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Saints 45, Raiders 7

Scoring

NO_Skyler Green 10-yard touchdown pass from Joey Harrington (Garrett Hartley kicks PAT), 8:25

Oak_Jonathan Holland 43-yard pass from Jeff Garcia (Sebastian Janikowski kicks PAT), 6:06

Notes:

– Saints take over at 45 on downs with 2:41 to play. Going to head downstairs, wrap it up for now.

– The Raiders broke through when Holland scored from 43 yards away with the help of a couple of missed Saints tackles, as Garcia directed a four-play, 60-yard drive as the game descended into garbage time.

– Joey Harrington finished a 76yard drive in 13 plays with a 10-yard scoring pass to Skyler Green against Jerome Boyd.

New Orleans has 487 yards of total offense and a 45-0 lead.

– The Raiders possession ends on fourth-and-12 when Garcia throws incomplete to Murphy in theend zone.

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  • Terrapin

    That defense killed everybody – offense, fans, commentators and themselves. They’re just suicide bombers.

  • No More Infield or Trolls

    Why do the choose to wear black when it’s 98 degrees?

  • Raider E

    These guys gave up, it was sad to see.

  • Raider E

    so much for redemption

  • armond

    if you want attitude on d next year then brandon spikes is our man. im convinced that alot of these guys dont have that it factor.weve been bad for so long that u dont see how bad u really are. no need to change what they are but where they are. get emm outta here.

  • No More Infield or Trolls

    Did I mention that I hate the infield?

  • armond

    coaches are 2 busy talking up shemes and technique like these guys dont know how to play but they do they just cant or wont do it. they lack spirit and overall talent as a unit. new dc and guys are still lining up wrong and pointing right before the snap. we cleaned house mostly on offense now its time ti do it on defense.

  • Nordic Raider

    Raiders fans should take a deep breath and calm down. It was only a preseason game. You always learn from your mistakes. The Raiders are gonna watch the game film and make some adjustments. I can’t believe there are people on this blog who think that a preseason game proves anything.

  • Roch R

    No question it was ugly, but it is only the pre season. But the D needs to take a hard look in the Mirror.

  • mantus

    I’m getting sick of paying nearly 600$ a weekend to take my family to games, just to be humiliated………..everything looks like it’s getting better on paper______but this is the same eff’ing Raiders!! Where’s the intensity?!??

    And f** k ur server……..of course I’m posting too fast—–I’m angry!!!!!

  • omniscience

    It is preseason but it did look pretty bad I think Eugene has to go. S williams, T Sands I hope. Nixon Bryant and Joseph Looked like they were playing pretty well last 2 games need to keep them around need some new faces What Happened with Henderson looked like alot of preasure on JRuss

  • armond

    it is only a preseason game but if coach cable says he is dissapointed then it is more than that.there is no way the d should get any confidence from the fans with that display. no bush no thomas and u still get gashed up on the ground with your 1rst team. 2nd string qbs gash us up. no excuses at all for them.

  • armond

    thats cuz henderson decided to eat all that damn fast food yesterday.

  • steveandblack

    we will get blown out by SD because we cannot stop the run… LT and Sproles will have a field day

    look what Coffee and company did to us

  • mantus

    I apologize ya’ll….. But driving home for three hours after that mess…….is annoying, to say the least______

  • mantus

    I’ll watch the game tonight, after a 12 of pale and a few other mind numbing enhancers and see if I can find something positive…….but I’m not holding my breath__lol

  • Terrapin

    The only silver lining you can get from today is JRussell is actually getting better and better – noticeably better! He actually looked good.

  • Nordic Raider

    We won’t get blown out by SD. I am still confident we are going to beat SD in week 1. One of the strengths of this Raiders team is the run game, yet RBs only had 8 carries the entire game. Obviously the Raiders weren’t playing this game to win. This game was about getting a look at some players and trying new things, which is what preseason games are for.

  • omniscience

    Cut Everybody on D LOL. Hopefully Cable will get the best Football players and cut the Fat Our Secendary was suppose to be our strong point they been getting picked apart also after Namni & Johnson who do we have Routt then who?Safties just as Bad This team has little depth I say Keep Baker,Huff,Branch & Mitchell Boyd can go practice Squad Eugene Out, always in wrong place Even the new guy from Arena Leauge looked like he wanted to play we need Football Players. Everytime I see Breese Why Did WE take Gibson right before..

