Oakland Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks: Preseason Week 4 Game Preview

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Oakland Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks: Preseason Week 4 Game Preview
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After three preseason games, the Oakland Raiders still have plenty of questions to answer. They'll be hoping to answer them against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night.

After missing last week's game, Derek Carr suddenly finds himself in a great position. He's healthy, he's played well, and now that Matt Schaub is dealing with an elbow injury, he has an opportunity to make a strong case for the starting job.

Head coach Dennis Allen insists there's no quarterback controversy in Oakland. The San Francisco Chronicle's Vic Tafur tweeted Allen is "not concerned" about the injury. That may be true, but Schaub doesn't seem as confident (via the Contra Costa Times' Jerry McDonald):

It's just something that's kind of come up. It's lingered a little bit. But it's come up and we're dealing with it. It's something we want to take care of and get out of the way now before we start the regular season.

Allen has staunchly opposed a change, but a strong performance by Carr combined with a slow recovery by Schaub could force his hand.

While the biggest position battle on Thursday will take place under center, there are several other position battles to be decided. The Raiders remain unsettled at wide receiver and cornerback, and players at both positions will be fighting for playing time and roster spots.

It might be the fourth game of the preseason, but the Raiders still have plenty to play for.

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