Josh McDaniels explains how Raiders are preparing to play in Seattle

Nov 24, 2022, 9:00 AM
The Seattle Seahawks celebrate against the New York Giants during the first half at Lumen Field on ...
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 30: The Seattle Seahawks celebrate against the New York Giants during the first half at Lumen Field on October 30, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)

It’s well-known in football that the crowd and atmosphere in Seattle are second to none.

The stadium has gotten so loud that in 2013, the fans reached 136.6 decibels, setting the then-Guinness World Record for the loudest stadium.  That record has since been broken by the Raiders’ division rivals, the Kansas City Chiefs.

As the 3-7 Las Vegas Raiders prepare to take on the 6-4 Seahawks, coach Josh McDaniels knows he has to work the elements into his game plan.

“Yeah, the noise will be the same as we’ve done, I’d say, with Kansas City and a handful of other places, Denver, where we’ve had certainly loud music or the airplane runway, where you can’t hear anything out there when we’re on offense or in the kicking units,” McDaniels said. “So, we’ll simulate that same thing.”

Another element he will have to plan for is, well, the elements. Forecasts on Wednesday call for clouds and a 70% chance of rain on Sunday. McDaniels said practice this week will include whether ball handling, quarterback-center exchanges, snapping to the specialists, and throwing and catching a ball with a little moisture on it.

“I mean, we’re not going to have the sprinkler system on when we’re practicing, but we’ll do as much as we can to try to simulate some of the things that I think our guys don’t have as much repetition at the best we can do right now,” McDaniels said.



Nick Bosa #97 of the San Francisco 49ers on the field after a win over the New Orleans Saints at Le...
Amiliano Fragoso

How to watch 49ers v. Dolphins Week 13: TV channel, start time

The San Francisco 49ers play host to former offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel and the Miami Dolphins this weekend in a matchup of offensive firepower.
1 day ago
Head coach Mike McDaniel of the Miami Dolphins walks off field after a win over the Houston Texans ...
Amiliano Fragoso

Greg Papa on Mike McDaniel’s Return to San Francisco

49ers radio voice, Greg Papa, joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross Friday to talk about the team's matchup with the Miami Dolphins.
2 days ago
Derek Carr #4 of the Las Vegas Raiders hands off to Josh Jacobs #28 during a 24-19 Los Angeles Char...
Joseph Jarosz

Josh Jacobs listed as questionable for Raiders’ matchup with Chargers

Before last Sunday’s 303-yard explosion, there were questions Josh Jacobs would even play against the Seahawks. Jacobs was dealing with a calf injury leading into Sunday’s win over Seattle. However, that didn’t appear to stop him from setting records. However, he did aggravate it. The Raiders running back was back on the injury report this […]
2 days ago
Return of the Empire. Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints is tackled by Samson Ebukam #56, Kev...
Amiliano Fragoso

Return of the Empire Episode 10: Familiar faces come to town

The guys are back for another edition of the Return of the Empire podcast. This is a big one with Mike McDaniel and the Miami Dolphins coming to SF.
2 days ago
Defensive end Arik Armstead #91 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts after making a stop during the fi...
Amiliano Fragoso

Kyle Shanahan confirms DT Arik Armstead is good to go for Week 13

DT Arik Armstead is back for the San Francisco 49ers, officially off the injury report after missing the last two months with foot and ankle injuries.
2 days ago
Deebo Samuel #19 of the San Francisco 49ers smiles after the game against the Philadelphia Eagles a...
Amiliano Fragoso

WR Deebo Samuel re-joins 49ers practice late Friday

A step in the right direction for the San Francisco 49ers as WR Deebo Samuel re-joined the practice field Friday in limited fashion.
2 days ago
Josh McDaniels explains how Raiders are preparing to play in Seattle