Seahawks Close Exhibition Season With 23-21 Win Over Raiders
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Robinson returned an interception 42 yards for a touchdown to lead the Seattle Seahawks to a 23-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders in the preseason finale Thursday night.
With most of Seattle's starters only playing one series and the bulk of Oakland's first-stringers sitting out the entire game, there was little star power on the field.
The first touchdown came early in the fourth quarter on the third turnover in a five-play span. After George Atkinson III and Trevone Boykin traded fumbles, Oakland rookie quarterback Connor Cook was pressured on a rollout. Robinson stepped in front of the pass and returned it for the score that made it 9-8.
Seattle running back Thomas Rawls made his preseason debut with two carries for 7 yards in his first game action since breaking his ankle last December. Coach Pete Carroll has said he expects Rawls to be ready when the season starts on September 11th.
Garry Gilliam and J'Marcus Webb rotated at right tackle as Seattle waits to determine who will start when the season begins.