Oakland Raiders Vs. Seattle Seahawks Pre-Season Preview

Aug 23, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) throws the ball for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears during the third quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Chicago Bears defeated the Oakland Raiders 34-26. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

 

The Oakland Raiders travel to Seattle to face the Seahawks in their final game of the 2013 preseason. The roster was cut to 75-players on Tuesday, August 27th.  The remaining players have one last opportunity to show the coaches and scouts what they can bring in order to make the 53-man roster.

Event: Oakland Raiders at Seattle Seahawks

Where: Century Link Field, Seattle, Washington

When: 7:00 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST)/ 10:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Television: KTVU FOX 2 (Bay Area)/ KQCA 58 (Sacramento)/ CBS 47 (Fresno)/    KTLA 5 (Los Angeles)/ KBAK (Bakersfield)/ Check local listings and www.raiders.com outside of California.

Radio: Bay Area 102.1 FM, 98.5 FM KFOX/ 1140 AM (Sacramento)/ 105.9 (Fresno)/ 830 AM (Los Angeles)/ 104.1 FM (Modesto)/ 103.9 FM (Merced)/ 1280 AM (San Luis Obispo)/ 1490 AM (King City)/ 106.3 FM (Eureka)/ 1440 AM (Napa)/ 1670 AM (Redding)/ 920 AM (Palm Springs)/ 630 AM (Monterey)/ 97.7 FM (Santa Rosa)/ 1520 AM (Ventura)/ Check local listings and www.raiders.com outside of California.

Not Playing:  OT-Jared Veldheer (Tricep), LB-Miles Burris (Knee-PUP), DB-Joselio Hanson (Groin-IR), and RB-Latavius Murray (Ankle-IR).

Questionable: DT-Pat Sims, OL-Lucas Nix, and OL-Mike Brisiel.

Quarterback Terrelle Pryor gets his first start of the 2013 pre-season.  After an impressive performance against the Chicago Bears, the coaching staff, along with Raider Nation, is excited to see what he can do with this opportunity. Century Link Field is known to be one of the loudest stadiums in football.  The Seahawks fans are a rowdy bunch, and they will try to make Pryor’s outing difficult.  This is a great venue to have the final pre-season game.

First of all, it will be a very tough test for both the offensive side and defensive side of the ball.  The Seahawks offense is explosive with RB-Marshawn Lynch and QB-Russell Wilson.  The Seahawks defense was ranked within the top 5 in the NFL in 2012, and it has a reputation for creating turnovers.  Ball security will be key in order to win against Seattle.

Coaches and personnel staff will use the last preseason game to complete their player evaluations prior to Saturday’s cut-down.  “We’re going to use the fourth game as an evaluation process,” said Coach Allen. “We’re going to play these guys, and then after that game we have to get down to 53. We’ll have to make sure we pick the right 53 guys.”

Aug 23, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders cornerback D.J. Hayden (25) against the Chicago Bears at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Raiders will have many key players get significant playing time against Seattle.  Menelik Watson will get the start at left tackle ahead of Alex Barron.  D. J. Hayden is going to see a lot more action in this game in order to prepare him for the upcoming regular season.

“I believe that when your roster isn’t completely set, when you don’t have a team full of returning starters or you have injuries that maybe force you to evaluate some players, then that does change going into the fourth preseason game,” said offensive coordinator Greg Olson. “It is what it is. Those guys that are going to be asked to play will play. They’ll get some experience, and I think it will be very good experience for our football team.”

Topics: Dennis Allen, DJ Hayden, Greg Olson, Marshawn Lynch, Menelik Watson, Oakland Raiders, Raider Nation, Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks, Terrelle Pryor

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  • Mechguy

    Gone are the days when the Raiders terrorized Seattle in the same division. Now Seattle is looking like a terror in any Division. Gonna be a tough game to look good in.

  • Raider Grant

    Sometimes its the hard games that makes one shine. I truly hope the best for all our boys & for the injury bug to stay home tomorrow night. Go Raiders!

  • DeanIverson

    if it wast a pre season game I think the Raiders could game plan this one to look pretty good actually, I think their receiving core is better than Seattle secondary, they have been looking very sloppy as of late so if this game was about winning attack seattles secondary with your speed early and often, go deep or go home…

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  • ngs4509

    When did the Raiders ever “terrorize” Seattle? I remember that rivalry very well and it seems to me the Seahawks always got amped up for those games and did some serious ass whoopin’. (with a few exceptions, Bo Jackson being one!) Anyway, as much as I hate to say it being a former “Raider Hater”, good luck this season! (but GO HAWKS!)

  • ngs4509

    “better than the Seattle secondary” Seriously? I don’t mean to be an a**hole, I hate it when people come on these sites and act like children, but that’s ridiculous. Let’s get real here. (and I’m not just being a “homer”) If this WAS a regular season game I think you’d feel a little silly with that statement.

  • Rob Hospidor

    you sir are an idiot.

  • Shane Schilperoort

    Wow, why, because I made a prediction and it didn’t come true? That’s what we do here, we guess. Good thing it’s the pre-season, because this game didn’t mean anything except a chance for younger players to show their worth. No, the score didn’t work in my favor, but the Raiders faced one of the best defenses and offenses in football, and only one touchdown was scored. That impressed me more than anything else. Plus, the first string defense actually looked like a defense, and they got two sacks. Think of me how you will, I just do what I do, and I can’t worry if one person doesn’t like my opinion…