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Game Notes: Seattle Seahawks 23 Oakland Raiders 21


Here are the games notes from the Raiders preseason finale against the Seattle Seahawks at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, presented by Microsoft Surface.

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Raiders 21, Seahawks 23

The Raiders dropped their second home game of the preseason by a score of 21-23, bringing their preseason record to 1-3.

The Seahawks' victory is their second consecutive preseason win over the Raiders and their fifth in the last six years with the lone loss in that span coming in 2014.

The Raiders' loss gives the Seahawks a seven-game advantage in the preseason series as they now trail 11-4 in the all-time series.

RB George Atkinson III

RB George Atkinson III returned an 82-yard kickoff up the right side of the field for a touchdown with just 1:01 left in the game to cut the Seahawks' lead to two points.

Prior to Atkinson's big return, he rushed for a 1-yard touchdown, which finished off a seven-play 65-yard drive from QB Connor Cook.

Atkinson finished the night with seven carries for game-high 56 yards with one rushing touchdown, adding two catches for five yards. 

RB DeAndre Washington

RB DeAndré Washingtonmade his first preseason start for the Raiders, finishing the night with 11 carries for 14 yards and four catches for 39 yards (9.8 avg.).

Washington's 32 receiving yards on three catches led both teams in the first half.

QB Connor Cook

In his first game with extended playing time, QB Connor Cook led the Raiders down the field on a 10-play, 34-yard drive lasting 5:10 and culminated in a 27-yard field goal by K Sebastian Janikowskiin the third quarter.

The field goal was the Raiders' first offensive points scored in the game and gave the team a 5-0 lead with 7:47 remaining in the third quarter.

Late in the fourth quarter, Cook orchestrated a 7-play, 65-yard drive lasting 2:57 that culminated in a touchdown on a one-yard rush from RB George Atkinson III. The drive was highlighted by a 33-yard pass to WR Jaydon Mickens.

Cook, who entered the game in the second quarter, finished the night with 145 yards on 15-of-30 passing with one interception. 

RB Jalen Richard

After the Raiders forced a three-and-out on the opening drive of the third quarter, RB Jalen Richard returned a punt for 25 yards, the longest punt return of the 2016 preseason for the Raiders.

Richard's preseason-long return culminated in the first offensive points of the game, a 27-yard field goal by K Sebastian Janikowski.

WR K.J. Brent

WR K.J. Brentwas the Raiders' top receiver, recording a game-high 59 yards on four catches (14.8 avg.) with a long of 19 yards.

With the exception of an 11-yard catch at the beginning of the second quarter, all of Brent's receptions came in the second half of play.

First Safety of the Preseason

QB Trevone Boykin dropped back into the end zone where he was forced back to his left by DT Jihad Ward and then brought to the ground by DE James Cowser after intentionally grounding the ball, resulting in the first safety of the preseason for the Raiders defense.

The Raiders safety were the only points scored amongst both teams in the first half of play.

**DL Denico Autry


On the Seahawks second offensive series, DL Denico Autryhelped bring the drive to an abrupt stop by taking down RB Thomas Rawls on first down for a 1-yard loss and batting the ball down at the line on third down to force a punt.

Autry recorded his first sack of the preseason with 10:56 left in the first half as he took down QB Trevone Boykin for a loss of four yards.

Autry's six tackles tied for the team lead with LB Korey Toomer. Both Autry and Toomer recorded five of their six tackles in the first half of the game.

LB Shilique Calhoun

In his first action as a  preseason starter, LB Shilique Calhounamassed three tackles, including a 7-yard sack.

His sack gave the Raiders back-to-back sacks following DL Denico Autry's 4-yard sack the previous play, eventually forcing the Seahawks' fourth punt of the opening half.

Calhoun's sack was his team-leading second of the preseason.

DT Derrick Lott

The lone turnover forced by the Raiders' defense came in the fourth quarter when DT Derrick Lott recovered a fumble for no gain.

P Marquette King

P Marquette Kinghad one of his best outings of the preseason, turning in eight punts for 391 yards (48.9 yard avg.). Among his eight punts, five were pinned inside the opponent's' 20-yard line.

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