The Oakland Raiders will host the Seattle Seahawks for their final preseason game of 2017. Here is how to watch the exhibition game online.
We're almost there. The Oakland Raiders will play their fourth and final preseason game of 2017 on Thursday night against their former AFC West rival Seattle Seahawks. Kickoff from Oakland Alameda Coliseum will be at 7:00 p.m. PT on August 31.
This will be a nationally televised game, being shown on the NFL Network. The local broadcast in the Bay Area will have this final preseason exhibition on FOX 2 KTVU. NFL Game Pass and FuboTV will have the available live streams for Thursday night's preseason game.
Oakland has played better in each preseason game going forward. After struggling against the Arizona Cardinals in the first game, Oakland has put together fine showings for the most part against the Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas Cowboys the last two weeks.
While the Raiders don't have a preseason win to show for their efforts, that doesn't matter, as long as the team continues to improve heading into the Week 1 game against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville on September 10.
With this being the fourth preseason game and the dress rehearsal game out of the way, don't expect to see most of the starters play a snap in this game. The fourth preseason game is all about see which players on the fringe will make the 53-man roster.
That being said, Seattle is an aggressive team by nature, especially on defense. The energy that Pete Carroll's team plays with should have the Raiders fired up to play on Thursday night. The Seahawks might be stout defensively, but the Raiders are just as strong on offense. Expect the competition to be high when these reserve players duke it out for jobs on their respective teams.
While it would be nice to see the Raiders win their final preseason game to not go 0-for during the exhibition season, it's all about getting ready for a battle in the Music City with the Titans. That will be a massively important game for both Oakland and Tennessee right out of the gate. Jim Nantz and Tony Romo will be calling the game for CBS and should be nationally televised as well. Let's see the Silver and Black get better against the Seahawks tonight!