Seahawks down Chargers in battle of reserves

Thomas Clayton's 25-yard touchdown run in the 17, in the preseason opener for both clubs at Qualcomm Stadium.

Charlie Whitehurst saw the majority of the snaps, going 14-of-20 for 115 yards for the Seahawks, who finished 7-9 a year ago and became the first team in NFL history to win their division with a losing record.

Leon Washington added a rushing score. while Anthony McCoy hauled in a six- yard TD pass early in the final stanza.

Philip Rivers took a seat after connecting on 5-of-6 passes for 87 yards and a first-quarter touchdown to Mike Tolbert for the Chargers, who went 9-7 a year ago but finished out of postseason contention.

Vincent Jackson led all receivers with 54 yards on a pair of catches.