Seahawks vs Oakland in London
Dave Champion – The Seattle Seahawks fly to London to face the Raiders. The emergence of Seattle’s offensive line has allowed their running backs to get free for some yards. This will open up the passing game. Additionally, since Russell Wilson visited there over the summer the 12s will be in full throat on Sunday.
The only thing that will keep the Hawks from winning this game will be on the defensive side of the ball. They looked good against the Rams last week but now they are facing a hungry beast, Marshawn Lynch. He has been running with some passion the last few weeks. I still think that the Seahawks come away with Victory on Sunday.
Kevin Saito – It pains me to say this. Like physically pains me. But the Seahawks should probably win this one. With Oakland’s offensive line banged up — and starting two rookie tackles — Seattle pass rushers should be able to feast on a pass defense that has given up three sacks a game for the last three games. Plus, the Raiders have never played well in London, and remain winless in Wembley. That won’t change this week.
Ed Stein – I almost feel bad for the Raiders this Sunday, almost. After last week’s tough loss to the Los Angeles Rams, Seattle is going to be looking to take some frustrations out. Oakland just happens to be the team in front of them on Sunday.
The Seattle Seahawks are going to beat the tar out of Oakland with their ground game. If by some measure, the silver and black can stop the run, Seattle still has the advantage in the passing game. Even with Marshawn Lynch, the Raiders don’t have enough offense to compete. Seattle wins handily.
Matt Barry – The Seahawks lost a heartbreaker to the loaded Rams last week. Offensively, they were much better than in recent weeks. Seattle continues to improve and really need to win to remain in the playoff hunt.
The Raiders are a major disappointment again. They were even called out by Philip Rivers for running a “base” defense last week. The Khalil Mack situation kicked off the season in a negative light. Jon Gruden has been adjusting to the NFL since his days as coach years ago.
This is a game they really need and a pretty good matchup for them. Oakland wins a close one.