The National Football League preseason wraps up Thursday night as the Seattle Seahawks travel down the West Coast to Oakland to take on the Raiders in a Week Four game that will stream live with roster spots still up for grabs on both teams, before the Raiders and Seahawks each open their 2016 seasons on Sunday, September 11.
For Seattle, 22-year-old rookie running back C.J. Prosise, a Seahawks third-round draft pick, 90th overall, out of Notre Dame, will receive his biggest showcase so far, after missing the first two preseason games with a hamstring injury and seeing limited duty in Week Three.
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Against the Raiders, according to Seattle Head Coach Pete Carroll, Prosise will play “quite a bit.”
“C.J. has done nothing but positive stuff,” Carroll told the Seahawks online site. “Everything he has done looks good, so we’re excited about it. But he just needs game time.”
After winning the Super Bowl 48 after the 2013 season, then getting back to the game only to lose a heartbreaker to the New England Patriots the following season, Seattle overcame a 2-4 start in 2015 to finish the regular season at 10-6 and barely edge the Minnesota Vikings in a playoff game in Minnesota where temperatures dropped to six degrees below zero Fahrenheit.
But their season ended the following week in a loss to the eventual NFC Champion Carolina Panthers.
Watch highlights of the 2015 Seattle Seahawks season in the video below.
For the Oakland Raiders, the focus will also zoom in on the running back position, with rookies Jalen Richard — who went undrafted out of Southern Mississippi where he rushed for more than 1,000 yards in his final season — and Deandre Washington, a fifth-round pick out of Texas Tech, competing for snaps.
The Raiders are hoping to see significant improvement over their muddling 7-9 season last year — a season that saw them place third in the NFC West and miss the playoffs for the 13th dismal year in a row.
Watch highlights of the 2015 Oakland Raiders season in the video below.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the NFL Week Four Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders preseason game, see the streaming links at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Pacific Time, 10 p.m. Eastern, at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California, on Thursday, September 1.
The Raiders and Seahawks have a long history, facing each other 54 times since 1977, the first year in the NFL for the Seahawks who played in the AFC until 2001. Oakland has won 29 of those matchups to 25 for Seattle, including a 1-1 split in postseason play.
The Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders NFL preseason Week Four game will stream live online from Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California, via NFL Network with streaming video at this link.
NFL Network is also now, starting with the 2016 season, available to stream live via Sling TV at this link, and PlayStation VUE at this link. Both streaming services charge monthly fees for packages of multiple TV channels, but both also offer seven-day free trial packages, allowing fans to watch the Seahawks vs. Raiders at no charge.
As with all NFL preseason games, the Seahawks vs. Raiders game will be available to stream live online via NFL Game Pass, which charges a $99.99 fee for the entire season, and includes live streaming of all preseason games — but also comes with a seven-day free trial, meaning that fans can watch the Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders live stream preseason game for free with the offer at this link. A live stream can also be accessed by clicking on this link.
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