Seahawks' new RB tandem faces Chargers' stingy defense

Gary Horton knows what to pay attention to during the Seahawks-Chargers preseason game.

Originally Published: August 20, 2008
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.
This week's "Monday Night Football" game (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET) features the Seahawks on the road versus the Chargers. Scouts Inc. has all the preseason story lines to keep an eye on in this matchup.

Kicking battle
The Seahawks have a place-kicking competition between rookie Brandon Coutu and veteran Olindo Mare. Coutu has a strong leg and he is probably better on kickoffs, but he is unproven in the NFL. It will be interesting to see if the Seahawks take a chance on him or stick with the veteran.