By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, September 27th, 2009 at 3:29 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Den_Knowshon Moreno 7-yard run (Matt Prater kicks PAT), 10:57
– Denver was at the Oakland 27 following a 23-yard third down pass from Kyle Orton to Brandon Marshall and a 5-yard run by Knowshon Moreno, threatening to put the game out of reach.
The Raiders gave up a first down on a pass interference penalty on Chris Johnson _ with Jabar Gaffney asking for and receiving a late flag.
Denver has rushed for 189 yards in three quarters and and could put both Correll Buckhalter (91 yards) and Knowshon Moreno (89) over 100.
– Gerard Warren stripped Buckhalter with Mike Mitchell recovering to give the Raiders a first-and-goal at the 16 and get off the deck.
McFadden squandered the gift with his third fumble, this one recovered by Brian Dawkins at the 6-yard line.
– The Raiders got as far as the Denver 45 with the help of a fourth-down offsides penalty on the Broncos, but their passing game failed them again.
Russell misfired toward Zach Miller on first down, McFadden was stacked up for no gain on a toss sweep to the right on second down, and Russell as sacked on third-and-10 despite having ample time to throw.
– Moreno capped an 80-yard, eight-play drive with his TD run, a drive in which the Raiders needed to set the tone and instead got pushed around.
Buckhalter had a 23-yard run and the Raiders contributed to their own demise when Richard Seymour drew a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty, pushing Ryan Clady back and then continuing to mix it up well after the whistle.