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Final: Seahawks 22, Raiders 6

Terrelle Pryor failed to make coach Dennis Allen’s decision on a starting quarterback any easier Thursday night.

Pryor showed the running skills that make him such an intriguing option but struggled with his passing in a 22-6 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the preseason finale for both teams at CenturyLink Field.

The Raiders, 1-3 in the preseason, managed only field goals of 45 and 37 yards from Justin Medlock with Pryor at quarterback in the first half and looked to be a team a long way from finding itself with the regular-season opener in Indianapolis looming Sept. 8.

Seattle, 4-0, passed at will for much of the night against Raiders starters and reserves.

Chances are that before Allen makes the call on whether Pryor or sore-armed Matt Flynn is the starting quarterback, he’ll first turn his attention to cutting 22 players from the roster to the mandatory 53 on Saturday.

Pryor’s time was limited because the Raiders couldn’t move the ball and the defense couldn’t stop Seattle. Part of the reason Oakland had a 20:24 to 9:36 disadvantage in time of possession was the inability to get first downs through the air.

Starting quarterback Russell Wilson completed 3 of 3 passes for 68 yards ins setting up a 2-yard run by Robert Turbin on the opening drive, then took the rest of the night off. Backup Tarvaris Jackon was 12-for-17 for 199 yards and got the Seahawks in position for three field goals by Steven Hauscka.

Hauscka ended up kicking five field goals from distances of 56, 22, 51, 43 and 53 yards.

When the first half ended, Pryor was 3 of 8 for 31 yards and one interception with a miniscule passer rating of 9.9. The good things Pryor did came with his legs, as he set up Medlock’s first field goal with a 25-yard scramble and added a 17-yard bootleg late in the second half to help set up the second one.

Pryor’s last drive, although it produced points, came in an unusual two-minute drill which found the Raiders driving 61 yards for three points and failed to gain even a yard through the air.

After Hauschka kicked the third of three first-half field goals for a 16-3 lead, the Raiders took over at their own 20 with 3:59 left.

Rashad Jennings promptly ripped of runs of 9 and 32 yards to the Seattle 39. On first-and-10, Pryor, with the line blocking, right, took off on a bootleg to his left for 17 yards to the Seattle 22.

Following a 2-yard run by Jennings, the Seahawks failed to fall for a Pryor playfake, with Jeron Johnson and Bruce Irvin forcing him out of bounds for a 5-yard loss. Pryor scrambled for six yards on 1-and-13, with Medlock coming in for the conversion.

There was precious little for Raider fans to be optimistic about, but Oakland was stout against the run in the first half, holding Seattle to 34 yards on 17 carries, with Pat Sims often playing behind the line and disrupting Seahawks blocking schemes.

Left tackle Menelik Watson, playing into the third quarter in his first game as a left tackle after just one padded practice, had no penalties and no glaring errors. . One of the two sacks of Pryor came to Watson’s side on a play where the quarterback ran into the pressure.

– Jennings had 53 yards on six carries in the first half, with Allen opting to rest Darren McFadden for the final preseason game. Also sitting it out was free safety Charles Woodson. Young was in coverage when Wilson threw a 50-yard pass to Stephen Williams on the first drive.

– Wide receiver Brice Butler did not make the trip because of a hamstring injury and Sio Moore, bothered by a toe injury of late, also did not play.

– Mike Brisiel, who has struggled with his knee of late, played as the second-team right guard in the second half behind starter Lucas Nix.

– Rookie defensive end David Bass, a seventh-round draft pick, got good pressure and had one sack erased by a defensive holding penalty by linebacker Kaelin Burnett.

x– It was the eighth consecutive year the Raiders have ended the preseason against the Seahawks. Seattle has won seven times, with the only Raiders win coming 23-16 in the only game played between the two teams in Oakland in 2010.

– In the first half of last three preseason games, the Raiders have scored 16 points.

– Former Raiders special teams standout Derrick Jensen was honored as the “`12th Man’’ by the Seahawks before the game and was also given a framed Raiders jersey with his No. 31.

A member of the Seahawks scouting staff for 21 years before his retirement, Jensen is best remembered as a Raider for blocking a punt and recovering it for a touchdown against the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII.

Jensen was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in 2011 and was honored at a function Wednesday night that included former teammates such as quarterback Jim Plunkett.

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  • JB

    Raider E Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    the famous dr robert Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:06 pm
    “Pryor was 3 of 8 for 31 yards and one interception with a miniscule passer rating of 9.9″
    ***********

    lol. that’s a “playmaker” who is “exciting” and “electric”.

