While Wilson almost pulled it off, the Seahawks fell to 5-6 at home over the past two seasons and have lost the last five games when Wilson has attempted 30 or more passes dating to last season.
Wilson was 26 of 39 for 235 yards, and threw a 10-yard TD pass to Jaron Brown on Seattle's opening drive.
But from the 6, there was no real choice but to pass, and Seattle lined up in a pretty basic passing formation, what is commonly called "11 personnel" - three receivers, one tight end and one running back. His passer rating of 105 was still stellar and, most importantly, his control of the ball ensured that his team won, but it was a shakier start than usual. Defensively, the Seahawks allowed the Chargers to average 10 yards per play in the first half, and rush for 7.3 yards per carry for the game.
Seattle also didn't have answers for Keenan Allen, who had 124 yards on six receptions.
If the two kickers had converted on all their attempts, they would have added a combined extra eight points in the game.
Gordon is officially questionable on the injury report.
Seattle played a lengthy tribute video honoring owner Paul Allen who died on October 15 due to complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. McDougald will likely be a very limited participant in practice this week, but Carroll said he was pleased with the performance of backup Delano Hill stepping in for McDougald, who has been one of Seattle's top defensive players this season. If I'm being honest, the Chargers were the real story on Sunday.
The 25-17 loss to the Chargers revealed how quickly the Seahawks can lose the style of play that led them to win four of the previous five games. Sturgis is the first kicker with a missed extra point and missed field goal in three straight games since Raiders kicker Jim Breech in 1979.