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Takeaways from Chargers’ 24-14 preseason win over Seahawks

CARSON, CA - AUGUST 18: Detrez Newsome #38 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball as he is chased by Poona Ford #97 of the Seattle Seahawks during a 24-14 presseason Charger win at StubHub Center on August 18, 2018 in Carson, California. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images
CARSON, CA - AUGUST 18: Detrez Newsome #38 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball as he is chased by Poona Ford #97 of the Seattle Seahawks during a 24-14 presseason Charger win at StubHub Center on August 18, 2018 in Carson, California. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images
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CARSON, CA – AUGUST 18: Detrez Newsome #38 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball as he is chased by Poona Ford #97 of the Seattle Seahawks during a 24-14 presseason Charger win at StubHub Center on August 18, 2018 in Carson, California. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images
CARSON, CA – AUGUST 18: Detrez Newsome #38 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball as he is chased by Poona Ford #97 of the Seattle Seahawks during a 24-14 presseason Charger win at StubHub Center on August 18, 2018 in Carson, California. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Chargers put forth a solid team effort on Saturday night in defeating the Seattle Seahawks 24-14 in preseason action.

The Chargers dominated the Seahawks in time of possession, having the ball for nearly 38 minutes in their first home game of the preseason. A big reason for that were the 176 yards rushing the Bolts racked up.

The first team offense looked great as Philip Rivers completed six of his seven throws while leading a 70-yard drive which was capped off by a 2-yard touchdown run by Melvin Gordon.

The defense played terrific as well, sacking the quarterback three times and holding the Seahawks to nothing but a couple of field goals until late in the fourth quarter when the game was out of reach.

Perhaps most important was the fact that the team did not turn the ball over, something it did four times last week against the Seattle Seahawks.

But there were some other important things to take from this game in terms of who will and won’t be part of this team once the regular season starts.

A few players are making their case for a roster spot while others have put their best foot forward to win a tough position battle. Let’s delve into each of those now.

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