Game at a glance: Seahawks 22, Raiders 6

Posted Aug 30, 2013

A recap of the Seahawks’ 22-6 victory over the Oakland Raiders at CenturyLink Field on Thursday night in their preseason finale.

A recap of the Seahawks’ 22-6 victory over the Oakland Raiders at CenturyLink Field on Thursday night in their preseason finale:


His evening began with a sideline encounter with Snoop Dogg and before it was over the Seahawks’ kicker had connected on field goals of 56, 53, 51, 43 and 22 yards. That counts big, even when the game doesn’t.

“He had a great night,” coach Pete Carroll said. “He heads into the regular season with a fantastic night kicking the football.”

The 56-yarder was a career long for Hauschka, who was only one of four on 50-plus attempts last season.

“I think his confidence of going after the 50-yarders-plus is definitely there,” Carroll said. “I don’t think it could have been any better for him that he would bang all those out. That’s a fantastic night.”

Offered Hauschka, “I think I kicked well all (training) camp. My power is there. And I worked on my long field goals all offseason. So I feel prepared for that. I feel comfortable.”

As for the sideline moment with Snoop, who was in town for a show, Hauschka added with a laugh, “That was cool to say hi to him. He came over and said, ‘Hey, what’s up 4 (Hauschka’s uniform number)?’ I shook his hand. I almost did the 'Old School' quote, you know, ‘Snoop-a-loop.’ ” 


Offense: Let’s go with the longest one, as Stephen Williams was at it again – on his only catch of the game, on the second play of the game. Williams’ caught a 50-yarder from Russell Wilson on the game-opening, 80-yard drive that ended with a 3-yard TD run by Robert Turbin.

The 6-foot-5 Williams had seven catches during the preseason – including a pair of 42-yard TD catches, a 38-yard TD catch, a 41-yarder to set up a TD and the 50-yarder against the Raiders.

Defense: Walter Thurmond’s interception in the second quarter set up Hauschka’s third field goal. The Seahawks’ third-year cornerback had a better read of the pass from Terrelle Pryor than intended receiver Jacoby Ford.

“As soon as I turned my head around I saw the ball in the air,” Thurmond said. “I just went straight into receiver mode at that point. It was me getting an opportunity to make a play on the ball, and I did.”

Special teams: The longest of Hauschka’s five field goals – the 56-yarder.


Williams was taken to the locker room after getting a concussion when he hit his head on the turf after his 50-yard reception. But Carroll said he hoped the 10-day period between this game and the Sept. 8 regular-season opener against the Panthers in Carolina will allow Williams to be ready.

Rookie offensive lineman Michael Bowie left the game with a shoulder injury. “It’s something we’re looking into,” Carroll said. “It might be more serious than we hoped.”

Rookie offensive lineman Alvin Bailey injured an ankle and defensive lineman Michael Brooks injured a finger.


With two more takeaways against the Raiders, the Seahawks finished with 10 for the preseason – and a plus-8 differential.


“I always feel like I’m not on the team, until I know for sure that I am.”

Allen Bradford, with an eye on the roster cut to 53 players that must be completed by Saturday

Middle linebacker Allen Bradford had a team-high eight tackles, giving him a preseason-leading 22 in four games.

Rookie tight end Luke Willson had four receptions for 45 yards, giving him a team-high eight catches during the preseason.

After Wilson went 3 for 3 on the opening drive, Tarvaris Jackson was 12 of 17 for 119 yards while playing the rest of the first half and Brady Quinn was 8 of 15 for 110 yards in the second half.