Three things revisited: Raiders-Seahawks

Looking back on three things discussed here before the Seattle Seahawks' fourth and final exhibition game, a 21-3 home victory over the Oakland Raiders:

1. The feel on Flynn. Backup quarterback Matt Flynn completed 11 of 13 passes for 102 yards with one touchdown, no interceptions and no sacks. He was efficient. Flynn dropped a pass over starting weak-side linebacker Miles Burris and into the hands of tight end Sean McGrath. He sold play-action to set up a rollout to the right, where he threw accurately for receiver Kris Durham along the sideline. That play netted 25 yards. Flynn was more accurate than starter Russell Wilson in this game. Mission accomplished for Flynn. Now, about that moustache ...

2. Irvin's impact. First-round draft choice Bruce Irvin played deep into the game as the Seahawks tried to get their rookie defensive end into a rhythm. They were going to leave him in the game until Irvin produced, and once he did, they weren't going to take him out. Irvin feasted on the Raiders' backups in the second half. He finished with 1.5 sacks and three quarterback hits after failing to register on the defensive stat sheet in the first three preseason games. Irvin also forced a fumble while working on the punt-coverage team. Irvin can now emerge from the preseason with something to build upon.

3. Receiver mix. This one was very difficult for me to evaluate in real time. Durham's 25-yard reception and Sidney Rice's 22-yarder from Wilson were the only completions to Seattle wideouts covering more than nine yards. The Seahawks completed five passes to wide receivers overall.