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Oakland Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks: Live Score and Analysis

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) before an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Marcio Jose Sanchez
Brian FloresContributor IIIAugust 29, 2014

The Oakland Raiders have several position battles that could be settled tonight against the Seattle Seahawks, but there's one position that will steal the spotlight: quarterback. Head coach Dennis Allen continues to publicly support Matt Schaub, but a strong performance by Derek Carr will force Allen to seriously consider making a switch at the position.

The Raiders will also look to answer some final roster questions at other positions. Neiko Thorpe and T.J. Carrie are currently locked in a battle for the third cornerback spot behind Carlos Rogers and Tarell Brown. Their performances tonight will likely be the deciding factor.

Oakland will also look to settle its wide receiver depth chart. Despite the attention paid to Denarius Moore, Greg Little and Andre Holmes, its been unheralded Brice Butler who's been the most impressive wide receiver in the preseason. Once considered a long shot to make the final 53-man roster, Butler is now a serious contender for significant playing time in 2014.

Seattle will provide a tough test for the Raiders, even with most of their starters unlikely to see much, if any, action. Oakland's players still have a lot to play for, and this is their last opportunity to make a major impression in hopes of making the final roster and earning some playing time.

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