A recap of the Seahawks’ 22-6 victory over the Oakland Raiders at CenturyLink Field on Thursday night in their preseason finale:
PLAYER OF THE GAME: STEVEN HAUSCHKA
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.
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.’ ”
PLAYS OF THE GAME
Offense: Let’s go with the longest one, as
“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.
Rookie offensive lineman
With two more takeaways against the Raiders, the Seahawks finished with 10 for the preseason – and a plus-8 differential.
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“I always feel like I’m not on the team, until I know for sure that I am.”
Middle linebacker Allen Bradford had a team-high eight tackles, giving him a preseason-leading 22 in four games.
Rookie tight end