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.