The Oakland Raiders came up empty as they fell to the Seattle Seahawks in London to go 1-5 on the season.
The Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks both came into Wembley Stadium looking for a win to steer their teams in a positive direction for the season, and utilizing the run game to achieve that was apparent for both squads in Sunday’s matchup. Unfortunately the game plan only benefited Seattle, who tacked on points on top of a Derek Carr fumble for a seven point lead by the end of the first quarter.
From there on it was all Seattle all day as they jumped to an early 14 point lead by virtue of another Wilson touchdown pass. Whenever Oakland found momentum and headed into Seattle territory the makeshift offensive line allowed the Seahawks to hold the Raiders back. Oakland failed to capitalize and came away empty by halftime.
The theme of the second half was sloppy football for the Raiders. Despite a few bright plays from the defense where Arden Key recorded his first sack of the season and Daryl Worley picked off Russell Wilson, Oakland’s offense could not take advantage to help cut the deficit as the Seahawks simply looked to be the better team all around.