Put your tea on and warm your scones? It's the Seahawks' earliest kickoff of the season — but it's 6 p.m. in London. Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson & Co. face off against Marshawn Lynch and the Raiders in front of 85,000-plus at Wembley Stadium.
10 a.m. | Wembley Stadium | London, England
TV: FOX | Radio: 710 AM/97.3 FM | Stream: fuboTV
8:25 | Seahawks 27, Raiders 3 There goes the shutout: Matt McCrane is good from 43 yards to get Oakland on the board.
14:55 | Seahawks 27, Raiders 0 This ought to do it. Russell Wilson tosses his third TD pass of the day, this one 10 yards to Tyler Lockett. Now the focus shifts to whether Seattle can hold on for a shutout. It would be the Seahawks’ first since Week 3 of the 2015 season.
11:45 | Seahawks 20, Raiders 0 Chris Carson got a 21-yard run, but after after sacks and penalties, the Seahawks end up going three yards backward following the fumble recovery. Sebastian Janikowski hits from 26 yards. He’s 2-2, and his revenge game is going a bit better than Marshawn’s so far (9 carries, 2 catches, 25 total yards).
13:38 | Seahawks 17, Raiders 0 Frank Clark does it again. He teams up with Jacob Martin to bum-rush Derek Carr and force another fumble. They said it best:
Halftime observations from Bob Condotta at Wembley:
- Seattle’s 17-0 lead accurately portrays the way the Seahawks have dominated this one so far, gaining 6.0 yards per play to Oakland’s 3.3 The Raiders have a banged-up offensive line and Seattle is taking advantage with three first-half sacks — only the second time this year Seattle has had more than two in a game — and holding the Raiders to 15 yards rushing on nine attempts by the tailbacks.
- Doug Baldwin showed some frustrating with the spike after he did not get a first down on a third down play, drawing a delay of game penalty. He could have had a touchdown a couple of plays earlier when he was wide open and Wilson’s pass was just a smidge too far. And there’s the good news — Baldwin was wide open. If he keeps doing that a breakthrough will happen.
- Seattle’s offensive tackles are playing well so far. One guy doing nothing is former Seahawk Bruce Irvin who is getting nowhere working against Duane Brown.
4:33 | Seahawks 14, Raiders 0 It’s been a frustrating season for Doug Baldwin. The Seahawks’ No. 1 wide receiver was knocked out of the season opener at Denver with a knee injury and missed the next two games. In last week’s loss to the Rams he caught just one pass for one yard and had only one target. On Sunday, he made a six-yard catch late in the second quarter, then was slightly overthrown on a deep pass from Russell Wilson that might have been his first touchdown of the season. On third-and-2, Wilson hit Baldwin on a quick out but the wide receiver slipped short of the first down. He then spiked the football and was flagged for a delay of game penalty. —Mike Vorel
6:16 | Seahawks 14, Raiders 0 A couple penalties and a couple of third-down conversions allow the Raiders to get within field-goal range. But Matt McCrane is no good from 48 yards. Totally unrelated reminder: The Raiders’ former kicker is on the Seattle sideline.
7:50 | Seahawks 14, Raiders 0 Oakland star receiver Amari Cooper is questionable to return after a vicious hit by Bradley McDougald. Cooper headed into the Raiders locker room to undergo concussion protocol. UPDATE: Cooper is officially ruled out from returning.
14:10 | Seahawks 14, Raiders 0 Following Clark’s forced fumble, the Seahawks strike three plays later: A Russell Wilson dime to David Moore.
Moore didn’t catch a pass in his first three games this season.
In his last four quarters, the second-year wide receiver has claimed three touchdown catches.
The most recent score came early in the second quarter on Sunday, when Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson dropped a shotgun snap, retrieved it, maneuvered forward in the pocket and found Moore behind the defense for a 19-yard touchdown. The 6-0, 215-pound received corralled it, tapped both feet in bounds and tumbled over the photographer’s barricade beyond the end zone.
