[caption id="attachment_14495" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Oakland Raiders running back Mike Goodson, left, rushes the ball while Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin chases in the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)"] [/caption]The Seattle Seahawks finish 4-0 in the preseason for the first time since 2009 with a 21-3 win over the Oakland Raiders Thursday night at CenturyLink Field.
Bruce Irvin finally awoken from his preseason slumber, recording 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble, and overall looking like the elite athlete Seattle selected with the team's No. 15 overall pick.
Reserve quarterback Matt Flynn played impressively in the second and third quarters, finishing 11 of 13 passing for 102 yards. Flynn also led his first touchdown scoring drive of the preseason, connecting with rookie tight end Cooper Helfet in the flat for a 4-yard touchdown pass to complete the scoring for Seattle.
Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson played the first quarter, completing 5 of 11 passes for 72 yards.
Running back Vai Taua finished with 49 yards on nine carries, including a 2-yard touchdown run. Taua also totaled five catches for 39 yards, as he attempts to lock up a spot on Seattle’s 53-man roster.
Defensive tackle Jaye Howard had an explosive play to close out the scoring by tackling Oakland running back Mike Goodson in the end zone for a safety.
Other fringe players who performed well this evening? Let us know in the comments section.