NFL Has Begun (Kinda)

September 01, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

NFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland RaidersNFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland RaidersSep 1, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back DeAndre Washington (33) is brought down in the pile Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Photographed my first NFL game of the season. I use "NFL game" very loosely since it is preseason and we only got on drive by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and no snaps by Derek Carr.

NFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland RaidersNFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland RaidersSep 1, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) speaks to teammates in the huddle before a play Oakland Raiders during the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Can we pretend theses warm up throw were in-game? :P

NFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland RaidersNFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland RaidersSep 1, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws the before the game Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports He must have the best pocket protection in the league ;) NFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland RaidersNFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland RaidersSep 1, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws the ball before the game Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

But they tried to keep the game as interesting as possible, and football is, after all, pretty fun to photograph.

NFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland RaidersNFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland RaidersSep 1, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Darius Latham (75) celebrates with linebacker Korey Toomer (54) after a play Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports NFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland RaidersNFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland RaidersSep 1, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Troymaine Pope (26) scores a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during the fourth quarter at Oakland Coliseum. The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Oakland Raiders 23-21. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports NFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland RaidersNFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland RaidersSep 1, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Tharold Simon (27) is called for pass interference on a play against Oakland Raiders wide receiver Johnny Holton (16) during the fourth quarter at Oakland Coliseum. The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Oakland Raiders 23-21. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Though I do need to get in football shape running up and down the sideline to chase the play and quarter changes!

NFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland RaidersNFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland RaidersSep 1, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back DeAndre Washington (33) is brought down against the Seattle Seahawks during the second quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Even if it's not the kind of shape that makes the referees get distracted from the game :P

NFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland RaidersNFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland RaidersSep 1, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders cheerleader performs during a timeout against the Seattle Seahawks during the second quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports With the 49ers playing and everyone on Kaepernick for bench watch which turned into kneel watch, I was eyeing for someone on Raiders bench to do the same, turns out, Jeremy Lane of the Seahawks sat. I missed it, but since I knew it would still be a story, I spent a good part of the 3rd quarter (when I was shooting on Seahawks side as Kyle and I split halves) looking for him which was tough since he was wearing the poncho, not as easy to spot him by his jersey number. NFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland RaidersNFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland RaidersSep 1, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane (20) on the sideline against the Oakland Raiders during the fourth quarter at Oakland Coliseum. The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Oakland Raiders 23-21. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports But hey, at least he was conveniently on the bench for some

NFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland RaidersNFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland RaidersSep 1, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane (20) on the bench during the third quarter at Oakland Coliseum. The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Oakland Raiders 23-21. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports My favorite moment of the game, hands down, was this fan with (I'm guessing/hoping daughter) so happy to have his photo take, cheering, after a loss, and holding his stack of plastic Raiders cups. I really identify with him ;)

NFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland RaidersNFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland RaidersSep 1, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders fans after the game against the Seattle Seahawks during the fourth quarter at Oakland Coliseum. The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Oakland Raiders 23-21. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports


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