2013 NFL preseason games will conclude with week 4 games on Thursday night. Oakland Raiders will be playing against the Seattle Seahawks at 10:00 PM ET at Centurylink Field, Seattle, Washington. The game will be televised live on NFL Network nationwide.
While preseason games do not count towards regular season, backups, rookies and free agents are either more clearly define their roles, or more critically for some, secure that they have a spot on the final roster.
Oakland Raiders Quarterbacks Compete for Starting Position
Terrelle Pryor will play tonight as quarterback, competing with Matt Flynn, who will sit out tonight for right elbow soreness, for starting QB. Pryor led the offense scoring 20 points in four possessions against the Chicago Bears last week.
“Every day, I’m trying to get 1 percent better, and I won’t stop until I get to my goal,” Pryor said, the San Jose Mercury News reports. “My goal is to be a starting quarterback, to lead this team to wins. I’ll keep pushing every day until it happens.”
Coach Dennis Allen originally planned to have Flynn play as starter come regular season, with Pryor being available for plays suited to his athletic abilities. However, Pryor’s strong performance against the Bears in the third preseason game showed Allen his capabilities to be the starting quarterback.
Rookie second round pick Menelik Watson will be playing left tackle in his first preseason action, but can he block the offensive and protect Pryor’s blind side?
Darren McFadden is resting from a shoulder injury.
On the defensive side, rookie first round pick DJ Hayden is expected to play into the second quarter, according to Sports Media 101.
Seattle Seahawks Players to Watch
Seattle, like all NFL teams, has 75 players on its roster and will need to cut it down to regular-season limit of 53 by 3 p.m. Saturday.
Coach Peter Carroll told the Seattle Times that the plan is to give as many of the “on the verge” player as much playing time against the Raiders as they can to make one final statement.
Several players to be particular interests Thursday nights are wide-receiver Chris Harper, wide-receiver Bryan Walters, fullback Derrick Coleman, runningback Christine Michael, DT Sealver Siliga, LBs Allen Bradford and John Lotulelei, and quarterback Brady Quinn.
TV Schedule and Channels
Raiders broadcast (Greg Papa, Tom Flores, Jim Plunkett):
KTVU 2 (FOX – San Francisco/Oakland)
KTLA 5 (CW – Los Angeles) – tape delay
KQCA 58 (MyTV – Sacramento)
KBFX 58 (FOX – Bakersfield)
KFVE 5 (MyTV – Honolulu) – tape delay
Seahawks broadcast (Curt Menefee, Brock Huard):
KCPQ 13 (FOX – Seattle)
KPTV 12 (FOX – Portland OR)
KAYU 28 (FOX – Spokane)
KCYU 41 (FOX – Yakima)
KFFX 11 (FOX – Tri-Cities WA)
KEVU (MyTV- Eugene OR)
KMVU 26 (FOX – Medford OR)
KFXO 39 (FOX – Bend OR)
KIVI 6 (ABC – Boise)
KSAW 51 (ABC – Twin Falls ID)
KTBY 4 (FOX – Anchorage AK)
Online Video and Audio Live Streaming, Rewind Subscriptions
NFL Network is offering live streaming access to all 65 preseason games through its Preseason Live. The live streaming is available through a one-time subscription fee of $14.99, which is good through September 15, 2013. With Preseason Live, viewers can watch replays of every game in HD quality video on computer, tablets, smart phones. Subscribers have the option to watch the games in dual or quad view.
Other way to watch the NFL games on your computer, tablet or phone online is through DirectTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket. The subscription of $44.99 or $59.99 per month for five months give you access to every out-of-market game, every Sunday, in HD video format. Also, it gives access to real-time stats and scores.
Besides watching the games, NFL fans can listen to every games live through NFL’s Audio Pass. With a subscription fee of $39.99, listeners receive access through July 31, 2014 to all 65 preseason games, 256 regular season games, home or away broadcasts, archived games, Spanish broadcasts, and chats.
If you were unable to watch or listen to the games live, you can access full replays of every past and 2013 NFL game online, including playoffs and Super Bowl archives through NFL’s Game Rewind. This subscription gives you access from your computer, tablets, and mobile devices. The one time subscription fee of $69.99 or 4 payments of $17.99 per month gives subscribers access through July 31, 214.
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