Peephole perspective: One touchdown for the Raiders. Two first downs for the Seahawks. Oakland, 10-0.
Player of the quarter: Jon Ryan. He was – quite simply, and just as obviously – the Seahawks’ best and most consistent player in the first half. Ryan averaged 43 yards on six punts.
Play of the quarter: Faced with a fourth-and-1, the Raiders went for it – and QB Jason Campbell went to former UW receiver Marcel Reece, who took the pass between a pair of defenders and then took it into the end zone for the only touchdown of the first half.
Number of the quarter: 30. That’s Olindo Mare’s club record for consecutive field goals, and it will remain the club record as he missed a 51-yarder in the closing seconds.
The bigger picture: The Raiders took Ryan’s fourth punt and went to work, moving 87 yards in 12 plays to Campbell’s 30-yard TD pass to Reece – on a fourth-and-1 play. Campbell ran for a first down on the first third-down situation and then completed pass of 12, 9, 14 and 8 yards to set up the TD pass – which came as Reece, the former UW receiver turned fullback made the catch between SS Lawyer Milloy and LB David Hawthorne to make it 10-0 with 8:54 left in the half.
On the first play of the ensuing series, Lynch matched the Seahawks offensive output from the first quarter with a 4-yard run. Matt Hasselbeck then passed for 5 yards to TE Chris Baker. But on third-and-1, and with OG Mike Gibson serving as the fullback, Lamarr Houston knifed in to drop Marshawn Lynch for a 1-yard loss.
Midway through the second quarter and the Seahawks do not have a first down. Also, Nate Ness went out with cramps, so Kennard Cox is playing right corner.
The Seahawks had the Raiders in a third-and-12 on the ensuing possession, but after a 5-yard pass DE Chris Clemons was penalized for roughness after the play – giving the Raiders a first down at the Seahawks’ 49. But the drive stalled.
The Seahawks got their biggest offensive play of the day when Hasselbeck passed to TE John Carlson to the Raiders’ 45 on the first play of the ensuing series. But the drive fizzled as Hasselbeck threw incomplete to Mike Williams, Ben Obomanu and Justin Forsett.
The Seahawks had a chance to get on the board, but Olindo Mare was wide right on a 51-yard field goal attempt in the closing seconds. The miss snapped his club-record streak of consecutive kicks at 30.
The Seahawks also lost two other players to injuries in the quarter. LG Ben Hamilton was poked in the eye, and replaced by Chester Pitts. DE Red Bryant left with a knee injury and his return was listed as doubtful. Kentwan Balmer moved to end and was replaced at DT by Craig Terrill.