NFL Preseason Preview - Seattle (2-1) at Oakland (1-2) (ET)
08/27/2014 11:56 AM
08/27/2014 12:02 PM
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Seattle Seahawks are gearing up for a chance to repeat as Super Bowl champions and will travel to Oakland for their final dress rehearsal in the 2014 preseason.
Over the past two games, the Seahawks first-team offense, led by third-year quarterback Russell Wilson, has been nearly unstoppable.
A week after racking up 260 yards and 24 points in the first half against San Diego, Seattle gained 250 yards and scored 31 points last week versus Chicago. The Seahawks scored touchdowns on their first four possessions against the Bears and Wilson has a string of nine consecutive scoring drives over the past two games.
"The entire offensive group is just executing at a good clip right now," said Seattle head coach Pete Carroll. "Russell is really committed to what is happening. We're hitting a pretty good clip right now. Hopefully we can keep it going."
Things haven't gone as smoothly for the Raiders, who made significant personnel changes in the offseason.
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew, one of those additions, had a 40-yard touchdown run last week, and wide receiver Brice Butler added two touchdown receptions in a loss in Green Bay last week.
"I think we're ready to take a jump," veteran defensive back Charles Woodson said of his team. "I feel really good about what we did (in Week 3). And I'm very confident that we'll get better."
Seattle owns a significant 9-3 edge in its previous preseason bouts against the Raiders.
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