Sea­hawks (2-3) vs. Raiders (1-4)

USA TODAY Sports Weekly - - NEWS - Mar­cus Mosher

Sun­day, 1 p.m. ET, Wem­b­ley Sta­dium, Lon­don

TV: Fox

Danny Sheri­dan’s by 3

Sea­hawks’ keys to vic­tory: The best way to beat Oak­land is get to QB Derek Carr, who tends to get care­less with the ball when he is pres­sured. The Raiders of­fen­sive line is banged up and in­ex­pe­ri­enced at both tackle spots. If the Sea­hawks can take ad­van­tage of Oak­land’s youth at tackle, it could be a long day for the Raiders of­fense. The Seat­tle of­fense re­lies on big plays to move the ball, and Oak­land strug­gles to stop passes down the field. Ex­pect QB Rus­sell Wil­son and the Sea­hawks to take a lot of deep shots.

Raiders’ keys to vic­tory: The Raiders lack tal­ent at all three lev­els of the de­fense and rely on turnovers to get stops. When they aren’t cre­at­ing turnovers, their de­fense gets shred­ded fairly eas­ily. On of­fense, the Raiders have weapons at run­ning back, wide re­ceiver and tight end. One of their best weapons this sea­son is TE Jared Cook. When Cook gets in­volved in the pass­ing game, the Raiders can be hard to stop. Watch for them to try to bal­ance their at­tack be­tween run­ning and pass­ing.

Matchup to watch: Sea­hawks CB Shaquill Grif­fin vs. Raiders WR Amari Cooper. One of the best up-and-com­ing corner­backs in the league will cover the Raiders’ best re­ceiver. These are two of the best ath­letes at their po­si­tion, and the win­ner here ul­ti­mately could de­cide the game.

Who wins? The Sea­hawks are a dif­fer­ent team on the road (and this game is in Lon­don), and the Raiders of­fen­sive line can neu­tral­ize a good pass rush. It’s go­ing to be a close game, but ex­pect the Raiders to win a low-scor­ing bat­tle.

Raiders, 20-17 line: Sea­hawks

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