First quarter: Chargers 7, Raiders 0


Notes and observations from the first quarter of the Raiders’ game against the Chargers in San Diego:

— Philip Rivers first pass interception in 144 attempts, to Chris Johnson, plus Chargers penalty sets up Raiders at the 27. Have to score here. Tough running by Fargas has Raiders at the 13 as quarter ends.

— Raiders won’t even risk a pass play on third-and-5 deep in their own territory. Short run, punt. What is this, high school?

— Raiders begin third possession at their own 11 after Chargers forced to punt. San Diego going hard at Johnson.

— What other team in the NFL actually blocks a punt (Sam Williams) and has the ball roll dead at the 11?

— Raiders second possession. Forced to call a time out, Khalif Barnes jumps offsides, 7-yard gain by Michael Bush, 4-yard reception to Brandon Myers, Russell misfires to Miller. Punt.

— LT scores touchdown from Wildcat. Dick Enberg calls it a shocking beginning, but is it really? Chargers hadn’t scored on opening drive since 2007 season finale in Oakland. LT scored that one,too. That’s not shocking, either.

— Rivers’ 53-yard pass to Malcom Floyd _ nice to have a receiver who goes up and makes the catch.

— JaMarcus Russell’s first pass intercepted by Antonio-Rodgers Cromartie _ so much for the great week of practice and arrivng at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • djohnnyg


  • jhill

    It was 3rd down Cable!

    Gawd Damn!

    You can send 4 verticles from our own endzone but won’t even go for the endzone on 3rd down with 15 seconds left?


  • djohnnyg

    By the way I am white so don’t call me racist…

  • Thec07

    DHB looks lost out there….

  • Thec07

    Fck fairyman b!TCH….

  • SnB offense defense specialteams


    Here’s my explanation for this raggedy defense:

    Week 1: Richard Seymour emotion..also, the Chargers probably expected to see John Marshall’s defense in week 1. Regardless, they made the necessary adjustments at halftime once they recognized that 70s defense.

    Philly gm: Marshall and Cable ignored Al Davis for one week

  • Mistabrown

    What happened to that FB we discovered a couple weeks ago?

    Nice bounce passes on that 2 min drill JaMeatball!

  • 504 Raider

    Thec07 Says:
    November 1st, 2009 at 3:35 pm
    DHB looks lost out thereā€¦.


    No he’s not. The camera clearly shows him right there on the sideline getting instructions from Sanjay Lal. Wait, who the fuhhgg is Sanjay Lal?

  • Thec07

    JRUSS has ZERO touch… F@K him too….

  • Thec07

    The SNAKE…… That was a QB…..

    I am going to starta little early and call it like i see it.

    JRUSS is the black ryan leaf…. Fu@K the fat b!tch, making all that money coming in fat, and cant get the play book. F@CK you JRUSS B!TCH…

  • Mistabrown

    LMAO @ OakGlen posting under BS Detector and inserting my name in his post!!!!! HAHAHA….Oak yo are one of a kind…and NOT a good one!

    # BS Detector Says:
    November 1st, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Mistabrown Says:
    June 8th, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Anyone with half a brain can see that Jamarcus Russell is a bonafide franchise Q.

  • jonathan

    Cable is a thug with the skill of opening light beer with his ears. He domonstrates no leadership skills…probably can’t spell leadership and has no sense of 21st century football. It’s a game for sophisticated minds that understand the art of psychology…not throwing tantrums in board rooms. Let’s rid of Cable and then hope for the passing of Al. Or, we could check them both into a dimensia center. We live in Silicon Valley, not Fargo!