2014 Week 2: San Diego Chargers 30, Seattle Seahawks 21
I remember this game like it was yesterday. I remember the broadcast showing the shots of the Seattle Seahawks on their sideline, drenched in sweat as the Chargers had the best home-field advantage possible on a hot San Diego day.
The Chargers came out and sucker-punched the defending Super Bowl Champions, who would go on to appear in another Super Bowl in this season. Nobody expected the Chargers to win this game, heck, Vegas had the Seahawks as 5.5-point favorites in a road game.
Just like the year prior (and every year, it seems like) the Chargers dropped a close game in Week 1 to start the season on the wrong foot. They lost 17-18 to the Arizona Cardinals, again not scoring in the fourth quarter and blowing a 17-6 lead.
That changed in Week 2 as the Chargers came out firing and really were in control of his game from whistle to whistle. They jumped out to a 3-0 lead, were down 7-3 and then never relinquished the lead. They scored 17 uncontested points to move the score to 20-7, although the Seahawks were able to make it close heading into half with a last-minute touchdown.
The Chargers just shut them down. The Seahawks were only able to score seven points in the second half and the Chargers came away with a definitive 30-21 win over the defending champs; the defending champs who only lost four regular-season games in 2014 and went a combined 16-3 the year prior.
Philip Rivers had a good game with 284 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions and the secondary really stepped up to limit Russell Wilson.
It was an all-around great win for the Chargers, the best of the decade in the month of September, as a matter of fact. The Chargers wound up going 9-7 this season and narrowly missed the playoffs.