FB Marcel Reece scores on a 30-yard pass play from QB Jason Campbell. Photo by Tony Gonzales.
The Oakland Raiders defeated the Seattle Seahawks 33-3 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The defensive effort marked the fewest points allowed by the Raiders since 2002 when the Raiders shut out the Chiefs 24-0. The Raiders sacked Seattle QB Matt Hasselbeck eight times.
WR Jacoby Ford returned K Olindo Mare's opening kickoff but a penalty backed the Raiders up to their own 10. The Seahawks held the Raiders to a three-and-out and WR Golden Tate returned P Shane Lechler's 59-yard punt to the Seattle 33.
The Raiders returned the favor with a three and out of their own thanks to two sacks of QB Matt Hasselbeck. The Raiders offense took over at the Oakland 29 after P Jon Ryan's punt and a short return. The Raiders were unable to move the ball and Tate returned Lechler's 56-yard punt to the Seattle 22.
The Raiders held the Seahawks to another three and out and WR Nick Miller returned the 41-yard punt to the Oakland 42. K Sebastian Janikowski capped an 8-play, 45-yard drive with a 31-yard field goal and the Raiders took a 3-0 lead with 5:14 left in the first quarter.
The Raiders held the Seahawks to a three and out thanks in part to a holding penalty. Nick Miller fielded the punt and was dropped immediately at the Raiders 13. The Seahawks held the Raiders to a three and out and RB Leon Washington returned Lechler's 49-yard punt all the way to the Raiders 27. The Raiders drove the Seahawks backwards and Ryan came on to punt on 4th and 24 at the Raiders 41. Nick Miller called for and made a fair catch at the Oakland 13.
Several plays later, on 4th and 1 at the Seattle 30, QB Jason Campbell connected with FB Marcel Reece for a 30-yard scoring play to cap a 12-play, 87-yard drive. Janikowski's extra point was good and the Raiders led 10-0 with 8:54 left in the second quarter.
Washington downed the ensuing kickoff for a touchback. The Raiders held Seattle to a three and out, Nick Miller was dropped immediately on the punt return and the Raiders took over at their own 33. The Raiders drove out to midfield before the Seahawks forced a punt.
After allowing Seattle's first 1st down of the day, the Raiders held at midfield and Ryan's punt was downed at the Raiders 6. The Raiders went three and out and Washington returned the 61-yard punt 20 yards to the Seattle 45. The Raiders took over at their own 41 after Mare missed a 51-yard field goal attempt. Campbell took a knee and the Raiders took a 10-0 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Washington returned the opening kickoff of the second half to the Seahawks 14. The Raiders allowed one first down before forcing a punt. The Silver and Black's offense took the field at their own 6 after a 62-yard punt, a short return and a penalty.
Janikowski's 36-yard field goal capped a 9-play, 76-yard drive and gave the Raiders a 13-0 lead with 9:09 left in te third quarter.
Washington returned the ensuing kickoff to the Seattle 36. Seattle drove deep into Raiders territory but Mare missed a 29-yard field goal attempt and the Raiders took over at their own 20. Janikowski in turn missed a 45-yard field goal attempt and Seattle took over at their own 35. The Raiders held the Seahawks to a three-and-out and Nick Miller returned Ryan's punt to the Raiders 14.
Janikowski connected on a 22-yard chip shot to cap an 8-play, 82-yard drive and gave the Raiders a 16-0 lead with 14:52 left in the 4th quarter.
Seattle was on the move thanks to two penalties when CB Stanford Routt batted a pass in the air and SS Tyvon Branch picked it off and returned the interception to the Raiders 31. On the next play, Campbell hit WR Darrius Heyward-Bey for a 69-yard scoring strike. The extra point was good and the Raiders took a 23-0 lead with 13:26 left in the 4th quarter.
During the Seahawks next possession, CB Nnamdi Asomugha left the game with a leg injury. After Mare got the Seahawks on the board with a field goal, Raiders S Stevie Brown recovered an onsides kick attempt at the Seahawks 41 and a penalty on Seattle gave the Raiders the ball at the 36.
The ensuing kickoff sailed through the end zone for a touchback. The Raiders held and forced a punt. After a 29-yard punt, the Raiders took over at their own 34. RB Michael Bush cashed in from 4 yards out with 1:56 left to play. The extra point was good and the Raiders led 33-3. Seattle got the ball back and ran the ball a couple of times and ran the clock out.
The Raiders improve to 4-4 on the season and host the Kansas City Chiefs next week in an AFC Western Division showdown.