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What happened: Seahawks 30, Raiders 24
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What happened: Seahawks 30, Raiders 24 The Seahawks got a two-touchdown performance from Marshawn Lynch and a pick-six from Bruce Irvin in running their record to 5-3 with a 30-24 victory over the Raiders at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.

First Quarter

What happened? Seahawks 14, Raiders 3. The Raiders got the ball first and drove 50 yards in 12 plays to a 48-yard field goal by Sebastian Janikowski that made it 3-0 with 9:10 to play. Derek Carr was 4 of 6 for 41 yards, including a 4-yarder to Mychal Rivera on third-and-2 and a 16-yarder to Rivera on third-and-8. The Seahawks then scored a TD on their first possession of a game for the second time this season, as Marshawn Lynch plowed into the end zone on a 3-yard run to cap an eight-play, 72-yard drive. Lynch had six touches for 28 yards – five rushes for 21 yards and a 7-yard reception. The defense then forced a three-and-out as Brandon Mebane stopped Darren McFadden for a 1-yard gain on second down and Richard Sherman tipped Carr’s third-down pass to Andre Holmes incomplete. The Seahawks’ next possession turned into a T.J. Carrie highlight video, as the rookie corner who was starting for an injured Carlos Rogers broke up Russell Wilson’s first-down pass to Jermaine Kearse and then pressured Wilson into an incompletion on third down. On the fourth play of the Raiders’ ensuing drive, Bruce Irvin tipped Carr’s pass with his right hand, controlled the ball and returned it 35 yards for his first career TD make it 14-3 as the quarter ended.

Player of the quarter: Lynch. In the Week 2 loss to the Chargers, Lynch got 10 touches the entire game. He had seven in the first quarter, including the won’t-be-denied run for his seventh TD of the season.

Play of the quarter: Irvin’s pick-six. The play to tip the pass was good enough. That he was able to intercept it made it even better. The TD return was the icing on the cake for Irvin, who celebrated his 27th birthday on Saturday.

Number to note: Six. Number of starters the Seahawks are down. Three on offense – center Max Unger, left tackle Russell Okung and tight end Zach Miller. Three on defense – middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, strong safety Kam Chancellor and cornerback Byron Maxwell.

Second Quarter

What happened? Seahawks 24, Raiders 3. On the third play of the quarter, Richard Sherman intercepted Derek Carr’s pass that was intended for Andre Holmes along the sideline and returned it 22 yards to set up a 34-yard field goal by Steven Hauschka to make it 17-3. But Hauschka wasn’t done. On the ensuing kickoff, Jermaine Kearse forced a fumble that bounced right to the Seahawks’ kicker at the Raiders’ 31. But Hauschka then missed a 47-yard field goal. After the Raiders punted twice and the Seahawks once, the Seahawks drove 78 yards in 11 plays to a 5-yard TD run by Marshawn Lynch that made it 24-3 with 54 seconds left in the half. Russell Wilson was 6 of 7 for 55 yards. Sebastian Janikwoski was then wide right on the 51-yard field goal attempt on the final play of the half.

Player of the quarter: Hauschka. The Seahawks’ kicker was involved in the good (his 34-yard field goal); the look-what-I-found (his fumble recovery); and the not-so-good (his miss, only the second of the season).

Play of the quarter: Sherman’s interception. The Seahawks’ two-time All-Pro corner had eight interceptions in 2012. He had eight more last season, to lead the league. But his pick off Carr was his first of this season.

Number to note: 3. Takeaways by the Seahawks in the first half – in a three-minute span – after they generated seven in their first seven games....
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