Lynch, Seahawks get past Raiders

Seattle, WA ( – “Beast Mode” needed a big push to score his
first touchdown.

The Seattle Seahawks needed a little extra to get past the winless Oakland

Marshawn Lynch scored two touchdowns in the first half, the first after his
teammates shoved him into the end zone, and the Seahawks recovered an onside
kick at the end of the game to hold off the Raiders for a 30-24 win on Sunday.

Lynch’s two scores and Bruce Irvin’s 35-yard touchdown on an interception
return helped the Seahawks (5-3) build a 24-3 lead in the first half.

Later, a couple of Steven Hauschka field goals in the fourth quarter gave them
the cushion they needed after the Raiders (0-8) scored two touchdowns in the
third, including one on a blocked punt.

The Seahawks played their first game at CenturyLink Field since a 30-23 loss
to Dallas on Oct. 12 and haven’t dropped back-to-back games at home in more
than two years.

The Raiders have lost 14 in a row going into next Sunday’s game against Peyton
Manning and AFC West-leading Denver.

Derek Carr’s second 1-yard touchdown pass to Mychal Rivera came with 1:52 left
in the game but the Raiders couldn’t recover an onside kick attempt even after
it went through the hands of Seattle tight end Cooper Helfet.