103

Halftime: Chiefs 10, Raiders 3

Scoring

KC–Maurice Leggett 66-yard fumble return (Connor Barth kicks PAT), 11:57

Notes:

– Darren McFadden grabbed his own fumble at the 14-yard-line to avert a pre-halftime disaster with 18 seconds remaning.

Oakland’s last possession of the half was doomed from the start when Kwame Harris was called for holding on the first snap, forcing the Raiders back to the 10.

– The Chiefs were forced to punt the ball back to the Raiders with 1:17 left in the half when an officials review negated a 1-yard first-down run by Tyler Thigpen, bringing up fourth-and-1 from their own 38. Dustin Coluqitt punted the ball into the end zone, with the Raiders getting the ball their own 20 with 49 seconds left in the half.

– Following a Chiefs drive in which they got one first down on a Tyler Thigpen 11-yard pass to Tony Gonzalez (against tight coverage by Nnamdi Asomugha), the Raiders obliged with a three-and-out and a Shane Lechler punt which had the Chiefs at their own 28.

Kansas City was offsides, with the Raiders accepting the penalty and punting from the 38 to try and pin the Chiefs a little deeper in their own territory. Lechler responded with one of his weaker punts, a 33-yarder that enabled Kanssa City to open a yard farther out at the 29.

– Russell overthrew a diving Ronald Curry in the end zone on fourth-and-2 from the 21-yard line as the Raiders came up empty with 5:05 left in the half.

It was the 68th first-half possession this season, during which time the Raiders have one touchdown in Week 4 against San Diego. They’ve now blown six potential points on field goals on the fake earlier in the quarter plus the fourth-down gamble.

Included in Oakland’s drive was a 20-yard Russell to McFadden slant pass and a 16-yard bootleg by Russell in which he lowered his shoulder and dropped Bernard Pollard.

– Having dazzled with a hook-and-lateral play on their first possession, the Raiders fizzled with an ill-advised fake field goal attempt that ended up a 67-yard touchdown return by Leggett.

Lining up for a 43-yard field goal attempt, it appeared holder Shane Lechler was supposed to pitch to a lumbering Sebastian Janikowski, running to his left, on fourth-and-10. Not only would Janikowski have been stuffed, but Lechler missed the pitch, with Leggett coming in to scoop up the gift and run for the touchdown.

To repeat _ fourth-and-10. Janikowski. Running the ball.

Really.

No shot from the owner’s box, but rest assured there was smoke coming form the ears of Al Davis.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • http://cctimes ggnringo

    THoward!!….

  • PaleRaider

    Stop em here, dammit!

  • http://cctimes ggnringo

    3-n-OUT DEfense!!

  • PaleRaider

    THoward is an animal!

  • Cole Ford

    T Howard 3 stops in a row

  • Cole Ford

    Were going to the Super Bowl!!!!!!!

    …just kidding

  • GatorRaider

    Here we go… The O has some confidence now!!

  • GatorRaider

    Cole, what? We can’t get excited about glimpses of the future?

  • http://cctimes ggnringo

    Nice Play on both sides of the ball there…Zach–ouch

  • Charged Up!

    Damn the Falcons are good. I wouldn’t be surprised if they give the Giants a run in the playoffs. Come on boys, we can still win this one!!

  • GatorRaider

    You gotta catch that!

  • Unknown

    That wouldve been a fumble if the chiefs recoveed

  • http://cctimes ggnringo

    your Bolts are in trouble

  • K-Rock

    Do the Raiders have a screen pass in their playbook?

  • GatorRaider

    C’mon d.

  • Cole Ford

    INT

  • K-Rock

    TG is abusing the Raiders.

    Sad.

  • Maryland Raiderfan

    why is no one going for the ball when gonzalez catches the ball?? A helmet to the ball like the one on miller

  • PaleRaider

    How did that lame asss duck not get INT’d?

  • tonio

    any sacks yet?

  • GatorRaider

    Alston!

  • http://cctimes ggnringo

    freakin FB got away with a hold..

  • PaleRaider

    Gibril!!!

  • GatorRaider

    fuk

  • K-Rock

    More missed chances.

  • PaleRaider

    How do you drop that?????

  • GatorRaider

    AW MAN!!

  • tonio

    Presssssssssure

  • PaleRaider

    A Burgess sighting, how nice.

  • PaleRaider

    WTF? Double Gonzo

  • GatorRaider

    GODDAMN SON OF A B#TCH!!

  • K-Rock

    Ugly display of defense from the Raiders.

    Pressure getting to Rob Ryan again.

  • Maryland Raiderfan

    I guess we have no one to cover gonzalez, who does not call a blitz on 3rd and long with a rookie QB?

  • GatorRaider

    What is this crap?

  • tonio

    4th quarter … hold’em to a field goal or getta turn over… then run run run pass to score….

  • http://cctimes ggnringo

    Mike Huff actually plays Gonzalez tuff…thought Nnmadi might bebale too, but TG has beaten everyone today…

  • PaleRaider

    Now, blitz the goddam sonnavabitch

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Are we going to win?

  • Maryland Raiderfan

    this is going to be a painful nail bitter! we’re tied and its offically the 4th Q

  • tonio

    yes.

  • http://none MR

    KK

    The 9ers already won.

  • http://cctimes ggnringo

    4 quarters…gotta play ‘em all….come on Boys…get a W…

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    Aiight.

  • tonio

    2nd n long… pressure

  • Maryland Raiderfan

    anyone see that obvious hold by 81 of the kc on that thigpen run

  • Game Over

    The team still sucks

  • PaleRaider

    Oh boy, oh boy, does that stupid ff call loom large. Thanks fat boy!

  • Maryland Raiderfan

    Did we lose our offensive sync in denver. KC appears to want it more than we do–try to strip the ball, tackles with trying to get the ball lose etc.

  • Maryland Raiderfan

    Kwame harris with his 2nd of two false start penalties!!! back to the o line inconsistencies like most of the season, hence the result of the game!!

  • Love hate

    Kwame Harris – How many chances does this guy get?

    JRuss & the Hurry up offense – About as fast as Jamarcus talks.