By Dean E. S. Richard
The Seattle Seahawks are 2-3 after narrowly losing to the Los Angeles Rams, with a renewed sense of optimism after three weeks of playing well.
The Raiders, meanwhile, were expected to be rejuvenated under the rehired Jon Gruden, but instead are in a tailspin. We spoke again with Marcus Mosher of Raiders Wire to see where Oakland stands heading into the matchup against Seattle in London.
The Raiders are going to be missing two of their best offensive linemen in this game. Starting right tackle Donald Penn, who switched from left tackle to right tackle, was placed on injured reserve earlier in the season due to a foot injury.
His replacement is 2018 third-round pick Brandon Parker. The other starter that will be absent is left guard Kelechi Osemele, who hurt his knee in Week 4. The Raiders’ strength has always been their offensive line, and now with two of their best five missing, it’s a severely compromised unit.
Raiders fans are always on edge. But that’s even truer now as the Raiders are 1-8 in their last nine games and 5-11 in their last 16 games. It’s a rough time to be a Raiders fan right...