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NFL Week 7 Game Recap: Seattle Seahawks 37, Los Angeles Chargers 23

Inglewood, California, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (9) runs the ball against the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Don't look now, but the Geno Smith-led Seattle Seahawks are alone at the top of the NFC West.

Rookie running back Kenneth Walker III ran all over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 7, racking up 168 rushing yards and two scores to secure a 37-23 victory for Seattle.

Offensive spotlight: It's not the first time we've said it this year, but Geno Smith was the better quarterback in this one. The Seahawks passer went 7-of-11 for 118 yards and two scores on passes thrown 10 or more yards downfield, and he added three more big-time throws to his season total.

Defensive spotlight: Seahawks safety Ryan Neal saw seven targets in coverage, but he allowed just four catches for 13 measly yards. Better yet, he hauled in an interception and forced three incompletions.

Rookie spotlight: Kenneth Walker had a monster game on the ground, toting the rock 23 times for 168 yards and two scores. He churned out 129 yards after contact and forced three missed tackles, with five of his runs going for 10 or more yards.

Offensive line spotlight: The Seahawks offensive line did a reasonable job of keeping Smith on schedule today, allowing just two sacks and four hurries across 30 snaps on first review.

Box Score

Passing
Seattle Seahawks
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Geno Smith 15.1 20 / 27 210 7.8 2 1 2 105.5
Los Angeles Chargers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Justin Herbert 20.1 33 / 51 293 5.7 2 1 3 84.8
Rushing
Seattle Seahawks
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Kenneth Walker III 31.8 23 168 7.3 2 74 0
Geno Smith 15.1 4 7 1.8 0 9 1
DeeJay Dallas 6.1 6 35 5.8 0 11 0
Dee Eskridge 0.4 1 4 4.0 0 4 0
Los Angeles Chargers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Austin Ekeler 36.7 9 31 3.4 1 13 0
Justin Herbert 20.1 3 22 7.3 0 14 1
Sony Michel 2.3 2 5 2.5 0 4 0
Isaiah Spiller -0.5 1 -5 -5.0 0 -5 0
Receiving
Seattle Seahawks
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Marquise Goodwin 22.7 5 4 67 13.4 2 23
Tyler Lockett 11.5 8 7 45 5.6 0 14
Will Dissly 8.5 4 4 45 11.2 0 16
DeeJay Dallas 6.1 2 2 6 3.0 0 3
Colby Parkinson 3.8 1 1 28 28.0 0 28
DK Metcalf 2.2 2 1 12 6.0 0 12
Noah Fant 1.7 3 1 7 2.3 0 7
Dee Eskridge 0.4 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
Los Angeles Chargers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Austin Ekeler 36.7 12 12 96 8.0 1 23
Mike Williams 21.6 9 7 86 9.6 1 21
Justin Herbert 20.1 1 1 -8 -8.0 0 -8
Gerald Everett 11.3 9 5 63 7.0 0 24
DeAndre Carter 6.7 7 3 37 5.3 0 22
Keenan Allen 3.1 2 2 11 5.5 0 10
Sony Michel 2.3 3 1 8 2.7 0 8
Jason Moore Jr. 1.5 2 1 5 2.5 0 5
Michael Bandy 0.5 6 1 -5 -0.8 0 -5

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