Raiders-Seahawks Monday Night Football Matchup

The defending NFC Champion Seahawks will have to defend their home field if they want to recover from back-to-back losses. I never thought there would be any time this season that I would say the Raiders are coming off back-to-back wins, but after an 0-3 start, Oakland has taken advantage of two down-on-their-luck teams the past two weeks with a chance to make the Seahawks the third such victim tonight.

Oakland doesn’t have history on its side, however. The Raiders haven’t won three in a row since 2002-the year they won the AFC West and made a Super Bowl สมัครเว็บตรง ufabet มือถือ appearance. Seattle hasn’t lost three in a row since 2004 and it has won eight straight against Oakland.

The Raiders, however, ended an 11-game losing streak to Arizona back on October 22nd and they did it with defense. The Raiders offense is the worst in the league not scoring an offensive touchdown in four of seven games. There is no doubt in my mind that the Ohio State Buckeyes could move the ball as well if not better.

Aaron Brooks was brought in to be the savior of the offense (God, I hope that wasn’t what they were thinking), but his early season injury has Andrew Walter, the second-year pro from Arizona State, under center. The kid obviously is lacking about five seasons of experience. I don’t ever see this guy’s skill level exceeding that of a mediocre back up.

Thankfully for the Raiders, they aren’t facing the same team that reached the Super Bowl last season tonight. Last year’s NFL leading rusher, Shaun Alexander, likely won’t play again tonight. The Seahawks are just 1-3 without Alexander in the lineup this season.