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

    There is no such thing as a fan who believes a team will only win 2 games before week one. Even in my cynical Al days I’d predict 4-12.

    Oakfasho, you’ve jumped ship. Face it.

  • jumpnjiminy

    Hi! Start McGloin!

  • raideralex99

    You guys make me laugh … NO NFL QB could win with this team.

  • rediaR

    Raideralex99 Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 11:04 pm
    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.
    ——————–
    Not much less. And with the current CBA if your drafted QB turns into a stud you can have him for virtually nothing for his first 4 years.

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

    Some of the worst preseason teams and worst teams on paper had playoff runs, let alone win more than 2 games. Any fan that predicts 2 wins is rooting for his team to lose, out of sheer spite for current ownership, management, etc. Pretty sad.

  • Kirk

    Seattle ran the same counter play 8 times, and it worked every single time.

    How does a coaching staff let that happen???

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

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 10:30 pm
    Hats off to Manelik Watson. Thats a fine chap right there.

    2 practices, no training camp and he MAN’d up. He is a brawler.. he is gonna be a good one. CHEERS WATSON

    ====

    Agreed.

    So which Brigader has the ballz to step up and say that DA made a bold decision here based on what he saw in practice that we did not and was right?

    I know it’s tough to give DA credit for some of you. But it’s crazy, even more ludicrous than most of the Brigade spin, to say that DA gets no credit for putting Watson there.

    I could see the spin now. Watson looked horrible in practice, and DA made a crazy decision just to torpedo Pryor. But then Menelik “I throw the team on my back” Watson just came out and shocked the world. DA most of all.

  • SpudRaider

    Zymurge if you watch the game again it is in the 2nd half when McGloin is in on his 1st or 2nd series. It was to Jacoby. Low but catchable on third down.

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

    OakFaSho and Dakota will be flat out rooting for Indy. They both know it.

  • Raider E

    Somehow, Someway, we are rolling into Denver 2-0 Monday night week #3.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Good to see the usual suspects in here bashing each other. Once again most of you are missing the point: no one got hurt. At least not seriously. That, was the number one goal.

    On another positive note, there seemed to be a semblance of a pass rush, the first we have seen that in over a year. And surprisingly, I am going to say Pryor looked better than I thought he would. But again I look at different things than most of you. He made the right decision on the deep ball on the left boundary. But once again, it was his poor mechanics that cost the INT. Not his decision or his arm strength. Without the benefit of looking at the tape, I have to say how much I like Jeron Mastrud. Also Ty Wilson came in late and showed some savvy, arm strength and athleticism. Later after reviewing the tape I will do the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. But suffice it to say, bring on the regular season. Finally!

  • rediaR

    Oakfasho Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 11:04 pm
    Fire bottom lip and tranny please.
    —————————-
    Are those your escorts?

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky Says:

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

    Tough to find work when your entire job history is ‘Al Davis’s lackey’ and Al Davis is dead.

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

    That’s the spirit, E. We’re mathematically in wild card hunt with 2 games left. I’m predicting it.

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

    That was kind of my point regarding Herrera, Purvisman.

  • Kirk

    Seattle ran the same counter play 8 times, and it worked every single time.

    Am I the only one who sees this as a bigger problem?

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    SpudRaider Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 11:09 pm
    Zymurge if you watch the game again it is in the 2nd half when McGloin is in on his 1st or 2nd series. It was to Jacoby. Low but catchable on third down.
    ==========================================

    I think you might be thinking of the 4th down play from Wilson in the 4th quarter. Low, but certainly catchable. Hits Ford in the hands. Too bad Ty didn’t drill him in the grill.

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

    Bush, the defensive 1′s were getting in the backfield fast on running plays.

  • mcthompso

    Good to read that Menelik Watson wasn’t overmatched. I won’t be able to check the game til tomorrow at midnight (Eastern Time), but if he had no penalties, and no f ups…that’s something positive to take away.

  • rediaR

    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 11:11 pm
    MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky Says:

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

    Tough to find work when your entire job history is ‘Al Davis’s lackey’ and Al Davis is dead.
    ———————-
    I had a delayed reaction to that, but hilarious none the less.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Kirk Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 11:12 pm
    Seattle ran the same counter play 8 times, and it worked every single time.

    Am I the only one who sees this as a bigger problem?
    ===========================================

    Oh, I think that is a big problem. But Kaelin Burnett was out there for that alot, and Kaelin just cannot play at this level.

  • The_Judge37

    So I’m waiting till midnight to watch the game, but i see it’s no different from the previous two

  • Raider E

    MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 11:11 pm
    That’s the spirit, E. We’re mathematically in wild card hunt with 2 games left. I’m predicting it.

    —————————————

    Never lose HOPE. It is free and no one can take it away no matter how fleeting it may seem during the rough spots….

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    KoolKell Says:

    The Raiders will definitely have trouble against good QB’s

    How many of those do we face this year?
    ======================================================

    Using sane peoples definition of ‘good QB’ or yours?

    Dumbass.

  • MiamiRaider78

    Kirk Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 11:09 pm
    Seattle ran the same counter play 8 times, and it worked every single time.

    How does a coaching staff let that happen???
    ———
    It’s just the vanilla. Lol

  • Kirk

    Seymour Bush Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 11:14 pm
    Kirk Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 11:12 pm
    Seattle ran the same counter play 8 times, and it worked every single time.

