This is where you will find out all you need to know about how to watch the Raiders play the Seahawks today including all the storylines and information you need to head into the game up to date and armed to the teeth with knowledge.
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle WA
When: 7:00pm Pacific Time
TV: Live in Bay Area KTVU/KICU. Delay at Midnight in Los Angeles on KTLA. Replay Saturday on NFL Network 9:00am Pacific Time.
Radio: 102.1 KFOX
Online: NFL Preseason Live (and the NFL is so full of themselves they think it's worth $15 to subscribe now so you can watch ONE preseason game live. Probably better off finding another way)
It's the final week of the preseason. Last week the Raiders were laughed out of the Coliseum in the first half and eventually lost to the Bears 34-26, only making a game of it thanks to late heroics by Terrelle Pryor and the Raiders second team defense.
Pryor was the only real standout in the game last week on the positive end of things. He played a quarter and a half and finished with 130 yards from scrimmage (93 passing) with 2 touchdowns (1 rushing). His performance plus the terrible performance of Matt Flynn - who threw two interceptions - instantly generated a quarterback controversy.
D.J. Hayden had his first game as a pro. He started off slow, giving up a couple of catches early on, but then had a nice pass defended and finished strong.
The big injury in this game was to Joselio Hanson who went out with a groin injury and was placed on injured reserve this week. Rod Streater received a concussion but returned to practice this week and will play in the game.
Josh Cribbs muffed his first kick off return and fumbled his second. After a disappointing preseason overall, he was cut along with nine other players as the team whittled the roster to get down to 75 players by the deadline.
OUT for this game: Miles Burris (PUP, knee), Latavius Murray (IR ankle), Jared Veldheer (triceps), Mike Brisiel (knee)
Returning to practice this week: Kaluka Maiava (ankle), Tracy Porter (groin), Juron Criner (undisclosed), and Rod Streater (concussion).
Lucas Nix was unable to finish practice Tuesday after banging knees with another player. His status for the game is uncertain. If he can't go, he would likely be replaced with the first team by Andre Gurode.
Sebastian Janikowski has a strained calf and will sit out this game. To replace him, the Raiders signed former round five pick, Justin Medlock. Janikowski will be fine and should be ready for the regular season opener.
See the entire injury report here, including IR, PUP, and Waived/injured.
Rookie second round pick, Menelik Watson will make his first start for the Raiders. He will be doing it at left tackle which he has never played before in his life.
This means the Raiders will yet again have a new look offensive line: LT Menelik Watson, LG Tony Bergstrom, C Stefen Wisniewski, RG Andre Gurode OR Lucas Nix, RT Khalif Barnes
This is a huge game for Terrelle Pryor. Matt Flynn won't play as he is nursing tendinitis in his throwing arm. After Pryor's game last week, he has a real opportunity to show his coaches he is worthy of being the Raiders' starter. See what he had to say about heading to Seattle as the starter for this game.
Several young players will start and see extensive action in this game. Among them will be Terrelle Pryor, D.J. Hayden, Menelik Watson, and Sio Moore.
Sharing reps with the first team at tight end once again will be Richard Gordon and Jeron Mastrud. They are still in a tight battle to be the Raiders' starting tight end to replace David Ausberry who is out with an injured shoulder.
Jeremy Stewart will look to show the Raiders they don't need to scan to waiver wire to replace Latavius Murray (IR). A good game may convince them he is an apt replacement.
We can expect to see Tyler Wilson late in this game for the first time since he had a couple series in week one against the Cowboys. No telling if he will still be on this team come Saturday's mandatory 53-man roster cutdown.
This is for all the marbles for many of these NFL hopefuls. There are still a few players who can fight for their NFL lives in this game. If you don't see one of these bubble players in the game it will be for one of two reasons: 1) They will be cut or 2) The team is hoping to stash them on the practice squad (which would also mean they are set to be cut).
For the inside scoop on what to expect from the Seattle Seahawks, I hit up a Seahawks blogger for some questions. See that Q-n-A here.
Former Raider, Zach Miller, will be returning this week from injury and is expected to play.
Also on the opposite sideline will be Raiders former head coach, Tom Cable, who is the Seahawks' assistant head coach and offensive line coach.