Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, September 2 - about your Seattle Seahawks following last night's 23-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders in the final preseason game of 2016:
What They're Saying: Seahawks 23, Raiders 21
Seahawks.com digital media reporter John Boyle shared his notes and reaction to the game, including thoughts on the defensive line and more.
Boyle also wrote about Thomas Rawls seeing his first action since December.
Seattle's starters on both sides of the ball only played one series Friday, giving more valuable time to the young players on the roster.
Head coach Pete Carroll was very happy with Jimmy Graham's progress on the field yesterday.
Kam Chancellor had the chance to play alongside his brother, Keenan Lambert, against the Raiders.
Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times provides his final 53-man roster predictions.
Sheil Kapadia wonders if Trevone Boykin played well enough to seal the backup quarterback job.
Gregg Bell of The News Tribune writes that running back Troymaine Pope was a spark offensively.
Jayson Jenks on how Doug Baldwin and Earl Thomas represent the atmosphere the Seahawks strive for.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson received two MVP votes in ESPN's predictions for 2016 hardware: (Insider access is required to read the full article.)
Aaron Schatz, editor-in-chief of Football Outsiders:Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks. Football Outsiders projections have Arizona and Seattle as the two best teams in the league, and I think there's a (correct) public perception that Carson Palmer's big numbers are helped along by his teammates more than Wilson's big numbers. Wilson doesn't have to do what he did in the second half of 2015 -- something between that and the first half of last season would likely be MVP-worthy if Seattle goes 12-4 or better. I don't expect a Newton repeat because I don't think Carolina will be one of the NFC's top seeds, although that won't be because Newton plays any worse.
Mike Sando, senior NFL writer:Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks. He tossed 25 touchdown passes with two interceptions over the second half of last season as Seattle shifted toward a quick passing game. This is the year any remaining skeptics realize Wilson is much more than adequate as a pocket passer.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Baldwin, who sent out this photo of him and the wide receivers after the game.
Game action photos from the Seahawks' preseason finale against the Oakland Raiders.