelmon worked with the Seahawks from 1992-97.

Seahawk News of the Week:
-The Seahawks named Peter McLoughlin as new president of the Seahawks. He previously was the St. Louis Blues of the NHL CEO.

-ESPN.com is reporting sources tell them that Leroy Hill is facing a two-or-three-game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. He already plead guilty on a marijuana charge and is now being charged in a domestic dispute. He’s been sidelined with an Achilles injury.

Seahawk Inactives:

Nate Ness

Quinton Ganther

Leroy Hill

Evan Dietrich-Smith

Chester Pitts

Russell Okung

Anthony McCoy

EJ Wilson

San Diego Inactives:

Ryan Matthews

Larry English

Stephen Cooper

Cam Thomas

Adam Terry

Vaughn Martin

Jyles Tucker

JT O’Sullivan (Emergency Quarterback)

Also don’t forget to check Hawk096 out on Twitter for up-to-the minute game info, news and notes. Enjoy the game 12th Man!