  • omniscience

    I agree with Nordic thats what I was looking at I think Holland may take Miller will see Miller I think wiil clear and make Practice squad Joseph,Bryant,Nixon look like can make it.

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

    Atlanta is throwing the ball on San Diego. Ryan is getting good protection.

  • Terrapin

    The Millers suck on Kick Off returns! Put Branch back there.

    I’m more worried about Sprioles than LT. I’m not so confident this defense can do it. The way that play the game could be out of reach in 5mins.

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

    Anyone getting any post-game stuff on radio or tv?

  • Thec07

    Norv using sproles on a lot of screens….

  • mash1000

    Fumbles,penalties dropped passes and bonehead plays. This team is the biggest joke in the entire NFL.How do you play like this in the most important game in the preseason? Al you’re a stubborn moron and you deserve what your going to get another 4-12 season!!!!!!!! By the way JR is not a franchise QB!!!!!!

  • mash1000

    This one of the worst defenses I have ever seen in the NFL.They can’t stop the run and have a pathetic small line. The seconadry misses assignments and recievers are open all over the field. They have no pass rush and they have no discipline on Defense. Al Davis should be ashamed of himself for putting this putrid shit product on the field year after year. I hope the Saints win 41-0 maybe Al will get some help on D.This is an embarassment!!!!!!!

  • Raiders4eve

    Get any DT from the eagles and giants FA cuts, any FA cuts LB from Ravens, any OL cuts from NE, any CB cuts from panthers and any WRS cuts from Saints. Seriously, the guys in this team shouldn’t be starters and some shouldn’t be in the NFL. Start scouting players who r going to be cut next week. I would rather have dez Bryant n nick miller instead of
    Kelly n walker.

  • lefty12

    75-Google ksfo.you’ll hear the radio post game.

  • Terrapin

    Lack of pressure on the QBs – thats what it came down to on defense.

    Don’t blame the DBs just yet. I can look like an All-Pro given that much time to throw.

    Its pressure – no pressure – no way you win on defense

  • steveandblack

    @Mash1000

    see the title of this page

  • Raiders4eve

    These players are playing without any fear of getting cut, where is the ACCOUNTABILTY?

  • mash1000

    Stevie go soak your head .I forgot more about this franchise than you ever knew!!!

  • steveandblack

    Mash, your troll is weak son

  • http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 408RAIDER

    are you ufckin kidding me????!!!! no reason we should give up 45 points ever!!!! I dont care if its preseason… The D is garbage… I gotta go break something!!!

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    great and I get the wordpress BS on top of it!!!!
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    3rd try

    You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down.

    make it 4th

    5th?

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    6th try!!!!

  • No More Infield or Trolls

    OK glass half full time… Russ looked good. DHB and Murphy were open alot but Russ didn’t have the time to get it to them. Saints had the best offence in in the NFL last season and Brees is very very good. We still played pretty vanilla. Don’t think I saw more than two blitzes all game.

  • GalacticGus

    the raiders have a good enough offense to win a lot of games if they have a better and stingier defense to keep opponents scoring more than them.
    If the offense can be on the field more, they can be very explosive. this is a momentum game.. and I hope our D line can be addressed because it is definitely the weakest link of the team. Howard in the middle might actually be the better based on last year the D was not too bad in many games… just couldn’t close the deal.
    perhaps we are not playing hard enough to make sure we get to the opener without injuries… and bust a surprise attack on the chargers who will undermine because of the preseason results and media heads talking smack.

  • VA Raider

    Here’s my take of the game. Sorry for the lengthy post but I NEED to let it out to someone outside the house.

