The Seattle Seahawks take on the Oakland Raiders on Thursday, Aug. 31 in the 2017 NFL preseason. Here’s all the info you need to watch.
It’s the final NFL Preseason game, which means the regular season is nearly upon us. One of the last games on the exhibition schedule is the meeting between the visiting Seattle Seahawks and the Oakland Raiders. The two have some questions to answer in their final game as they prepare to make their cuts down to 53 men.
The Raiders still need to figure out who will be the man behind star quarterback Derek Carr. They currently have former Buffalo Bills first round pick E.J. Manuel dueling with their 2016 fourth round pick Connor Cook. Neither has solidified the spot, but Manuel has more at stake as he could potentially be cut if Cook is deemed the better option.
In Seattle they have to figure out what to do with some of their stocked position. The most crowded is arguably the running back spot, which seems to always be their strength.
Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls are in play to start, but behind them it gets dicey. The Seahawks have Alex Collins, C.J. Prosise, Chris Carson and J.D McKissic. All have upside, but more than one of them will be on the outside looking in.
Details for Thursday’s game are below:
While starters will surely rest in this one, it’s worth turning on to see how some of the fringe players look as they fight for their lives. The Raiders and Seahawks could both use some of those guys stepping up and making a name for themselves.