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November 2, 2014 at 8:23 PM

9 big moments from Seahawks-Raiders

In Sunday’s home game against the winless Oakland Raiders, the Seahawks looked strong in the first half but surprisingly uncomfortable in the second before pulling out a 30-24 win instead of the blowout many had predicted.

From Lynch’s dominance to some deft defensive plays, here are some of the moments that made the game:

 

Decals worn on the Seattle Seahawks helmets on Sunday pay tribute to those affected by the recent shootings at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

(Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

Tributes to Marysville-Pilchuck

The Seahawks used their first home game since the Oct. 24 Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting to honor the MPHS Tomahawks community and grieve the loss of the victims.

Players wore stickers on their helmets, the Seahawks flags bore the school’s logo and fans waved signs in support.

Jobey Williams, left, and his wife, Jessica Williams, of Marysville, show their sentiment toward the recent tragic shootings at Marysville-Pilchuck High School with a homemade sign. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

Jobey Williams, left, and his wife, Jessica Williams, of Marysville, show their sentiment toward the recent tragic shootings at Marysville-Pilchuck High School with a homemade sign. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

Beast Mode TD gets Hawks on the board

With a shove from guard James Carpenter and the rest of the offensive line, Marshawn Lynch powered into the end zone late in the first quarter to score Seattle’s first touchdown of the day, bringing the score to 7-3 after the extra point.

Read more, and watch a video of the play.

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch barrels through the Oakland Raiders defense to score a touchdown in the first quarter.  (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch barrels through the Oakland Raiders defense to score a touchdown in the first quarter. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, right, congratulates his running back Marshawn Lynch after Lynch took it in for a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders defense in the first quarter. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, right, congratulates his running back Marshawn Lynch after Lynch took it in for a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders defense in the first quarter. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

Sports columnist Jerry Brewer argues it was the most important play of the bizarre game:

 It wasn’t just Beast Mode. It was Transportation Mode. The Seahawks running back should have charged a fare for moving all those people.

 

Bruce Irvin’s pick six

Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin chalked up the first touchdown of his career — and the first pick-six of the Seahawks’ season — when he tipped a pass intended for Oakland receiver James Jones, then snatched it and ran it in for 35 yards. The play extended the Seahawks’ lead to 14-3 after the extra point.

Read more, and watch a video of the play.

Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin just makes it in the marker for a touchdown after intercepting a pass by Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr as time ran out in the first quarter.  (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin just makes it in for a touchdown after intercepting a pass by Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr as time ran out in the first quarter. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

Seattle Seahawks players K.J. Wright, left, and DeShawn Shead, right, congratulate linebacker Bruce Irvin after Irvin intercepted a pass by Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and ran it in for a touchdown in the second quarter. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

Seattle Seahawks players K.J. Wright, left, and DeShawn Shead, right, congratulate linebacker Bruce Irvin after Irvin intercepted a pass by Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and ran it in for a touchdown in the first quarter. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

 

Richard Sherman’s interception

Sherman warned us all that Oakland quarterback Derek Carr would try to throw his way because he “doesn’t know any better.” He was right: Sherman nabbed a pass intended for Andre Holmes and made an entertaining 22-yard run to the 18-yard line. It was Sherman’s first interception this season and the 21st of his career.

The Seahawks couldn’t close the deal, though, and left it to Steven Hauschka to make a 34-yard field goal, bringing the score to 17-3.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman takes the ball upfield after intercepting a pass by Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr in the second quarter. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman maneuvers upfield after intercepting a pass by Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr in the second quarter. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

Read more, and watch a video of the play.

 

 

Steven Hauschka recovers a fumble

The Seahawks kept the turnovers coming, as receiver Jermaine Kearse punched the ball free and it bounced right at kicker Steven Hauschka, who grabbed it and hung on tight at the bottom of the pile.

But Seattle couldn’t turn it into a first down, as Hauschka biffed a 46-yard field-goal attempt. It was his second missed attempt this season; he missed only two attempts all of last season.

“Obviously, Hauschka was celebrating too much,” coach Pete Carroll joked after the game.

Seattle Seahawks tackle Alvin Bailey, left, congratulates kicker Steven Hauschka after he recovered a fumble in the first half. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

Seattle Seahawks tackle Alvin Bailey, left, congratulates kicker Steven Hauschka after he recovered a fumble in the first half. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

 

Second Beast Mode TD caps the first half

After a 17-yard drive and two holding penalties, Seattle widened its lead with the give-it-to-Lynch formula they’d promised would make a comeback after Percy Harvin left.

The Seahawks’ offensive line — which seems to be getting its act together, despite being depleted by injuries — created a hole for running back Marshawn Lynch to find the end zone for 5 yards. The extra point put the Hawks up 24-3 at the half.

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch runs in a touchdown in the second quarter. (Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch runs in a touchdown in the second quarter. (Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

Walter Jones sports the new blazer inductees into the Seahawks Ring of Honor will wear. (Photo by Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

Walter Jones sports the new blazer inductees into the Seahawks Ring of Honor wear. (Photo by Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

 

Halftime ceremony: Walter Jones inducted into the Ring of Honor

Big Walt played offensive tackle for Seattle from 1997 to 2009 — his entire NFL career — and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier this year, his first year of eligibility. His name is next to defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy’s in the Ring of Honor at CenturyLink Field, and his picture will be on a banner at the Seahawks’ training facility.

Click here to watch a video of Jones talking about joining the Ring of Honor.

Walter Jones is added to the Seahawk Ring of Honor by his former teammates Sunday at CenturyLink Field. (Photo by Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

Walter Jones’ name is revealed in the Seahawks Ring of Honor by his former teammates Sunday at CenturyLink Field. (Photo by Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

 

Raiders turn a blocked punt into a touchdown

Oakland defensive end Denico Autry broke through Seahawks linebacker Brock Coyle and long snapper Clint Gresham to block a Jon Ryan punt. Oakland wide receiver Brice Butler recovered the ball in the end zone, cutting the Seahawks’ lead to 24-10 and kicking off what would be a less-than-stellar second half for the Seahawks.

Read more, and watch a video of the play.

Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan is blocked by Oakland Raiders defender Denico Autry at the start of the 3rd quarter.  (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan is blocked by Oakland Raiders defender Denico Autry at the start of the 3rd quarter. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

 

Raiders go for it on fourth-and-goal

Late in the third quarter, on the 1-yard line with not much to lose, Oakland quarterback Derek Carr chucked a touchdown pass to tight end Mychal Rivera. That made it 14 unanswered points for the Raiders in the second half.

Read more, and watch a video of the play.

Oakland gets back in the game when Derek Carr hits Mychal Rivera from the 1-yard line with 2:22 remaining. (Photo by Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

Oakland closes the gap when Derek Carr hits Mychal Rivera from the 1-yard line with 2:22 remaining. (Photo by Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

The Seahawks added two field goals and the Raiders scored one more touchdown to complete the scoring. It was only the second time this season Oakland scored more than 14 points.

 

What was your favorite moment of the game? Leave a comment and let us know.

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