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NFL: Seattle 27, San Diego 20

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Seattle Seahawks tight end John Carlson hauls in 9-yard touchdown pass from Matt Hasselbeck infront of San Diego Chargers defenders Steve Gregory, Shawn Phillips and Eric Weddle in the first quarter on Sunday September 26, 2010 at Qwest Field in Seattle. The Seahawks beat the Chargers 27-20. Jim Bryant Photo
Seattle Seahawks tight end John Carlson hauls in 9-yard touchdown pass from Matt Hasselbeck infront of San Diego Chargers defenders Steve Gregory, Shawn Phillips and Eric Weddle in the first quarter on Sunday September 26, 2010 at Qwest Field in Seattle. The Seahawks beat the Chargers 27-20. Jim Bryant Photo | License Photo

SEATTLE, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Leon Washington returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown with 6:24 left Sunday, boosting the Seattle Seahawks to a 27-20 win over San Diego.

Washington's electrifying play was his second kickoff-return touchdown of the game. He also scored on a club-record 101-yard return in the third quarter for the Seahawks (2-1).

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Seattle's defense forced five turnovers, with two coming on interceptions by rookie Earl Thomas. One of his pick-offs came inside the Seattle 10-yard line during the final few seconds of the game as Philip Rivers attempted a last-ditch San Diego comeback try.

Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck went 19-of-32 passing for 220 yards with a TD and an interception.

Rivers, meanwhile, tossed for a career-high 455 yards, ending the day 29-of-53 passing with two TDs and the two interceptions.

Antonio Gates collected seven passes for for 109 yards and a TD for the Chargers (1-2).

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