Peephole perspective: The Raiders stretched their lead to 24-16 as both teams went deep into their rosters.
Player of the quarter: Kyler Boller. Playing very close to where he went to college (Cal), the Raiders’ backup to the backup QB sparked his team.
Play of the quarter: On the Raiders’ second possession of the quarter, Kyle Boller hooked up with Jacoby Ford for a 62-yard pass play to set up the only score of the quarter.
Stat of the quarter: 9:37. Oakland’s time of possession in the third quarter.
The bigger picture: J.P. Losman took over at quarterback when the Seahawks got the ball in the third quarter, and he had a new O-line: Mansfield Wrotto, Steve Vallos, Ben Hamilton, Mitch Erickson and Tyler Polumbus. But the Seahawks went three-and-out.
Charlie Whitehurst completed 11 of 22 passes for 210 yards and a TD for a 98.7 passer rating before giving way to Losman – with five of his completions going to Deon Butler for 98 yards.
Rookie safety Kam Chancellor had a tough time on the Raiders’ next possession. He hit Michael Bennett, but didn’t stop him, on a 15-yard run; got beat on a 62-yard pass from Boller to the Seahawks’ 14; and then, along with rookie cornerback Walter Thurmond, gave up a 16-yard TD pass from Boller to Nick Miller. Three big plays on the Raiders’ 97-yard drive to a score that made it 24-16 with 9:07 left in the quarter.
A roughing-the-pass penalty on third down and Losman’s 7-yard pass to Butler allowed the Seahawks to move the ball to midfield on their next possession, but the drive stalled and they had to punt.
As the quarter ended, the Raiders were driving, moving from their own 14 to the Seahawks’ 23. The big play was Boller’s 27-yard pass play to Rock Cartwright.