Week Eight Halftime Check-in: Seattle at Oakland

Headed into the locker room at Oakland Coliseum after the first half, Seattle finds itself down 10-0.

The Raiders dominated the first half.  Offensively, Oakland accumulated 179 yards of total offense, with 108 of those yards coming through the air.  Coming off his career-best 165 rushing yards a week ago, Darren McFadden has 29.  While McFadden was held in check, his teammate Darrius Heyward-Bey wasn’t.  The wide receiver took a handoff 30 yards early in the first half.

Oakland’s first points came with 5:18 to go in the first quarter thanks to a 31-yard Sebastian Janikowski field goal.  The Raiders added onto their lead when quarterback Jason Campbell connected with Marcel Reece over the middle and the second-year wide receiver scooted down the field for a 30-yard touchdown.  A Janikowski extra point put the Oakland advantage to 10.

Seattle’s offense was limited to two first downs in the first 30 minutes of play, both coming on the team’s final drive of the half.

The Seahawks had a chance to cut the Raiders’ lead to seven in the final moments of the second quarter, but a missed 51-yard field goal by Olindo Mare ended the opportunity.

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