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Halftime: Saints 31, Raiders 0

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Saturday, August 29th, 2009 at 2:51 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Scoring

NO_Lance Moore 5-yard pass from Drew Brees (John Carney kicks PAT), 13:53

NO_FG Carney 35, 5:09

NO_P.J. Hill 1-yard run (Carney kicks PAT), 1:21

Notes:

– Raiders are booed off the field after Chris Johnson intercepted a Mark Brunell Hail Mary pass to end the half.

– JaMarcus Russell, Raiders take over at 29 with 1:15 left _ and Robert Gallery is called for holding.

After a couple of short completions, Russell sacked by Bobby McCray.

– Routine short pass from Mark Brunell to Robert Meachem goes for 71 yards to the 1-yard line at the 2-minute warning. Stanford Routt had coverage, Hiram Eugene missed a tackle somewhere near midfield.

Hill needs two carries from the 1 to score.

– Penalties and poor plays abound on both sides as half enters the last three minutes. Have no idea why fans are sticking around for this.

– The Saints recovered a Darren McFadden fumble, Paul Spicer returned it to the 6, only to have Mark Brunell throw an interception to Eugene in the end zone.

– The Saints backed their way out of another touchdown with a holding penalty and a pair of illegal formations, settling for Carney’s 35-yard field goal with 5:09 left.

The Saints twice had touchdowns negated by penalty.

The biggest play in a 57-yard drive was a 31-yard richly deserved pass interference penalty on Routt, who never turned around as Lance Moore broke open.

– Rough day for Louis Murphy, can’t hold a pair of third down passes from Russell, one in which Russell broke free and found him for a potential first down. The drop forced a punt.

– Brunell replaces Brees and the result? Three-and-out for New Orleans.

– New Orleans opened the quarter just as it ended it, driving through the Raiders defense to finish a 78-yard, 11-play drive.

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  • THREE RING CIRCUS

    jeff needs to start!

  • Raider kENN

    yes i agree, there fucking horrible !

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw Raider75

    # THREE RING CIRCUS Says:
    August 29th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    jeff needs to start!
    ………..

    It won’t matter if the defense plays like they did today.

  • Raider kENN

    jeff is playing against saints backups. we just have no offensive weapons, except mcfadden

  • THREE RING CIRCUS

    when they blitz like that why is there no one open seriously.

    i think JR lacks field awareness!!!

  • RKraider

    no punting, they need to go for it on 4th down everytime…anything to keep tis horrible defense off the field

  • IndianaRaider

    Murphy and Watkins in at WR with Rankin at RB. I guess Bush is in the doghouse or something and DHB don’t need the time on the field. Good to see Walker make one single play today. Such a waste of money.

  • 16yearsold16yearfan

    Now he can hold on to the ball maybe jruss throws too hard this is sad

  • 16yearsold16yearfan

    Y would they barely use jlh and only use javon 1 play