Prediction: Seahawks will beat the Raiders

The Oakland Raiders are an 0-7 team coming to CenturyLink Field, one of the toughest places to play for any visiting team. Frankly, anything less than a convincing victory by the Seattle Seahawks will be a disappointment and lead to more questions about how good this team really is.

That’s not going to happen. The Seahawks are better than the Raiders in almost every statistical category. Let us count the ways:

The Raiders have scored the fewest point in the league at 15 points per game, and Seattle is coming off a road game where it had its best defensive effort of the season, not allowing a touchdown to the Panthers.

Oakland is 26th in the league against the run, allowing 130 yards per game. The Seahawks have the No. 2 rushing offense at 148.4 yards per game.

The Raiders can't run the ball either, averaging a league worst 69.6 yards per game. The Seahawks are No. 6 against the run, allowing only 89.6 yards per game.

Seattle has allowed only three rushing TDs this season. The Raiders have only two rushing TDs all year, the fewest in the league.

And Oakland has a rookie quarterback going against Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. I could go on, but you get the picture.

Seahawks 31, Raiders 16