It’s only the preseason, and just one game at that. But the Seahawks had some performances in their opener against the Chargers in San Diego on Thursday night that rank among the best in the league after the first round of games.
Leon Washington shares the league lead in third-and-one rushing (2 for 2).
Thomas Clayton is fifth in rushing (62 yards) and tied for fifth in first downs (four).
Rookie QB Josh Portis has the eighth-best passer rating (117.4) and, not surprisingly, is No. 5 in fourth-quarter passer rating (129.7) because that’s when he led the Seahawks to 14 points as they rallied for a 24-17 victory. He’s also tied for eighth in third-down passer rating (109.7).
Rookie wide receiver Doug Baldwin is No. 5 in kickoff returns (41.0) and tied for 11th in receptions (four), while Clayton is in that same 11th spot in total yards (67).
As a team, the Seahawks lead the league is rushing defense, are No. 6 in total defense and tied for 16th in total offense.