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Raiders Seahawks Game Preview

Old AFC West rivals get re-acquainted this Sunday at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum as the Seattle Seahawks visit the Oakland Raiders.  The Seahawks come into the game leading the NFC West while the Raiders dropped 59 points on the Denver Broncos last week and eye a big game against the KC Chiefs next week at home.  Let’s see how the Raiders win this game.

Handle the Pressure

Quite simply, this is the most important game the Raiders have played this year.  They have not won 2 games in a row since the end of 2008 and have the opportunity to make next weeks home game against the KC Chiefs for the division.  They must get the monkey off their back to make the 2010 season more meaningful.  Relish the moment.

Nnamdi Lock Down Mike Williams

Mike Williams is resurrecting his career, and thus far has nearly twice as many catches their next leading receiver John Carlson.  Give Nnamdi the opportunity to shut him down and watch the Seahawks passing game flutter.

Win the Turnover Game

This is a no-brainer, right?  Why it’s more important is that the Seahawks are not that good; their best win this year was against an overrated Chicago Bears team.  Do not give them any belief that they are as good as the Raiders, they are not.  Attack them defensively and don’t give them the ball.

Run DMC and Bush

Their passing D is towards the bottom of the league, but they have not really lined up against a good running offense yet.  The Raiders need to run at least 30 times this weekend; if they do, they will be rewarded like they were last week.

Blitz Hasselback
He’s old and not mobile.  Attack, attack, attack, don’t give him time to get any rhythm.
The Raiders are a 2.5 point favorite with an over/under of 42 coming into this game.  Nothing will surprise me with the final score of this game, the 9er game is a friendly reminder that as much as we think this team is different, they may not be either.  Let’s see if Tom Cable is right that they are doing their part…
Raiders 27 Seahawks 13

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