    Am I the only one who sees this as a bigger problem?
    ===========================================

    Oh, I think that is a big problem. But Kaelin Burnett was out there for that alot, and Kaelin just cannot play at this level.
    …………………………………………….

    They ran it against our starters, and we have been susceptible to the counter all preseason.

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

    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.

    ===

    Actually, Pryor is seven feet tall. He passes for yards by the hundreds. And if HE were starting, he’d consume the defense with fireballs from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his arse.

  • The_Judge37

    269.mcthompso Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 11:13 pm
    Good to read that Menelik Watson wasn’t overmatched. I won’t be able to check the game til tomorrow at midnight (Eastern Time), but if he had no penalties, and no f ups…that’s something positive to take away.
    ———

    Even better to see Mike Brisel on the 2nd unit

  • rediaR

    Raider E Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 11:14 pm
    MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 11:11 pm
    That’s the spirit, E. We’re mathematically in wild card hunt with 2 games left. I’m predicting it.

    —————————————

    Never lose HOPE. It is free and no one can take it away no matter how fleeting it may seem during the rough spots….
    —————–
    I’ve found having no hope doesn’t make the bad seasons any less painful. Lets start 1-0 baby!

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Kaelin Burnett definitely had some problems.

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

    I think we’re going to start slow and hit our stride mid season. Nothing flashy. We’re going to put opponents and fans to sleep with some ball control offense. Mid season we’re going to start moving the chains and scoring and the team is going to respond. A lot like the ’99 season.

  • Kirk

    I hope the O coordinator has some misdirection he is hiding.

    We ran almost no misdirection in the preseason except for one reverse with Ford.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    The_Judge37 Says:
    Even better to see Mike Brisel on the 2nd unit
    =====================================================

    3rd. End of game.

  • rediaR

    I’d like to see Bass and Robinson stick.

  • mcthompso

    @Judge:

    Didn’t see the game…So I’m reliant on boxscores for the next 22 hours…but I agree that it is nice to see him running with 2′s if he’s not cutting it with the 1′s. Who started at RG?

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

    Seymour Bush Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 11:12 pm
    SpudRaider Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 11:09 pm
    Zymurge if you watch the game again it is in the 2nd half when McGloin is in on his 1st or 2nd series. It was to Jacoby. Low but catchable on third down.
    ==========================================

    I think you might be thinking of the 4th down play from Wilson in the 4th quarter. Low, but certainly catchable. Hits Ford in the hands. Too bad Ty didn’t drill him in the grill.

    ===

    Thanks for the correction. I’m “stuck” here in Hawaii for the last night of my vacation watching the game without a DVR. The sacrifices that I make … :-)

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 11:15 pm
    KoolKell Says:

    The Raiders will definitely have trouble against good QB’s

    How many of those do we face this year?
    ======================================================

    Using sane peoples definition of ‘good QB’ or yours?
    ———————————–
    For Retards like you……….you should probably follow me.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Zymurge Says:
    Actually, Pryor is seven feet tall. He passes for yards by the hundreds. And if HE were starting, he’d consume the defense with fireballs from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his arse.
    ===================================================

    And his heart is brave.

  • rediaR

    Mcthompso Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 11:18 pm
    @Judge:

    Didn’t see the game…So I’m reliant on boxscores for the next 22 hours…but I agree that it is nice to see him running with 2’s if he’s not cutting it with the 1’s. Who started at RG?
    ————————-
    Nix I think.

  • oklahomaRaider18

    Who all gets cut? How did Reggie Smith do?? Do we keep him over Usama Young?

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

    MiamiRaider78 Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 11:15 pm
    Kirk Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 11:09 pm
    Seattle ran the same counter play 8 times, and it worked every single time.

    How does a coaching staff let that happen???
    ———
    It’s just the vanilla. Lol

    ===

    DA is actually a genius. He’s baiting Indy into practicing just that one play all week after watching the film and thinking that they can coast after that. Meanwhile, he’s secretly having the Raiders practice stopping that play all week and nothing else.

  • mcthompso

    RediaR: Yeah…just actually took the time to read it myself instead of having you guys tell me…too much to read coming in late, I guess. Or I’m just lazy.

  • Dakota

    MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky Says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 11:17 pm
    I think we’re going to start slow and hit our stride mid season. Nothing flashy. We’re going to put opponents and fans to sleep with some ball control offense. Mid season we’re going to start moving the chains and scoring and the team is going to respond. A lot like the ‘99 season.
    +++++++

    You know, just because you hated the previous owner/GM doesn’t mean you can’t keep it real and criticize the next GM and coaching staff when called for.

    If Reggie fails it doesn’t make you wrong about Al Davis lol. Ease off the crazy optimism MR, it doesn’t become you.

  • The_Judge37

    Let’s not ignore the most important position going into tonight… Who won the punting battle?

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Purvis, you’re not very football knowledgable, but this blog beats Llama kisses, I guess. Seems like you come here for a social life.

    Gossip, gossip, gossip.

  • oklahomaRaider18

    Will we pick up some guard help? Maybe Jason Spitz? Ramon Harewood???

  • Raider E

    Reggie Smith made some noise, but I don’t think he will make the 53.

    Osama has the exp. on him. I think he will be on the PS.

    He looked like a player tonite though.

  • oklahomaRaider18

    I hope we keep the King!!!

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

    Dakota, you’re rooting for Indy week one. I’ve given up on you. That was for the fans that have faith.

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

    Dakota, you’ve given up on your country and the Raiders.