Despite not having some of his usual weapons, Tarvaris Jackson will need more practice and study before he can run the Seahawks offense with the same type of confidence and control Philip Rivers gives the San Diego Chargers.
Jackson passed for 13 yards in his Seahawks debut. The former Vikings backup QB also was sacked twice.
Thomas Clayton rushed for a tie-breaking 25-yard touchdown with about three minutes left in the Seahawks' 24-17 victory over San Diego on Thursday.
Things didn't look very promising at halftime, when the Seahawks trailed the Chargers 10-0. Undrafted rookie Josh Portis led two late scoring drives including a 25-yard touchdown run by Thomas Clayton.
Early in the game, the Seahawks lost left tackle Russell Okung to a sprained left ankle on the first series.
Head Coach Pete Carroll says Okung felt a pop in his ankle, but added that the X-rays showed no structural damage.