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Third quarter: Bengals 17, Raiders 10

Scoring

Oak–Sebastian Janikowski 52-yard field goal, 9:59.

Cin–Shayne Graham 25-yard field goal, 3:29

Notes:

– Tyvon Branch, Chris Johnson back-to-back stuffs of Bernard Scott to bring up third-and-11. Carson Palmer hits Laveranues Coles to the 36-yard line _ a 40-yard gain _ to end the quarter. Johnson defending, Coles made nice leaping catch.

– Bruce Gradkowski’s third-and-3 pass batted down by Frostee Rucker at line of scrimmage, Raiders go three-and-out following Bengals field goal.

– Raiders open at 27 after holding Bengals with first and goal inside the 5. Raiders get 17 yards on Bengals pass interference, but Dhani Jones hits Michael Bush, forces fumble, Bengals Robert Geathers returns it to the 13-yard line.

Raiders defense holds again, forcing Graham field goal attempt from 25 yards. He makes it after earlier miss.

– Bernard Scott races 61 yards following Janikowski field goal, Bengals get to 6-yard line with third-and-goal and can’t convert. Tyvon Branch breaks up play on second down, Carson Palmer too high to Andre Caldwell. However, Stanford Routt called for roughing the passer _ helmet to helmet, yet.

Routt makes up for it on third and goal, sacking Palmer for 18-yard loss. Graham misses from 37 yards _ nice defensive stand.

– First drive of half, Raiders drove to the Cincinnati 34, Bush stopped for a yard on third-and-5 (conservative call). Janikowski converts field goal attempt from 52 yards.

A 38-yard drive in 10 plays. Some good downhill running, a 7-yard Gradkowski to Darrius Heyward-Bey pass for a first down. Deep left sideline strike to end zone incomplete to DHB, Leon Hall covering. DHB helps break it up.

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  • 4evaRaider

    Just a little thing as moving the chains openz everything

    we got horses

  • Thec07

    YESSS>>>>

  • Canadian Raider

    THE REAL MR GO PUMP YOUR MOMMY

  • SnakeStabler

    Remember the Bengals have never won in Oakland.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    HA. THE CBS FEED JUST CUT OUT, LIKE THE F’N HEIDI GAME!

  • Tonio

    LET’S GO DEFENSE

  • SnakeStabler

    No Pass Interference!!!!!

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    ROUND TABLE COMMERCIAL! THE ROUND TABLE GAME!

  • lefty12

    S&B-143-i have no idea;i agree.

  • Ghost2Post

    Where is chad OHNO?

  • DT42

    Impressive! Great job team. Wish we had a full week to enjoy it but bring on the ‘Boys!! I watched them today and they looked terrible!!!!

  • Tonio

    Dthe odd thing… and blitz

  • Terrapin

    WOW! Unbelievable …maybe the Raiders luck is changing …Cincy just gave the game away.

    On the Grads issue …dude is no better than Russell. The only reason, again the only reason the team looked better is because the RB weren’t dropping the dump offs – the easy stuff.

    They were dropping those same passes all damn season and you guys blame the QB for it. Those little passes matter a lot. Today they were making them.

  • Tonio

    INTERCEPTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SnakeStabler

    Who caught that

  • mikeyd1963

    YYYYYEEEEEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!

  • Tonio

    #21 YEAH baby… Just Win

  • raidermarty

    The Gradkowski era has begun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mikeyd1963

    namdi picked it off

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    blitzing and a fumble return. Gradkowski’s td pass was soft coverage. It’s not like he threaded a needle. We’re not going to blitz next week and you can’t count on fumbles to win games. Pure luck. Enjoy it, kool aid drinkers. Smart fans know this doesn’t mean jack. This was not a solid victory.

  • 4evaRaider

    yeah mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!

  • aig

    WE WON. YEEEEEEEEEEEEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

  • raidermarty

    YEAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    lefty12 Says:
    November 22nd, 2009 at 4:19 pm
    S&B-143-i have no idea;i agree.
    ======================================================
    I was a Russell guy until it was confirmed he wasn’t preparing and doing the basics.

    I am happy the Raiders got a win today against a good team.

    I am not happy that someone decided to waste the season on a guy that wasn’t even preparded

  • SnakeStabler

    At least it will be happy plane ride to dallas

  • lefty12

    Terrapin-ever heard the phrase ‘the QB throws a catchable ball’?i’m not saying its true,but that may be the reason.

  • Terrapin

    # raidermarty Says:
    November 22nd, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    The Gradkowski era has begun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    # raidermarty Says:
    November 22nd, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    The Gradkowski era has begun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ***************************

    Dude ..don’t make me cry in sorrow. This guy has been a failure everywhere he’s gone. Tampa, Browns and where ever else.

  • Coach_034

    Bring on Thanksgiving – YEAHHHHHH!!!

  • BDAtlanta

    Look at the penalty ratio.

    Raiders are working to get back where we belong.

    whooooahhhhhh

  • Canadian Raider

    Grads 2 td passes today, more mobile than JR more accurate knows playbook better, shows up early at practice.

    JR 2 TD passes last 9 games, slowest qb in the leauge, no accuracy, out of shape doesnt show up to meetings on time.

    With all this the idiot The Real MR thinks JR is better, raider fans today you have finally learned a lesson dont even respond to that idiots posts hes a punk and thats all I will continue bashing him for everyone

  • DT42

    Great job Grad!! I think the bigger issue is the message the was delivered to the team. If you are holding us back then you sit until you get your mind right. If JRuss doesn’t get it now then don’t let the door hit your a$$ on the way out. If he does and attaches himself to Grad and Fry’s hip this short week then the franchise and his career gets better.

    We have a chance to go two in the row. The ‘Boys were a joke today.

  • islandraider

    Grad may not be better than jr (to some, not to others), but the team sure played up a level.

  • JT

    Hey SnB offense defense specialteams:

    I guess you are now a Gradkowski fan now right

  • BDAtlanta

    Terrapin,

    Other QB’s who’ve been considered failures who became Raiders:

    Jim Plunkett
    Rich Gannon

  • JT

    Id di not have TV feed to what game, but I now what Gradkowski can do… and I told some of you about him when the QB change was made…

    That is, instill hope on a defense and everybody plays better when a guy like Gradkowski plays like he is having fun… pumping his fist, moving around…

    Rusell always a stiffo.

  • islandraider

    Grad wanted the ball today.

  • http://Raiders.com RaiderTW

    So where is MR now?