A collection of Seattle Seahawks related news from around the internet the morning after Seattle’s 30-24 victory over the Oakland Raiders.
"In the end, the Raiders were left with too much ground to make up against the defending-champion Seahawks.Oakland’s strong second-half rally came up just short, with the Seahawks holding on for a 30-24 victory over the Raiders on Sunday afternoon in Seattle."
"Raiders quarterback Derek Carr always offers to put the losses on him.Well, this one actually was on him.The most tangible reason for the Raiders’ 30-24 defeat to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday was that they didn’t get enough from Carr. His turnovers paved the way to a three-touchdown hole. And when the Raiders had a chance to put some pressure on Seattle, he couldn’t get the offense moving."
"Marshawn Lynch piled up 143 total yards and two rushing touchdowns as the unquestioned centerpiece of Seattle’s offensive game plan. Beast Mode ran with fresh legs and helped offset a Russell Wilson-led passing game that generated just 45 yards at the half. For all the hand-wringing over Seattle’s perceived departure from a run-first philosophy, we’re much more concerned with their paltry air attack."
"Bob Condotta: On a day when Seattle needed its defense to deliver, it did, despite missing three starters in Kam Chancellor, Bobby Wagner and Byron Maxwell. After Oakland’s initial 50-yard drive, the Raiders didn’t run more than seven plays or get more than 31 yards on its next 10 possessions."
"The Seattle Seahawks had a 24-3 lead over winless Oakland at halftime. The injury-ravaged defending Super Bowl champions ended up barely holding on.“This week, came out, played three quarters and then the fourth quarter we took our foot off the pedal or whatnot,” Seattle defensive end Cliff Avril said. “We just have to be consistent and be able to put a full game together.”"
"Chris Burke: Neither team has been particularly good this season. I still think the Seahawks have the best chance, if for no other reason than that the 49ers have already taken a loss to the first-place Cardinals."