- Antonio Gates and Philip Rivers should send this game film to Canton. Their performance encapsulated everything that has made them one of the best duos in the league since Rivers took over nine years ago. All seven targets thrown to Gates were caught, for 96 yards and three touchdowns. Rivers kept dodging defenders and throwing improbable passes from uncomfortable platforms. No one throws a touch pass quite like Rivers.
Gates, meanwhile, made a handful of incredible grabs. Ladarius Green was nowhere to be seen. So much for Gates' decline.
- This looked just like the Chargers' 2013 offense at its best: Death by 1,000 five-yard runs and eight-yard catches. The Chargers controlled the game with the temperature over 90 degrees with three straight drives of at least nine plays to open the game. They scored in their first four possessions. They held the ball for 42 minutes. Seattle's running backs had only eight carries.
- Don't fault the Seahawks offense for this one. They were more explosive per play than San Diego, and Russell Wilson was sharp overall. But the Seahawks got the ball back only down six points with 3:05 left. Shareece Wright stopped Percy Harvin's "Jet Sweep" for a six-yard loss to open the drive, and the Seahawks couldn't move the ball from there.