In a 41-31 loss in the final exhibition game of the year the Seattle Seahawks team that dominated its opponents the last two weeks was nowhere to be found. Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr completed 11 of 13 passes for 143 yards and touchdown passes of 36 and 11 yards to Denarius Moore and 20 yards to Mychal Rivera.
This all happened with 10:43 remaining in the second quarter. The Seahawks defense played a bit better once Carr left the game, but the inconsistency left nothing but worry about the team's depth. Perhaps the Seahawks simply didn't come ready to play for an exhibition game exactly one week before their season opener.
But several Seattle reserves needed stronger performances than they gave if they wanted to avoid being one of the 22 players cut by Saturday afternoon. Before the game we had a pretty good sense of where these battles were, but now it's time to decide the victors.