Moore is continuing to establish himself as the Seahawks’ No. 3 wide receiver, behind Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett. His emergence has made 34-year-old veteran Brandon Marshall increasingly obsolete. —Mike Vorel
Some first-quarter observations from Bob Condotta at Wembley:
- Yep, this is just basically a home game for the Seahawks with the crowd on their side for everything. Seattle only doing more to get the crowd into it with a dominating quarter.
- Pete Carroll vowed to do some things to get the pass rush going this week and held true, putting in Shaquem Griffin in a special pass rush package on the last defensive play of the quarter. The Raiders seemed surprised by the rush up the middle and Clark burst around the right side for a strip sack and a fumble recovery by Jarran Reed.
- And yeah, Seattle is going to establish the run again and again, running it on the first six plays and 13 of 19 in the quarter.
0:24 | Seahawks 7, Raiders 0 Frank Clark really wants a contract extension.
The fourth-year Seahawks defensive end played like it in the first quarter on Sunday, strip-sacking Raiders quarterback Derek Carr after having another sack negated by a penalty earlier on the drive. In less than six games, the 6-foot-3, 265-pound defensive end has four sacks, one forced fumble and one interception. —Mike Vorel
Six penalties and the second quarter hasn’t started. Not the game you want if you’re trying to convert a Brit to the NFL. —Matt Calkins
5:38 | Seahawks 7, Raiders 0 Wonder if Marshawn is petitioning for carries against his former team? Well, the Raiders run three plays, all Lynch runs, on their first drive. They go backward a yard and are forced to punt.
7:24 | Seahawks 7, Raiders 0 Now that’s an opening drive. Seattle marches 82 yards on 14 plays, eating up more than half the first quarter, to get into the end zone. It’s the Seahawks’ first touchdown on a game’s opening drive since Sept. 25, 2016 — 34 games.
9:27 | Seahawks 0, Raiders 0 Tyrone Swoopes made his first NFL start on Sunday. His first catch came 11 plays later.
The 6-foot-4, 254-pound tight end and former quarterback at the University of Texas caught a slant and thundered up the middle for a 23-yard gain to the Raiders’ 2-yard line. The second-year player then stood up and made an emphatic first down signal.
Swoopes’ production is very unexpected, considering he was signed to the practice squad this week and promoted to the 53-man roster on Saturday. He’s providing reinforcements for tight end Nick Vannett – who missed the game with a back injury – and rookie Will Dissly, who is out for the season with a patellar tendon issue. Veteran Ed Dickson also remains on the non-football injury list.
The Seahawks’ tight ends on Sunday are Swoopes, Darrell Daniels and converted tackle George Fant. —Mike Vorel
9:49 a.m. The field says that this is a Raiders home game. The crowd says — very, very loudly — that this is a Seahawks home game. Really cool scene here. Also seen inside Wembley: a man eating a two-foot-long hotdog topped with both chili and macaroni and cheese. Living his best or worst life, depending on your perspective. —Mike Vorel
8:37 a.m. Nick Vannett, who Pete Carroll had declared on Friday would play against the Raiders, was instead listed as one of the team’s seven inactive players for Sunday’s game against Oakland in London.
The other six inactive players were: RB C.J. Prosise, safety T.J. Green, linebacker K.J. Wright, defensive ends Rasheem Green and Dion Jordan and offensive lineman Jordan Simmons.
Vannett showed up on the injury report this week with a back issue after playing 104 snaps the last two weeks in taking over as the primary tight end in place of Will Dissly.
Vannett has battled disc issues in his back in previous seasons but told reporters earlier this month he felt like those were in the past.
It’s unclear if this is a new issue or a re-emergence of his previous injury.
Without Vannett the Seahawks will go with Darrell Daniels and Tyrone Swoopes at tight end. Swoopes re-signed to the practice squad this week and was elevated to the active roster Saturday. He has played in only one NFL game, the final game of the 2017 season against Arizona in Seattle.
Daniels played tight end last week for the first time this season but has been with the Seahawks for all but one game this year.
Jordan is inactive for the second time this season — and second time in three weeks — in what has been a disappointing beginning to his second season with the Seahawks. He was inactive against Arizona with a hip injury.
Green (ankle) and Wright (knee) are also injury scratches while the other three are healthy scratches to get the roster down to the gameday max of 46. —Bob Condotta
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