Raiders vs. Seahawks NFL Week 12 prediction: Preview, odds and injury report

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The Raiders will look to put up another win Sunday when they visit the surprising Seahawks, a team that many thought heading into the season would be in rebuild mode.

That’s not been the case under Seattle coach Pete Carroll, who has led his team to a 6-4 record.

The Raiders, on the other hand, were expected to be well above .500 by this time of the year, but instead they have stumbled to a 3-7 record. Las Vegas, however, is coming off a 22-16 overtime victory over the Broncos.

There are plenty of weeks left in the 2022 regular season for the Raiders to make a run at respectability, but they head this weekend into a hostile Lumen Field where Seattle fans are constantly loud. Still, the Raiders should be used to that from their annual trips to Kansas City.

The Raiders got off to a 17-0 lead against the Chiefs before losing 30-29 — among the close games that the Raiders should have won this year.

How can the Raiders keep Seattle’s “12th man” quiet? Maybe go up-tempo behind Derek Carr. Even he said he loves playing at a faster pace and that showed against the Broncos in regulation, when he went no-huddle twice en route to long gains.

The weather forecast in Seattle is calling for a 50% chance of showers.

Injury report

The Raiders listed RB Josh Jacobs (calf), T Kolton Miller (shoulder/abdomen), DT Kendal Vickers (back) and LB Luke Masterson (ribs) as questionable.

The Seahawks ruled out WR Dee Eskridge (hand).

Line and over/under

The Raiders are 3.5-point underdogs by FanDuel. The over/under is 47.5.

How to watch on TV

The game will be shown on CBS, with limited availability in California.

Quick analysis

The Raiders cannot afford another loss if they hope to make a final, desperate playoff push. It’s a challenge, of course, especially on the road, but the Raiders still have enough weapons to get it done. ... Jacobs should be able to go despite the calf injury. If it is raining, then the run game needs to be focused in support of Jacobs, who’s rushed for 930 yards and seven touchdowns. ... As mentioned, the Raiders should considered going up-tempo when possible to make it more difficult on the Seahawks. ... Defensively, pressuring Seattle QB Geno Smith is key, but so is stopping the Seattle ground attack led by Kenneth Walker. ... If the Raiders can do all that, their chances of winning greatly improve. ... We’re not so sure all of those pieces will fall into place.

Prediction: Seahawks 27, Raiders 24