Seattle Seahawks Play Terrible First Half, Trail Raiders 10-0

The Seattle Seahawks played just about the worst half of football a team can play, putting themselves in a 10-0 hole at halftime. The offense was inept, the defense held, but made a few costly mistakes, all giving the Raiders, who haven’t been fantastic themselves, the lead. Seattle had 69 total yards of offense, much of which came late in the half. Matt Hasselbeck spent more time on his back than upright, dropping back behind a patchwork line that couldn’t hold back the Raider defense.

Hasselbeck completed 6-13 passes for 87 yards. The run game was non-existent, with the Seahawks combining for 3 yards. Sacks led to the 69 yards of offense. The Seahawks were 0-7 on third down, allowing the Oakland defense to easily get off the field.

The Raiders drew first blood with a field goal, before Jason Campbell found Marcel Reece for 30 yards and a touchdown. Campbell was 10-15 for 105 yards and a touchdown. Darren McFadden carried the ball 12 times for 29 yards and Darrius Heyward-Bey added a 30-yard reverse.

Seahawks kicker Olindo Mare broke his consecutive field goal streak, after 31-straight, with a missed 51-yarder before the half.

The Seahawks look to get back on track in the second half and climb out of the 10-0 hole they’ve dug themselves into. It’s going to take a lot more for an offense that’s been stuck in reverse for the last two weeks.

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