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Raiders vs. Seahawks 2015 live stream: Game time, TV schedule and how to watch online

The Seahawks have a couple of position battles to look out for in this one, including who will serve as Marshawn Lynch's backup in Robert Turbin's absence.

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For a team as battle-tested as the Seahawks, the fourth preseason game is usually especially meaningless. But this year, the defending NFC champions have a couple of positional battles to sort out when they host the Raiders on Thursday night.

The offense has been disappointing for Seattle all preseason long -- the team hasn't scored a touchdown with Russell Wilson under center. The offensive line was probably the biggest culprit last week, but that may not carry over into the regular season once veteran left tackle Russell Okung returns from injury. As Field Gulls notes, Okung's replacement on the line last week, Alvin Bailey, was consistently the weak link.

Seattle released center Lemuel Jeanpierre in the first round of cuts, so Drew Nowak will have to prove he is capable of taking over the starting duties.

Nowak and the rest of the offensive line probably won't be blocking for Marshawn Lynch, but it could be blocking for his backup. Since Robert Turbin is out with an injury, third-year running back Christine Michael is expected to take the bulk of the snaps out of the backfield. This could be the former second-round pick's last chance to impress, as Seattle met with veteran Fred Jackson this week.

The Bills cut Jackson on Monday, even though he gained over 1,000 yards from scrimmage last year for the fifth time in his career. Bills general manager Doug Whaley reportedly "went rogue" when he cut Jackson, who said he was "blindsided" by the news of his release. Jackson told Buffalo News columnist Bucky Gleason Whaley was "never honest with him" as long as the two men knew each other.

It seems as if Jackson has something left in the tank, as he burned off a 41-yard rush and scored a touchdown in his first preseason game of the summer last week. If Michael wants to prove he's deserving of a spot behind Lynch, he'll likely have to perform on Thursday night.

It will also be interesting to see how Pete Carroll deploys his secondary with the expectation that safety Kam Chancellor's holdout will last into the regular season. Linebacker Bruce Irvin said on Wednesday that he sympathizes with Chancellor, but also added that the Seahawks "need him."

The biggest storyline with the Raiders this summer has involved where they're going to play instead of how they're going to play. Oakland lost to Arizona 30-23 last week, though the first string defense played well. Khalil Mack especially shined, and has transitioned well to defensive end.

Second-year quarterback Derek Carr struggled last week, throwing a pick-six in the third quarter and going 18 of 34 for 213 yards. The biggest bright spot on the Oakland offense continues to be dynamic rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper, who caught four passes for 62 yards last Saturday.

The Raiders released former No. 3 pick Trent Richardson this week, which is probably a commentary on the club's depth at the position and how far Richardson has fallen. Richardson struggled mightily in Indianapolis last season, and only averaged 2.9 yards per carry in a Colts uniform.

How to Watch

When: Thursday, Sept. 3, 10 p.m. ET

Where: CenturyLink Field

TV: KTVU (Oakland), KCPQ (Seattle)

Commentators: Beth Mowins, Tim Brown, Matt Millen (Raiders), Curt Menefee, Brock Huard (Seahawks)

Online: NFL Game Pass