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Te‘o makes debut with Chargers in loss to Seahawks

August 9, 2013
By BERNIE WILSON , The Associated Press

SAN DIEGO - Manti Te'o had a quiet NFL debut.

The rookie linebacker from Laie, Oahu, played the first two series of San Diego Chargers' 31-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, recording no tackles.

"It was everything I expected and more," Te'o said. "It was fun. I had first-game jitters in the beginning. As the plays went on, you kind of settle in. You just start playing football. It was good for all of us to get out there."

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San Diego’s Manti Te‘o runs with Seattle’s Sean McGrath during the second quarter of the Seahawks’ 31-10 win over the Chargers on Thursday in both teams’ preseason opener.
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Tarvaris Jackson threw two touchdown passes for Seattle (1-0) and Brady Quinn, also battling to be Russell Wilson's backup, threw for another score.

Wilson, who led the Seahawks to the playoffs last year as a rookie, played the first three series. He passed for 23 yards and ran for 9.

Jackson threw a 42-yard scoring pass to Stephen Williams on the first play of the fourth quarter and hit Derrick Coleman on a 6-yarder in the final minutes. Jackson also completed a 41-yarder to Williams to set up Spencer Ware's 6-yard scoring run late in the third quarter.

Fact Box

NFL Preseason

All times HST

Thursday's Results

Baltimore 44, Tampa Bay 16

Washington 22, Tennessee 21

Cincinnati 34, Atlanta 10

Cleveland 27, St. Louis 19

Denver 10, San Francisco 6

Seattle 31, San Diego 10

Today's Games

N.Y. Jets at Detroit, 1:30 p.m.

New England at Philadelphia, 1:30 p.m. (NFLN)

Miami at Jacksonville, 1:30 p.m.

Houston at Minnesota, 2 p.m.

Kansas City at New Orleans, 2 p.m.

Arizona at Green Bay, 2 p.m. (KFVE)

Chicago at Carolina, 2 p.m.

Dallas at Oakland, 4 p.m. (NFLN)

Saturday's Game

N.Y. Giants at Pittsburgh, 1:30 p.m. (KFVE and NFLN)

Sunday's Game

Buffalo at Indianapolis, 7:30 a.m. (NFLN)

San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers played only the opening series, which ended with Nick Novak's 28-yard field goal.

Third-string quarterback Brad Sorensen threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Ladarius Green in the fourth quarter for the Chargers (0-1).

The game was also San Diego's first with Mike McCoy as coach.

 
 
 

 

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