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In the 2012 preseason finale, the Raiders travel to Seattle to face the Seahawks in Week 4. The Raiders play the Seahawks, their former AFC Western Division foe, for the seventh straight time in the preseason and for the fifth time in the last six years in Seattle, including last year.
Seattle has won seven of the 10 matchups since they began facing each other in the preseason in 1974.
Coach and record: Pete Carroll enters his third year as head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. In his first year, the Seahawks were the NFC West champion and beat the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card game. Last season, Carroll led the Seahawks to a 7-9 record, but beat the eventual Super Bowl Champion New York Giants on the road in Week 5.
Last five preseason match ups:The Raiders fell to the Seahawks 20-3 in Week 4 of the 2011 preseason. TE
In 2010, the Silver and Black hosted the Seahawks and won by a score of 27-24. Rookie WR
On September 3, 2009, the Raiders once again traveled to Seattle for the final preseason game. Oakland lost, but TE
In Preseason Week 4 of 2008, the Raiders flew to the Northwest to take on Seattle, falling by a 23-16 score. RB
Story LinesThe Seahawks first round draft pick in 2009, LB
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll coached all five of the former USC Trojans on the Raiders roster, Heisman-winning QBs
The Raiders will face former head coach Tom Cable, who is currently serving as offensive line and assistant head coach for the Seahawks. The Silver and Black will also see former TE Zach Miller, who played four years with the Raiders, starting 61 games and scoring 12 TDs.
|Seahawks 2012 Draft Class|
|1||DE||Bruce Irvin||West Virginia|
|2||LB||Bobby Wagner||Utah State|
|4||RB||Robert Turbin||Utah State|
|6||CB||Jeremy Lane||Northwestern State (Louisiana)|
|7||DE||JR Sweezy||North Carolina State|
Seahawks Key Free Agent Acquisitions
DE Jason Jones (Titans), QB Matt Flynn (Packers), T Frank Omiyale (Bears), RB Kregg Lumpkin (Buccaneers and Packers), G Deuce Lutui (Cardinals), LB Barrett Ruud (Titans and Buccaneers), T Alex Barron (Rams, Cowboys and Saints), TE Kellen Winslow – trade from Tampa Bay.
We continue the series with a look at the Raiders first regular season opponent, the San Diego Chargers, Wednesday, June 27, and their Week 2 trip to Miami.