    1. first and foremost, the defense was absolutely horrible. I wish I was there so I could boo them in person. My family didn’t like me this afternoon. I was just so dam angry! I mean I understand that our run defense suks a big one… that didn’t surprise me. Its upsetting as crap but it didn’t surprise me. I’ve been in favor of drafting top tier D-linemen the last few years instead of flashy offensive players. But whatever, it is what it is. The thing that really pissed me off was how bad we were at pass defence. We have two of the best corners in the game and we STILL got torn to ribbons. I understand the safties were a big part of that but that still pisses me off(I like tyvon branch, and mitchel for that matter, a lot but waiting for him to get his reps and experiance is aggravating). All of this we need to tighten up on technique and scheme is a load of Bull Sh**! We don’t have talent and we dont have attitude. Next year we need to spend our first 3 picks on a massive DT who clogs the middle(unlike kelly and warren), a LB who trully thrives off of thumping the hell out of people(as jerry has continually suggested), and a DE who can hold the edge(I like Trevor Scott but they need to learn that they can only use him on passing downs. He’s simply too small for the run and gets pushed around.)

    2. Jamarcus actually looked really sharp. Everyone has been giving him a hard time but I think he is coming along. The problem with today was the recievers. They dropped SO many passes. If they had actually held onto their passes then Jamarcus would have looked stellar. Plus he was under a lot of pressure. It looked IMO that the O-line didn’t hold their end of the bargain very well either. Don’t bash him for something that isn’t his fault.

    3. Our rushing game IS in fact stellar. Problem is that we got so freakin far behind that we couldn’t run the ball. We needed to pass to cath up. Plus, in case anyone has noticed, our running game is most effective when we run the ball ALL game long. Its the fourth quarter where our running game really takes off. Look at games from last year. So judging the run from this game is stupid… u cant legitamitely(sp?) criticize the run.

    All in all. Jamarcus and the running game ARE fine. Recievers and defense on the other hand are the worst you can get. They need some serious work. Recievers need reps/experiance and the defense needs to be completely overhauled with the exceptions of Asomugha, Johnson, Branch, Mitchell, and Howard.

  • VA Raider

    as someone else has stated:
    Brees has torn us a new ass hole

  • No More Infield or Trolls

    Niners are getting beat down in Dallas… Look really bad.

  • lefty12

    does everyone still believe we need to get rid of Kirk in the middle?people are complaining about the line-what about our LBs?none of them-including Howard looked worth a damn.

  • Thec07

    we dont even look like a football team…..
    USC could beat us right now……

  • Kirk

    Today we saw what happens when one team blitzes and the other team doesn’t. We also saw what happens when you don’t draft linemen in the first round of the NFL draft. Until Al Davis realizes that the game is won in the trenches, we will continue to suck.

  • mantus

    Why is it, the pats can make a Tom Collins out of a grape and soda water, but the Raiders can’t make a magarita out of Patron and Triple Sec?

  • Thec07

    F@ckin bunch of exspensive quitters…….
    The whole team including the announcers…..
    this is allmost as bad as a real F@CKin game
    I am going to refrain from breaking something else TV is allready over the balcony….

  • Terrapin

    Lefy12 – I’ve never bashed Kirk here. I’ve stayed away from it mostly. But there are things I’ve noticed about Kirk that I don’t like – 1. he can’t blitz well/shed blocks 2. i question his level of intensity and how that rubs off of the defense. If you can get someone that doesn’t make me question the above I’m all for (or if Kirk proves me wrong). Otherwise, just keep him there and keep searching for upgrades all over.

  • priesttj

    I didn’t see the game yet but it seems the young WR’s stuggled. How did DMC look and Bush?

  • http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 408RAIDER

    I broke something and I feel a lil better… God help me its gonna be a long season.. Best I can hope 4 is to see our young Offense gell and become a force in the nfl cuz our D is the same ol isht!!!!

    Go RAIDERS!!! 4 life… *sigh

  • armond

    murphy had a rookie game cuz hes a rookie. made some nice plays missed some easy ones. jlh needs to get his act together. hes dropped to manu catchable balls all preseason. our kick return unit has been average at best. the d is incredibly soft physically and mentally. we dont have a bunch of crazed dogs like the REAL LT would say. weve got a bunch of vickalized poodles. im not sure they recovered all the dogs mike vick tortured.

  • Thec07

    dalla$$ putting it down against frisco,coffe and gore 7 carries 25 yrds

  • lefty12

    Terrapin-don,t get me wrong.i want a better,big smart,run stuffing MLB.but Kirk is the best we have right now.everyone is complaining about the Dline.imo,our biggest weakness is our LBs.its pretty bad when the best looking
    lb in the game for us was an UDFA-Nixon.