The Seahawks dismantled an overmatched Raiders team in London to even their record at 3-3. Seattle is clearly a much better team now.
The Seahawks looked good in a tough loss to the Rams last week. They looked even better with an easy win over the Raiders today. How easy, you ask? We knew you’d ask; that’s why we’re here. With the exception of a couple of unlucky bounces, it was like taking candy from an ill-tempered little doll. Yes, that’s a Jon Gruden reference. We’ll get to Chucky later.
First, what did Seattle accomplish on offense? Well, Russell Wilson turned in another solid performance. Solid like granite, that is. He connected on almost 74 percent of his passes and three scores. He was picked off once, but that was on a ball that bounced off his receiver’s hands. That really needs to be a different stat. Anyway, Wilson is now on pace for 35 touchdowns on the season versus 11 picks. Sounds a lot like last season’s 34 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
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Who got the ball? Basically everybody. Doug Baldwin finally had a Doug Baldwin game. He lead all receivers with six catches for 91 yards. When it came to touchdowns, Wilson spread the wealth. Tyler Lockett, Jaron Brown and David Moore all got into the end zone. By the way, that’s five scores for Lockett already. That extension sure looks smart, doesn’t it? Brown is fitting in nicely, and Moore is showing that his preseason heroics definitely translate to the regular season.
Seattle’s running game continued to shine, as the Seahawks pounded the Raiders with a three-headed attack. Actually make that four heads, as Wilson had six carries himself. Chris Carson led the way again. He had 59 yards on 14 carries. Rashaad Penny showed he was no longer the forgotten man in the backfield. He added 43 yards on just nine carries, and had two catches for 27 yards. Mike Davis, the hero of the Cardinals game, didn’t exactly disappear. He chipped in 21 yards on six carries and snagged a catch as well. Overall, Seattle ran 37 times and piled up 155 yards against Oakland.