The Oakland Raiders will conclude their preseason slate with a road contest against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 7:00 p.m. PT at CenturyLink Field. The matchup will mark the 13th consecutive season the Raiders have finished up their preseason schedule against the Seahawks, with nine of those 13 games coming in Seattle, this being the first since 2015. The two clubs are next scheduled to square off in Week 6 in London, England, on Sunday, Oct. 14.
Last week, the Raiders returned home to play the Green Bay Packers in their final home contest of exhibition play, winning by a final of 13-6. Led by undrafted rookie RB Chris Warren III, the Silver and Black scored a late fourth-quarter TD to take the lead that they would not relinquish. Warren III finished with 15 carries for 54 yards including the go-ahead score. The defense was once again stout, tallying a preseason-high five sacks. DE Fadol Brown highlighted the defensive line, registering 1.5 sacks of his own, adding seven tackles (four solo) and one forced fumble.
|Date:||Friday, August 30, 2018|
|Kickoff:||7:00 p.m. PT|
|Preseason:||Seahawks lead, 12-4|
|Regular Season:||Raiders lead, 28-24|
|Postseason:||Series tied, 1-1|
After Thursday evening's contest, the Raiders will be making their final roster reductions to the league-mandated 53-man active roster on Sept. 1. The club will then shift gears into regular season mode and begin their preparation for their Week 1 opponent, whom they also saw in Week 2 of the preseason, the Los Angeles Rams. Week 1's matchup will come on a national stage, as the two clubs will face off at home in Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Monday Night Football. The Seahawks will open their regular season on Sunday, Sept. 9, against the AFC West Denver Broncos.
|Broadcast Information (Television)|
|KTVU-2/KICU-36 (Bay Area)|
|KVVU (Las Vegas)|
|Color Analyst:||Matt Millen and Rich Gannon|
|Sideline:||John Tournour "JT The Brick"|
|Executive Producers:||Vittorio DeBartolo and Brad Phinney|
Ahead of the matchup, here are some notable connections between the two opponents:
• Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie and Seahawks Executive VP/General Manager John Schneider worked together in the Green Bay Packers' front office from 2002-09. Schneider served as a personnel analyst to the general manager and McKenzie was director of pro personnel from 2002-07, until both men were named Director – Football Operations in 2008.
• Raiders offensive line coach Tom Cable served as the assistant head coach/offensive line coach with the Seahawks from 2011-17.
• Seahawks defensive coordinator Ken Norton, Jr. served in the same role with the Raiders from 2015-17, helping Oakland post 12 wins in 2016 and return to the postseason for the first time since 2002.
• Raiders assistant offensive line coach Lemuel Jeanpierre spent the 2017 serving as an offensive assistant with the Seahawks after five seasons (2011-15) playing center and guard for Seattle.
• Seahawks assistant defensive line Jethro Franklin served as the Raiders defensive line coach from 2015-17.
• Raiders LB Bruce Irvin was the Seahawks first-round pick (15th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft and spent four seasons with the team, helping Seattle to two NFC Championships and a victory in Super Bowl XLIII.
• Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch played with Seattle from 2010-15, earning two Associated Press All-Pro selections and four Pro Bowl berths while with the Seahawks. He also appeared in two Super Bowls with the franchise during his tenure, helping win Super Bowl XLVIII in 2013.
• Seahawks K Sebastian Janikowski was selected by the Raiders in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft. Over his 18 years in Oakland, Janikowski set the franchise record for all-time points (1,799), games played (268) and seasons of service (18).
|Broadcast Information (Radio)|
|Raiders Radio Network|
|Color Analyst:||Lincoln Kennedy|
|Spanish Flagship:||La Z 1490-AM/107.5-FM|
|Color Analyst:||Ambrosio Rico|
The Raiders will conclude their preseason slate in Seattle with a Week 4 matchup against the Seahawks. The game will mark the 13th straight season the Raiders have concluded their preseason schedule against the Seahawks, with nine of those 13 games coming in Seattle, but this will be the first time since 2015 that the Raiders have finished up the preseason at the Seahawks.