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Halftime: Broncos 13, Raiders 3

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, September 27th, 2009 at 2:39 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Scoring

Oak_Sebastian Janikowski 48-yard field goal, 6:37

Den_Matt Prater 21-yard field goal, 1:09

Notes:

– The Raiders lost a shot at a 61-yard field goal attempt at the end of the half when replay officials ruled (correctly, it appears) that Zach Miller had one foot on the sideline when he caught a 28-yard pass from JaMarcus Russell.

– Denver drove 76 yards but had to settle for Prater’s 21-yard field goal when Michael Huff broke up a thrid-and-goal pass to Eddie Royal at the goal line.

The Broncos had a first down at the 3, but Richard Seymour stuffed Knowshon Moreno for no gain on first down, with Kyle Orton throwing incomplete to Peyton Hills with Tyron Branch in coverage on second down.

Leading up to the stand, the Raiders were far too forgiving in the middle, with Jabar Gaffney catching 15- and 14-yard passes from Orton.

– Russell had completions of 18 yards to Louis Murphy for a first down and a 12-yard pass to Zach Miller on third-and-16 which was enough to set up Janikowski for a 48-yard field goal.

Raiders did some good things with the run, but lost momentum when a McFadden fumble resulted in a six-yard loss, with Miller recovering.

– Jonathan Holland stuffed at his own 14-yard line. Offensive booed as it takes the field.

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  • BDAtlanta

    Now we cannot stop the run

    And Denver has given up zone blocking for power blocking.

    You would think Cable would know how to stop that.

  • Shawnraiders81

    There is one person to blame for the young players issues.

    Al Davis, you can’t change coaching staff’s every year.

    You need a GM.

    You need an offensive Coordinator, not a “passing game” coordinator.

    What a joke

  • Thec07

    gannon is not a raider hater. the truth is the truth….

  • tazZraider

    anybody see dumervil absolutely overpower cornell? cornell really sucks

  • BDAtlanta

    Gannon is being critical because he WANTS to see Oakland do better. There is no doubt. He’s not taking low shots at us!

  • lefty12

    Jhill,it was a serious question since you didn’t seem to see DHB trip and get hooked on the 2 ints.turn over!!!!!!

  • raiderindavalley

    mcfumble sucks

  • Raider Fan in NYC

    you can hear in his voice that gannon wants the raiders to be better. Anything he is or has said that is negative is completely accurate anyway.

  • Terrapin

    This game is just getting disgusting to watch. ZM held – no call.

    Its hard to compete when 1 team is allowed to get away with so much.

    These are big missed calls.

  • UP LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER

    the refs are going to job us

    he cant recover that fumble

  • Florida Pete

    i think we get the ball back…

  • jhill

    Guys …

    It’s not that hard!

    McDaniels and Nolan have their team better prepared than Cable and Marshall.

    Denver’s plan is to double Miller and make the WRs beat them. On offense, attack the LBs.

    Can’t really tell you what the hell Cable and Marhsall are doing.

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

    bout time!!!

  • lefty12

    PHuck McFadden.he sucks worse than JR.

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

    fuc

  • jhill

    Terrapin,

    You’ve got to be kidding me with this ref business. I don’t think the refs have anything to do with the LBs getting toasted all day.

  • The Judge

    SON OF A GUN!!!!

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

    mcfumble strikes again…

    *sigh

  • Raider Fan in NYC

    i dont know i have been watching football my whole life and i feel like i learn of new rules that i never knew existed when i watch raiders games.

  • IndianaRaider

    Nice play by Mitchell erased by McFumble, typical.

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

    why dont we use bush more???

  • Timmah

    Wait, how/why was that fumble not overturned?

  • IndianaRaider

    173 yrds rushing so far for Denver, way to address stopping the run. Maybe we can add another WR/TE/RB in the next draft to help.

  • Florida Pete

    Florida Pete Says:
    September 27th, 2009 at 3:11 pm
    i think we get the ball back…

  • Terrapin

    Jhill – I questioned the LBs above too ….said “LBs…where are they”

    BTW refs were just about to give the ball to the Donkeys again on the fumble when the player was clearly out of bounds.

  • Richochet

    MC FUMMMMMMMMMMMBLE….right on cue :)

  • lefty12

    Denver isn’t saddled with chumps like Russell and McFadden.

  • Terrapin

    sht…they actually got that call right

  • Florida Pete

    mcdaddy needs to take the rest of today off…

    run with bush the rest of the way…

  • BDAtlanta

    Moreno looks like what we were expecting from McFumbles, without the quickness.

  • Terrapin

    LBS ARE NO WHERE IN THIS GAME!!!

  • jhill

    Cmon Lefty …

    In one breath you’re saying that DHB got tripped on one INT and hooked on the other, and you still are bashing JRuss?

    Makes no sense!

    If you question those two plays, he should have been 13/13 in the first half.

  • raidergo

    whatever happened to the rule that if a player was out of bounds he couldnt be the 1st to touch the football?

  • http://blstb.msn.com/i/55/90A2853B6CFBCC2AFC987BB18B832.jpg vegas raider

    Mike Mitchell will have a better career than D-Mac and Russell.

    D-Mac sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Has he ever broke more than one tackle on a run? And he is now averaging more than 1 fumble per game.

    I’d rather have Fargas.

  • lefty12

    let’s cut Fargas so McFadden can carry the team.isn’t that what all the experts on here kept saying.stick to whatever jobs you have!!!!!!

  • El Tato

    McFumble sucks

    Give Mike Bush the ball, he is the better runner

  • The Judge

    Ok, how about we offer 6 million a year for Cowher to unretire. We HAVE to bring in an experienced and successful coach. No more young guys, no more unproven guys

  • The Judge

    Raider Fan In NYC

    Yes, you are right, what was I thinking? We are doomed

  • BDAtlanta

    Can’t everyone be a CONTROL PASSER like you, mr Gannon.

    Jeez

  • Timmah

    How the heck is that pass interference not called?

  • Terrapin

    All kidding aside. These LBs are ghost. You wouldn’t even know they are on the damn field. They are doing sht

  • Raider Fan in NYC

    Judge, bc no intelligent experienced successful coach would come here and be undermined by Al Davis.

  • Raider Fan in NYC

    This team is awful. We looked so good in week 1 and we lost and the air just came out of the balloon. The coaches are awful, the play calling is a joke its SO predictable there are no change of direction plays, our defense has been non-existent since the 3rd quarter of week 1 showing the same bad vanilla defense as last year. We had a chance to play a rival that isn’t that good in our building with the division lead up for grabs and this is what we get.

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

    suck 1 troll

  • lefty12

    yes i am bashing him-he sucks.i’m getting sick of this crap that he has showed he can do it.start doing it you fat ass.quit throwing into double coverage.quit staring down your WRs.start looking like a professional QB like all the other young QBs who have come into the league the last couple of years.

  • The Judge

    Ok, I can’t watch anymore. Should be a long season

  • Raider Fan in NYC

    If I were a Jr. top prospect in college Id stay the extra year knowing the Raiders don’t have a 1st round pick in 2011.

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

    Seymour loses his cool and gets the Personal Foul

  • Plunketthead

    I am glad I went fishing and missed that debacle.
    We cant run the ball
    We cant stop the run
    We cant pass the ball
    We cant stop the pass.

    Pretty simple stuff to me.
    The players suck

  • Plunketthead

    Dam Faith Hill is sexy
    Maybe she could play linebacker or QB for the Raiders.