In what was otherwise a sloppy game, the Seahawks running backs stole the show Thursday in Oakland. Here's what fans and media members had to say:

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While the final preseason game doesn’t usually amount to much for certain players, it’s the the most important game of the year for others fighting for their NFL lives.

That was the case for Seahawks running backs Troymaine Pope and Alex Collins Thursday night, as the pair took turns showcasing their cases for a roster spot in leading Seattle to a 23-21 win over Oakland. Pope and Collins combined for 92 yards and 2 touchdowns on 17 carries. For full coverage, check out our Seahawks Game Center.

Meanwhile, the Hawks welcomed back another┬árunning back who won’t have any trouble fighting for a roster spot. That was Thomas Rawls, who saw his first game action since suffering a fractured ankle in week 14 last season. Rawls’ appearance was brief, but he did bust through for 8 yards on one of his two carries.

Aside from the action on the field, cornerback Jeremy Lane got people talking before the game as he sat through the National Anthem. The move came on the heals of 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick’s protest to raise awareness of police brutality in America.

Here is what people had to say on social media following the final preseason game: