NFL Preseason Preview – Oakland (1-2) at Seattle (3-0)

Published on September 2, 2009 by     Seahawk Fanatic

sp_raiders_seahaw5465x500The Seattle Seahawks will try to wrap up a perfect preseason slate at home on Thursday night, when Jim Mora and company host the Oakland Raiders in the final summer tune-up for both squads.

Though the news hasn’t all been good during a preseason in which key offensive linemen Walter Jones (knee) and Chris Spencer (quadriceps) have been sidelined with concerning injuries, the Seahawks have walked away relatively happy from wins against the Chargers (20-14), Broncos (27-13), and Chiefs (14-10).

Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has had a strong preseason, one year after being sidelined for nine games with back problems, completing 38-of-53 passes (71.7 percent) for 414 yards with four touchdowns, an interception, and a passer rating of 111.7 during the warm-up period.

Hasselbeck and the rest of the team’s first-string is unlikely to play major minutes on Thursday, in keeping with final-game-of-preseason tradition, meaning Seneca Wallace and rookie Mike Teel are likely to receive a bulk of the snaps.

One player who could appear in a Seattle uniform for the first time is running back Edgerrin James, who was signed last week and has a chance to see some action.

First-round draft choice and outside linebacker Aaron Curry is expected to play significant minutes, but cornerback Marcus Trufant (back) remains out for the Seahawks.

Among position battles, the competition between kicking candidates Olindo Mare and Brandon Coutu could be the most interesting. The incumbent Mare is 0-of-2 on field goals in the preseason, while the second-year-pro Coutu is 4-of-5.

For the Raiders, meanwhile, Thursday will be about wiping away the residue of a disturbing 45-7 loss to the New Orleans Saints last Saturday, a game Oakland trailed by a 31-0 count at halftime.

Drew Brees was a sensational 14-of-17 for 179 yards and two touchdowns in the win, while in the running game, the Saints piled up 232 yards in Oakland. On offense, the Raiders committed five turnovers while achieving just nine first downs on the night.

Given those circumstances, which head coach Tom Cable referred to as “embarrassing,” the Raiders starters could see a bit more time than the Seahawks’ first-string on Thursday.

Quarterback JaMarcus Russell, who has completed 25-of-38 passes (65.8 percent) passes for 279 yards, a touchdown, and no interceptions during the preseason to date, will seek to build on a promising exhibition period thus far.

Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (wrist) and safety Mike Mitchell (hamstring) are among the Raiders notables who will not play in the preseason finale.

The Seahawks lead the all-time preseason series with the Raiders, 5-2, including a 23-16 home victory prior to last season.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (1)

  1. Oakland Raiders Foot says:

    Wow nice information sharing here. Oakland Raiders team really play very well in all games .




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

150205-carroll-660

Pete Carroll admits he cried after Super Bowl loss

Less than two days after losing Super Bowl XLIX, Pete Carroll finally came to grips with Seattle's epic ...
lxp8q.AuSt.5

Losing Super Bowl 49 was a team effort

More than a preposterous play call at the goal line Sunday denied the Seattle Seahawks a second consecutive ...
JkZ2Z.AuSt.5

Seahawks have talent to get back, if they can rebound from disappointment

For the Seattle Seahawks fans who have recovered from the defibrillation, there might be solace in the fact ...
AA8Tsv1

Pete Carroll blows it for Seahawks

The ring was being fitted for his finger. The plaudits were being written for his resume. The skeptical ...
150201game660

Worst play call I’ve seen in the history of football

Just moments after Jermaine Kearse nearly broke the internet with an insane circus-like catch to put the Seahawks ...
150128cblongform660

Darrelle Revis’ Island? Or Richard Sherman’s Amusement Park?

If Darrelle Revis is an Island, what does that make Richard Sherman? “I don’t want to be an island. ...

12 things 12s need to know about the Seahawks’ Super Bowl send-off

12 tips to support the Seahawks on their send off to Super Bowl XLIX. The Seahawks are heading to ...
1111

‘U mad bro?’ game looms as Patriots, Seahawks prep for rematch

It was, in hindsight, the moment the Seattle Seahawks arrived as legitimate title contenders. And they announced themselves ...

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

lat-noise-wre0011368363-20130915

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz