Phillip Rivers threw for 228 yards and two touchdowns, while Melvin Gordon returned from injury and ran for 113 yards and a score, as the Chargers improved to 3-1 away from home. Rivers found Tyrell Williams for a 12-yard score and Mike Williams for a 30-yard score, all to jump ahead after falling behind, 7-0, in the first quarter.
The Seahawks had won four of five after a tough 0-2 start to their season, as Russell Wilson struggled to find a groove on his home field. The former Super Bowl winner even heard some boos from his home crowd, especially when he threw a pick-six that was returned 42 yards by Desmond King, who stepped in front of Moore.
The Seahawks attempted a rally late, following the pick-six, as Wilson found Nick Vannett for a six-yard score to pull within a touchdown and two-point conversion. Seattle would drive down the field one more time, getting one more shot on a penalty against Michael Davis of the Chargers, but could not extend the game further, falling to 4-4 on the season.
Sunday's game was also a milestone for Rivers, who became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to start 200 straight games, joining Brett Favre, Eli Manning, and Peyton Manning. Favre holds the all-time NFL record with 297 straight starts. Rivers led the Chargers in the first half by averaging 10 yards per play, scoring three times to jump ahead, as they never trailed after the first quarter.
Los Angeles improves to 6-2 on the season, just 1.5 games behind the Chiefs in the AFC West, as they move on to visit the lowly Oakland Raiders. Meanwhile, the Seahawks have another tough task, this one on the road against the Los Angeles Rams.