    —————–

    You haven’t watched the game yet, huh?

    QB is not the biggest problem with this team. It is the damn WR’s. Moore is garbage, Ford is running around stepping all over himself, and all the others can’t play.

    Our bet is going to come down to Streater vs. DHB, and I have the potential all pro QB on my side.

    I would be nervous if I were you….
    ************************

    Here’s my prediction. Our O-line is so bad that we will play with 2 TE’s on almost every play. Mastrud & Kasa will start at TE. Both can block & both can catch. Richard Gordon will be traded or cut. Our 4 remaining TE’s will be Mastrud, Kasa, Rivera & Ausberry. Moore will be on the bench – right next to Ford, assuming he’s not outright traded. Brice Butler will make the 53 & after returning from injury will run out of the slot. DA will flip a coin each week to see who starts at QB. If it lands on it’s side, McGloin starts. Other surprise cuts will include Brisel, King, Carter, W. Smith, Wilson & Gaither.

  • Raider E

    Pryor had 3 drops and should have been 6-8 with maybe 75 yds, but that would not be good enough.

    You have to wonder what would happen if our pass cathers actually caught a damn pass….

  • the famous dr robert

    KoolKell Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:50 pm
    Dr Psycho

    You said you’d leave the Blog if TP won the starting job.
    *********
    No I didn’t.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Dr Psycho

    You said you’d leave the Blog if TP won the starting job.

    Are you a man of your word or a Troll?

  • Gdog

    Dakota Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    If we add all of the Raiders’ QBs passing yards together, and then multiply said number by 1.75, would they have more yards than Palmer will this season barring injury?

    I doubt it.

    >>>>

    Reggie needed to get rid of him to get his GB castoffs Flynn and Woodson.

    How many GB castoffs does he hire next week?

    Only time will tell…

  • http://raiderettes.com MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky

    Seattle caught that deep pass of Pryor’s just fine, E.

  • jumpnjiminy

    Go McGloin!

  • Priesttj12

    All this because Pryor threw an int.???

    He needs to change positions, Change the WR in those drives and his stats are very different. DMoore is MIA, put some talent around Pryor and let him grow. This aint gonna overnight it’s goona take sometime………..period

  • Gdog

    Raider E Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Pryor had 3 drops and should have been 6-8 with maybe 75 yds, but that would not be good enough.

    You have to wonder what would happen if our pass cathers actually caught a damn pass….

    >>>>

    Funny what happens when our genius GM completely ignores the WR position to save money for next year…

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    SpudRaider Says:
    Isn’t he the Mark Davis’s pot smoking buddy? Mark must have shorted him on a bag.
    =======================================================

    I think Herrera called ‘em ‘smoke potters’ or something.

  • Dakota

    rediaR Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:49 pm
    Dakota Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:46 pm
    We somehow need to secure multiple first round picks and draft Clowney, Bridgewater and Lee.
    —————————
    It would suck not having first round picks the next couple of years, but it might be worth it.
    _____

    I am sure we could trade Pryor for a 1st rounder since he has soooooo much upside…..and then package Moore and Ford for another 1st rounder!

    Maybe trade Branch for multiple first rounders too since everyone is looking for a safety that makes no plays, doesn’t make a tackle within 5 yards of the LOS and waves his arms in confusion and derision at other defenders when we give up TDs in the air.

  • the famous dr robert

    KoolKell Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:52 pm
    Dr Psycho

    You said you’d leave the Blog if TP won the starting job.

    Are you a man of your word or a Troll?
    ********
    Link? Thought not. I bet ur wife is really depressed.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNoi_wwzbtQ Zymurge

    The Famous Dr Robert Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:35 pm
    Wilson will not be cut. Showed probably the best arm talent on the team.

    Pryor a surprise cut?

    Can’t do much with him.

    ====

    Before this game they may have been able to get a 4th for him. Maybe a 3rd from a team like Buffalo with a similar type QB starting in front of him and no depth.

    After this game, they’d be lucky to pull a 5th. A 6th is probably reasonable. I could see Seattle tossing that out there to have him replace Quinn and to push his mentor, Tavaris Jackson.

  • Dakota

    Raider E Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:51 pm
    Pryor had 3 drops and should have been 6-8 with maybe 75 yds, but that would not be good enough.

    You have to wonder what would happen if our pass cathers actually caught a damn pass….
    ++++++

    Palmer would still be here.

  • http://raiderettes.com MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky

    Priest, it’s the unnecessary gamble. That and the red zone pick against Dallas.

