Next men up let Raiders down in ugly preseason finale

Oakland Raiders kick returner Coye Francies fumbles after being hit by the Seattle Seahawks during the second quarter at CenturyLink Field. Oakland recovered the ball.

Oh, this was a messy one. The Raiders came out last week to get their first win of the preseason and then came out this week and had arguably their worst outing of the preseason. It isn't exactly indicative of how this team will perform in the season but it raises some concern about the depth on this team.

The Seahawks simply outclassed the Raiders in this game. The result was the Raiders being held scoreless until the waning seconds thanks to an Eddy Carmona field goal to save a shred of their dignity. Well, I suppose it would seem dignified if you hadn't actually watched how it all unfolded.

The Raiders got the ball first and were unable to do anything with it, getting just one first down before punting.

The Seahawks on the other hand cut through the Raiders defense easily right from the beginning. They moved down the field on their first possession and into scoring position but were unable to convert the field goal attempt.

It wasn't long before the Raiders would make a mistake and it was of little surprise that is happened on special teams. The first time newly acquired punt returner Roscoe Parrish touched the ball, he fumbled it away. The Seahawks took the good field position and this time they hit the field goal to go up 3-0.

While the Raiders offense wasn't getting smothered by those ugly Seahawks uniforms, they were looking pretty ugly themselves. After a three and out, the next series ended with a high pass from Matt Leinart that was intercepted. Again, the Seahawks would use the field position to score on a field goal to go up 6-0.

On the ensuing kick return, the other new Raider, Coye Francies, would fumble the ball. Luckily the Raiders would recover it but it didn't matter much. One first down was all they could muster and it was back to the Seahawks.

This time the Seahawks didn't settle for a field goal. They marched right down the field and scored a touchdown to go up 13-0 and that would be the score going into halftime.

The line at halftime looked about like one would have expected. The Seahawks were better in every single category. First downs: 12 to 3, Rushing: 76 to 36, Passing 126 to 13, Time of possession: 19:07 to 10:43, and turnovers: 0 to 2.

Terrelle Pryor came out to start the second half for the Raiders offense. He looked very much like he did in the first two games but this time it had a lot more to do with the offensive line than him. Actually, I have to go back and look at the tape, the Raiders may not have actually had an offensive line on the field. It was hard to tell. Ok, here we go, two false starts on two guys named Kevin Haslam and Joseph Barksdale and the media guide says they're offensive linemen so I guess they were on the field at least for those plays.

Speaking of not showing up, the Raiders defense was still letting the Seahawks move down the field with ease. The second time they touched the ball, they had a long drive for a touchdown. The second play was a big 26 yard pass completion and the final five plays were all pass completions for the last 22 yards and a touchdown. Well, at least Christo Bilukidi got up and blocked the extra point try. So there's that.

From there on out, it was backyard football-and not in a good way. Pryor was flustered from the constant pressure and even when he had a moment to make his reads, he wasn't doing it. The result was a sack, two yard scramble, hit as he threw, and a delay of game penalty - all on one drive.

Next drive it was another sack, false start and a tackle for loss in the end zone for a safety to give the Seahawks a 21-0 lead.

A few unsuccessful series for both teams and the Raiders would have one last gasp after a good return from Bryan McCann to the Seahawks' 37 yard line. A few good completions later and the scoreless game was broken for the final score and a 3-21 Raiders loss.

The final team stats were as lopsided as the halftime stats. First downs 24 to 5, Rushing 161 to 47, Passing 173 to 54, time of possession 39:10 to 20:50. Yes, you read that right. 101 total yards of offense and 5 first downs for the Raiders with nearly half the time of possession. Ugh.

This is not the kind of performance Dennis Allen wanted to see AT ALL from this group. He and the Raiders are desperate to find some sign of life from the depth on this team and they found very little of that in this performance.

On the plus side, the cuts shouldn't be too difficult. There will be a few guys who undoubtedly make this team at first only to still not make it to the regular season due to being replaced by a waiver wire claim. The Raiders need to cut 12 by tomorrow and you can bet more than 12 of these guys will not be in Silver and Black by opening day.

