The Seattle Seahawks capped off an impressive preseason with a 21-3 win over the Oakland Raiders Thursday night in the preseason finale for both teams. With the win, the Seahawks finished the preseason with a perfect 4-0 record.
The Seahawks dominated the Raiders in nearly every facet of the game. Seattle bested Oakland in time of possession, 39 to 20 minutes, turnovers, two to zero, first downs, 24 to five, and total offense, 334 to 101 yards. Perhaps more impressive than anything, though, was the play of the Seahawks defense against the Raiders and throughout all of the preseason for that matter.
SB Nation's Seattle Seahawks blog, Field Gulls, dissected the team's defense after Thursday's win.
"The defense was swarming, physical, athletic, and tough. They were stingy in every aspect ... The Seahawks' 'starting' unit gave up 17 points in four outings during the preseason, 10 to Peyton Manning and Denver, 7 to Kansas City, and goose-eggs to Tennessee and Oakland (though, the 'starters' didn't play all that long tonight). No matter how you look at it though, this defense is a positive."
For more analysis and all things Seahawks, make sure to check out Field Gulls.