  • jumpnjiminy

    Dakota Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    If we add all of the Raiders’ QBs passing yards together, and then multiply said number by 1.75, would they have more yards than Palmer will this season barring injury?

    I doubt it.
    Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Maybe so, but bet we’ll have just as many ‘wins’ as that loser Palmer will have!

  • the famous dr robert

    Priesttj12 Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:53 pm
    All this because Pryor threw an int.???

    He needs to change positions, Change the WR in those drives and his stats are very different. DMoore is MIA, put some talent around Pryor and let him grow. This aint gonna overnight it’s goona take sometime………..period
    *********
    Lol. U thought Flynn was terrible last week. Just terrible.

    Pryors numbers were WORSE this week.

    And predictably u make excuses.

    Pryor is toast.

  • truepain

    After minutes of rational unbiased thought

    Wilson > Pryor > Flynn > McGloin (CUT)

    King > Kluwe :(

  • http://raiderettes.com MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky

    Herrera. Haven’t heard that name in a while. Where’s he working now?

  • Raider E

    MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:52 pm
    Seattle caught that deep pass of Pryor’s just fine, E.

    ———————————-

    That was a sh*t pass with too much air under it while only being maybe 40 yards in the air.

    I know Pryor has the arm to overthrow Ford there. He has got to realize that the overthros is a much better option than the underthrow when your reciever has a step on the sideline.

    This way it either is a great pass and catch or the ball sails out of bounds.

    Pryor=mistake prone

  • JB

    2-14 Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    When DA is schitt canned after this season is over, what loser will big reg dig up to coach this mess? Probably another jaguars assistant
    ******************’
    Reggie already addressed that inevitability, he hired Tony Sparano – Miami’s ex-HC.

  • Dakota

    jumpnjiminy Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:55 pm
    Dakota Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    If we add all of the Raiders’ QBs passing yards together, and then multiply said number by 1.75, would they have more yards than Palmer will this season barring injury?

    I doubt it.
    Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Maybe so, but bet we’ll have just as many ‘wins’ as that loser Palmer will have!
    _____

    they will have three more wins than us at least.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Watson looked really good at LT, against arguably the best defense in the NFL and with zero experience.

    LT > Watson
    C > Wisniewski
    RT > Vehldeer

    Could be Raiders’ Oline for a decade.

    Need to keep Wisniewski at center, more important to have a top ten center, probably be probowler this season at center.

    Watson has better footwork for LT based on the sample we saw tonight.

    Vehldeer’s strength is strength, which is more important for RT.

  • Dakota

    JB Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:56 pm
    2-14 Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    When DA is schitt canned after this season is over, what loser will big reg dig up to coach this mess? Probably another jaguars assistant
    ******************’
    Reggie already addressed that inevitability, he hired Tony Sparano – Miami’s ex-HC.
    __________

    That is depressing.

  • http://raiderettes.com MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky

    If the team is still mathematically in the wild card hunt after week 14, Allen should not be fired.

  • the famous dr robert

    I’m sick of excuses.

    Sick of hearing what Pryor “just needs to do”.

    He’s a professional qb. Either do it or hit the bricks.

  • rediaR

    Priesttj12 Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:53 pm
    All this because Pryor threw an int.???

    He needs to change positions, Change the WR in those drives and his stats are very different. DMoore is MIA, put some talent around Pryor and let him grow. This aint gonna overnight it’s goona take sometime………..period
    ————————
    I have higher aspirations for the Raider’s QB position when it comes to throwing the ball. One int doesn’t make that much of an impact. However a 6’6 guy who runs like a deer would be very helpful elsewhere if he can catch. &&&&&&&&ampersand I think there are several guys coming out next year at QB that will be light years above Pryor as QBs. Some are even athletic QBs.

  • the famous dr robert

    It’s TP82 time!

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    With the Raiders having 50 mil in Salary Cap room, Reggie will have his choices at Head Coach.

  • oakfasho

    2-14..Pryor needs to play.Still best chance of winning.Flynn is fking horrible, forget it.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNoi_wwzbtQ Zymurge

    Gdog Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:53 pm
    Raider E Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Pryor had 3 drops and should have been 6-8 with maybe 75 yds, but that would not be good enough.

    You have to wonder what would happen if our pass cathers actually caught a damn pass….

    >>>>

    Funny what happens when our genius GM completely ignores the WR position to save money for next year…

    ===

    You guys are aware that the other two QBs went 13/19 combined. Who were they throwing the ball to? Flynn finished the season 19-27, for a 70% clip. Two of those passes were clearly thrown to the DBs, and he threw at least two others away that I recall. That makes at least 4 not catchable for his targets, which means that receivers caught 19 of 23 of his catchable balls were caught.

