Halftime: Saints 31, Raiders 0



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


— 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.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer


    jeff needs to start!

  • Raider kENN

    yes i agree, there fucking horrible !

    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


    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