Russell Wilson can't find rhythm against Chargers

Russell Wilson completed 7 of 15 passes against the Chargers on Saturday. Lenny Ignelzi/AP

SAN DIEGO -- In what might have been his last action of the preseason, Russell Wilson struggled to find a rhythm in two-plus quarters against the San Diego Chargers.

Wilson completed 7 of 15 pass attempts for 56 yards, averaging a meager 3.7 yards per attempt. His longest completion went for 14 yards, and that was in the third quarter when the Chargers had pulled their starters.

On a bootleg in the first quarter, Wilson tried to avoid a sack by throwing the ball away with his left hand, but he was whistled for intentional grounding. Later, he fired high to Jimmy Graham on what could have been a big gain down the middle of the field. On a third down in the second quarter, Wilson threw behind Graham on another incompletion. In the third quarter, Wilson looked deep to wide receiver Kevin Smith and was nearly intercepted.

As usual, Wilson did make some plays with his legs, rushing four times for 23 yards.

Overall, the Seahawks' first-team offense managed two field goals and punted four times on six possessions.

Obviously, Wilson has proved himself in much more meaningful games, but if the Seahawks were looking for positive signs on offense in this one, there weren't many to be found.

Asked by CBS's Phil Simms at halftime about whether he still thinks of last season's Super Bowl, Wilson said: "I think about the moment I have coming up next."

Pete Carroll could choose to give Wilson limited work in the preseason finale against the Raiders on Thursday. The Seahawks open the regular season in St. Louis against the Rams on Sept. 13.