Seattle Seahawks Win Final Preseason Game Against Oakland Raiders
The Seattle Seahawks topped the Oakland Raiders to cap off the 2016 preseason. They now get set to take on the Miami Dolphins in Week 1.
The Seattle Seahawks took on the Oakland Raiders tonight in the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum for the fourth and final preseason game before the start of the season. It wasn’t always pretty, but the Seahawks came away with a 23-21 victory.
This game was mostly just to fine tune a few things on offense and defense and to see who was going to get the final tap to make the team before the season began.
Still vying for a roster spot, Trevone Boykin had his night tonight as he threw for 7-15 for 72 yards and no touchdowns. However, he looked eerily similar to starting quarterback Russell Wilson as he danced around in and outside of the pocket, looking for recieivers to pass the ball to downfield. Late in the second quarter he was tackled in the end zone for a safety.
Defensive end Ryan Robinson, had his hero moment when he intercepted a pass from Connor Cook for a 42-yard touchdown to finally take the lead in the fourth quarter, 9-8. They went for the extra point with Trevor Boykin at QB but it was batted down by a Raiders linebacker to keep it at a one point game.
The Seahawks found the end zone once again at the end of a 63-yard drive late in the 4th quarter, on running back Troymaine Pope’s dive over the goal line, making it 16-8.
They scored one last time in the 4th, with running back Alex Collins, who is also trying to claim a spot on the 53-man roster, finding a hole and the end zone for a 23-14 lead with 1:20 left. The Raiders answered back with an 80-yard kickoff return making it 23-21.
The Seahawks beat the Raiders 23-21 and will take on the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Sept. 11.