Box Score

Oakland Raiders (1-2-0) Seattle Seahawks (3-0-0)

Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT

T. Pryor 6/9 55 0 0

M. Leinart 3/11 14 0 1

Rushing ATT YDS TD LG

M. Goodson 8 26 0 17

T. Jones 7 12 0 15

T. Pryor 2 9 0 7

L. Miller 2 0 0 0

Receiving REC YDS TD LG

E. McGee 3 36 0 25

L. Miller 1 17 0 17

T. Session 1 8 0 8

D. Carrier 1 7 0 7

T. Jones 1 5 0 5

R. Gordon 1 1 0 1

M. Goodson 1 -5 0 -5

Fumbles FUM LOST REC YDS

R. Parrish 2 1 0 0

C. Francies 1 0 0 0

D. Tollefson 0 0 0 0

Kicking FG LG XP PTS

E. Carmona 1/1 31 0/0 3

Punting NO AVG I20 LG

S. Lechler 8 43.3 3 59

Kickoff Returns NO AVG TD LG

C. Francies 1 24 0 24

B. McCann 1 26 0 26

Punt Returns NO AVG TD LG

R. Parrish 2 5 0 10

B. McCann 1 18 0 18

Defense T-A SCK INT FF

N. Stupar 6-5 1.0 0 0

T. Goethel 5-2 0.0 0 0

C. Bilukidi 4-0 0.0 0 0

M. Burris 4-0 0.0 0 0

M. Mitchell 4-2 0.0 0 0

C. Chekwa 3-1 0.0 0 0

B. Underwood 3-0 0.0 0 0

J. Crawford 2-0 0.0 0 0

C. Ihenacho 2-1 0.0 0 0

C. Kilgore 2-0 0.0 0 0

R. Bartell 1-0 0.0 0 0

D. Bryant 1-0 0.0 0 0

H. Davis 1-1 0.0 0 0

C. Francies 1-2 0.0 0 0

D. Hamilton 1-1 0.0 0 0

P. Lee 1-0 0.0 0 0

B. McCann 1-0 0.0 0 0

C. Taylor 1-4 0.0 0 0

D. Tollefson 1-0 0.0 0 1

P. Wheeler 1-0 0.0 0 0

J. Cumbie 0-1 0.0 0 0

Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT

M. Flynn 11/13 102 1 0

R. Wilson 5/11 72 0 0

J. Portis 1/6 10 0 0

Rushing ATT YDS TD LG

K. Lumpkin 20 71 0 14

V. Taua 9 49 1 13

J. Portis 4 23 0 12

R. Turbin 4 14 0 5

J. Kearse 3 9 0 6

B. Obomanu 1 -5 0 -5

Receiving REC YDS TD LG

V. Taua 5 39 0 13

K. Durham 1 25 0 25

S. McGrath 1 24 0 24

S. Rice 1 22 0 22

A. McCoy 1 20 0 20

R. Lockette 2 15 0 9

C. Helfet 2 14 1 10

M. Robinson 1 11 0 11

K. Lumpkin 2 10 0 6

C. Martin 1 4 0 4

Fumbles FUM LOST REC YDS

K. Lumpkin 1 0 0 0

B. Irvin 0 0 0 0

J. Johnson 0 0 0 0

A. McCoy 0 0 1 0

B. Wagner 0 0 1 0

Kicking FG LG XP PTS

S. Hauschka 2/3 29 1/2 7

Punting NO AVG I20 LG

J. Ryan 5 38.6 2 57

Kickoff Returns NO AVG TD LG

P. Adams 3 22 0 23

Punt Returns NO AVG TD LG

G. Tate 5 6 0 17

Defense T-A SCK INT FF

A. Bradford 4-1 0.0 0 0

M. Smith 3-1 0.0 0 0

W. Guy 2-0 0.0 0 0

J. Howard 2-0 0.0 0 0

J. Johnson 2-1 0.0 0 0

B. Wagner 2-1 0.0 0 0

A. Branch 1-0 0.0 0 0

C. Clemons 1-1 0.0 0 0

H. Farwell 1-0 0.0 0 0

B. Irvin 1-2 1.5 0 0

K. Knox 1-0 0.0 0 0

C. Law 1-0 0.0 0 0

M. Morgan 1-0 1.0 0 0

D. Shead 1-1 0.0 0 0

K. Toomer 1-0 0.0 0 0

K. Wright 1-1 0.0 0 0

J. Lane 0-0 0.0 1 0

B. Maxwell 0-1 0.5 0 0

C. McDonald 0-1 0.0 0 0

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