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First Half Highlights Against The Seattle Seahawks

Posted Sep 3, 2015

First half highlights from the Oakland Raiders preseason finale against the Seattle Seahawks.

The Oakland Raiders wrapped up the preseason Thursday in Seattle with an evening matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.

At the half, Seattle lead the Raiders 17-7. Here are the highlights from the first half.

The Seahawks kicked off to begin the night, with Devon Wylie receiving the kick and returning it to the 20-yard line. However, a holding call brought the ball back to the Raiders 16-yard line.

Facing a 3rd & 7 on the opening drive, quarterback Christian Ponder dropped back and connected with wide receiver Seth Roberts on a slant route for a gain of 10.

With 8:18 left in the first quarter, punter Marquette King boomed a 64-yard punt to pin the Seahawks deep in their own territory.

On the ensuing possession, the Raiders forced the Seahawks to attempt a field goal after R.J. Archer couldn’t connect with B.J. Daniels on 3rd & 6. Steven Hauschka connected on the field goal to give Seattle a 10-0 lead with 3:12 in the first quarter.

The Raiders got off the field after forcing an incomplete pass from Archer to Ricardo Lockette on 3rd & 9 in the early minutes of the second quarter.

With 11:10 left in the second quarter, Matt McGloin connected with Brice Butler for a gain of 16 yards and a Raiders first down.

Several plays later, McGloin dropped the ball off to running back Michael Dyer who scampered down the sideline for a gain of 10 yards.

Facing a 3rd and 9 with 7:25 left in the first half, McGloin found Seth Roberts for another gain of 10 and a Raiders first down.

McGloin and company matriculated the ball down the field and punctuated the drive with a six-yard touchdown pass to Seth Roberts.

Giorgio Tavecchio added the PAT to cut the Seahawks lead to 17-7 with 4:27 left in the first half.

On the Seahawks next possession, the Raiders forced a three-and-out after Ben Heeney took down R.J. Archer short of the first down marker.