    Yet when Pryor enters the game the receivers, who are actually high percentage catchers, suddenly suck?

    You guys were really looking forward to blaming Watson at LT for Pryor’s failures weren’t you? Sorry that he didn’t provide that for you.

  • Dakota

    MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:58 pm
    If the team is still mathematically in the wild card hunt after week 14, Allen should not be fired.
    ++++++

    I just did the math: DA+ Tarver + no WR + no TE + no pass rush + (Pryor+Flynn) = Mathematically Eliminated prior to week 1.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    The Famous Dr Robert Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    I’m sick
    ———————
    Yes you are. Sociopath?

  • Raider E

    Pryor is not 6’6″. He is 6’4 1/2″

    He doesn’t even look that tall, but you guys roll with the lamest stuff.

  • rediaR

    “I tried not to kill any Jews, but I tried too hard” – Adolf Hitler.

    It’s a rough translation from the German.

  • jumpnjiminy

    Dakota Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:57 pm
    jumpnjiminy Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:55 pm
    Dakota Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    If we add all of the Raiders’ QBs passing yards together, and then multiply said number by 1.75, would they have more yards than Palmer will this season barring injury?

    I doubt it.
    Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Maybe so, but bet we’ll have just as many ‘wins’ as that loser Palmer will have!
    _____

    they will have three more wins than us at least.

    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

    If Palmer gets real lucky, I guess he might get six wins…but Raiders will get four so we’re both wrong !

  • RaiderRetribution

    Woodson Branch Young Smith Ross will all make final 53 man roster.

    These five safeties are the best complete unit on the team, one might get traded, but not cut.

  • oakfasho

    229.KoolKell Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 11:00 pm
    With the Raiders having 50 mil in Salary Cap room, Reggie will have his choices at Head Coach.

    ============================================== Reggie will have his choice of a scounting job with some other team.He’s outa here after this 2-14 season.

  • rediaR

    Raider E Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 11:02 pm
    Pryor is not 6′6″. He is 6′4 1/2″

    He doesn’t even look that tall, but you guys roll with the lamest stuff.
    ———————
    Either way. I wasn’t out there with the tape measure and I didn’t look it up. I just went with the number that’s been thrown around a lot.

  • jumpnjiminy

    Fire hunter s Thompson now!

  • raideralex99

    Draft a QB?
    Are you nuts?
    Built a great OL and a great defence and you will have FA QBs knocking on your door playing for less.

  • oakfasho

    Fire bottom lip and tranny please.

  • Raider E

    RaiderRetribution Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 11:02 pm
    Woodson Branch Young Smith Ross will all make final 53 man roster.

    These five safeties are the best complete unit on the team, one might get traded, but not cut.

    ——————————-

    Smith is headed to the practice squad. Face it, no one is even looking at our cuts.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    His Royal Pootbuttiness latches on to something like a toothless pitbull and just gums it to death.

  • SpudRaider

    shutdown Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:44 pm
    SpudRaider Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:39 pm
    I still think we still get 5 or more players off the waiver wire, than let’s see what happens. Keep either Moore or Ford, cut the other.
    __________________________________________________

    I don’t see either player as ever being reliable, do you?
    ***********************
    Honestly yes both haven’t impressed me.
    Moore can’t make adjustments, and seems lost half the time

    Jacoby injury prone, and hesitant at times

    I think you keep him long enough to bring some off the waiver wire up to speed, than cut him after Holmes comes back.

  • jumpnjiminy

    Hi! Bench Palmer…wait a minute…that was my last season’s chant!

  • http://raiderettes.com MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky

    Oakfasho’s rooting for a 2-14 season.

    Dakota’s hoping we’ll be eliminated by week 1, whatever that means. I’m assuming he’s rooting for several key injuries in week one.

    Anyone else?

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    The Raiders will definitely have trouble against good QB’s

    How many of those do we face this year?

  • RaiderRetribution

    Dakota the Raiders do have a WR in Streater and a complete TE in Kasa, so you will need to adjust your equation, I agree with the rest of it.

  • Dakota

    MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 11:05 pm
    Oakfasho’s rooting for a 2-14 season.

    Dakota’s hoping we’ll be eliminated by week 1, whatever that means. I’m assuming he’s rooting for several key injuries in week one.

    Anyone else?
    ++++++

    Injuries will not be necessary for this team to get the #1 pick.