Seahawks at Kansas City

Week Three of the preseason featured Seattle’s starting units seeing the most playing time before the regular season begins (Week Four often belongs to the second units and players vying for final roster spots before the final cuts). The Seahawks traveled to Kansas City to face their former AFC West nemeses at Arrowhead Stadium. A 14-10 victory over Kansas City improved Seattle’s preseason record to 3-0, and just as important to head coach Jim Mora and his staff was continued progress by his players on both sides of the ball.

Hours before kickoff, defensive lineman Colin Cole chatted on the phone in the tunnel that connects the locker room to the playing field.

In the locker room, offensive lineman Max Unger taped his wrists before the game.

A 7pm kickoff in Kansas City made for beautiful light as the players took to the field for pregame warmups.

Head coach Jim Mora took advantage of a quiet moment to gather his thoughts prior to addressing the team before kickoff.

Meanwhile, the locker room was quiet as players stretched, listened to music and made last minute preparations before heading to the field.

Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck led the team down the tunnel, where they waited for a cue to take to the field.

Seattle’s Brandon Mebane chased down Kansas City’s starting quarterback Matt Cassel for a loss on the Chiefs’ opening drive.

Meanwhile, Mebane and teammate Cory Redding celebrated the sack.

Seatttle’s offense was led by Hasselbeck, who spread the ball to all his receivers, including Nate Burleson, whose 31-yard reception was the longest for the Seahawks on the night. 

Tight end John Carlson was on the receiving end of a face mask, although no penalty was called. Carlson caught five passes for 68 yards and scored Seattle’s second touchdown.

The preseason is a time for teaching, and offensive line coach Mike Solari instructed his reserve unit between series in the second half.

Seattle’s defense forced two turnovers in the fourth quarter to help preserve the win. Marquis Floyd celebrates an interception of a pass thrown by Kansas City’s Matt Gutierrez.

Linebacker Will Herring was mobbed by teammates after his interception sealed the victory with 1:13 remaining in the game.

After the game, former Seahawks receiver Bobby Engram, now a member of the Chiefs, was greeted by teammates.

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