Second quarter

Peephole perspective: Points are us, Seahawks edition. While the defense pitched a shutout, the offense scored on drives of 65, 90 and 62 yards to slice the Raiders’ lead to 17-16 at the half.

Player of the quarter: With apologies to Charlie Whitehurst, second-year wide receiver Deon Butler made a nice reaching catch over Raiders cornerback Chris Johnson for a 33-yard reception and also caught a 26-yard TD pass. Butler caught four passes in the quarter.

Play of the quarter: It’s tough to top a TD catch, but Butler did it by making a nice adjustment and catch of the 33-yarder along the sideline.

Stat of the quarter: 7 of 12. That’s what Whitehurst was while rallying the Seahawks.

The bigger picture: Olindo Mare kicked a 36-yard field goal on the third play of the quarter to cap an 11-play, 65-yard drive that featured Whitehurst passing for 19 yards to Mike Williams and 31 yards to Golden Tate.

The Seahawks shuffled their defense again on the Raiders’ next series, and forced a punt. After a sluggish start to the ensuing series, Whitehurst got the hot hand. He passed to Ben Obomanu for a 37-yard gain on third-and-10 and then hooked up with Butler for a 26-yard TD to cut the Raiders’ lead to 17-13 with 7:43 left in the half. Justin Forsett also contributed runs of 6 and 9 yards to the nine-play, 90-yard drive after taking a big hit from Raiders safety Mike Mitchell.

After forcing another punt, the Seahawks took over at their own 9. Whitehurst drove them 62 yards in nine plays to a 46-yarder by Mare. The big play was Whitehurst’s 33-yard pass to Butler.

It appeared the Seahawks scored again, when tight end Cameron Morrah somehow came down with Whitehurst’s heave into the end zone on the final play of the half. But left tackle Mansfield Wrotto was flagged for holding to erase the points.

defense pitched a shutout, the offense scored on drives of 65, 90 and 62 yards to slice the Raiders’ lead to 17-16 at the half.

Player of the quarter: With apologies to Charlie Whitehurst, second-year wide receiver Deon Butler made a nice reaching catch over Raiders cornerback Chris Johnson for a 33-yard reception and also caught a 26-yard TD pass. Butler caught four passes in the quarter.

Play of the quarter: It’s tough to top a TD catch, but Butler did it by making a nice adjustment and catch of the 33-yarder along the sideline.

Stat of the quarter: 7 of 12. That’s what Whitehurst was while rallying the Seahawks.

The bigger picture: Olindo Mare kicked a 36-yard field goal on the third play of the quarter to cap an 11-play, 65-yard drive that featured Whitehurst passing for 19 yards to Mike Williams and 31 yards to Golden Tate.

The Seahawks shuffled their defense again on the Raiders’ next series, and forced a punt. After a sluggish start to the ensuing series, Whitehurst got the hot hand. He passed to Ben Obomanu for a 37-yard gain on third-and-10 and then hooked up with Butler for a 26-yard TD to cut the Raiders’ lead to 17-13 with 7:43 left in the half. Justin Forsett also contributed runs of 6 and 9 yards to the nine-play, 90-yard drive after taking a big hit from Raiders safety Mike Mitchell.

After forcing another punt, the Seahawks took over at their own 9. Whitehurst drove them 62 yards in nine plays to a 46-yarder by Mare. The big play was Whitehurst’s 33-yard pass to Butler.

It appeared the Seahawks scored again, when tight end Cameron Morrah somehow came down with Whitehurst’s heave into the end zone on the final play of the half. But left tackle Mansfield Wrotto was flagged for holding to erase the points.


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