By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, December 27th, 2009 at 11:40 am in Oakland Raiders.
Notes and observations from the second quarter of the Raiders-Browns game:
– Raiders get in position for 61-yard field goal attempt with one second left in the half. He nails it. Offense gets back three points in nice drive after defense embarrasses itself with a gift penalty-filled touchdown drive.
– Browns get first down as Michael Huff misses tackle on draw play. Now Browns can kill clock without fear of Raiders getting the ball back.
Flags flying as Raiders, Browns, mix it up. Both teams participating, but Richard Seymour gets an additional 15 yards and Browns could end up with a scoring chance.
Stanford Routt ejected for a head butt, and Derek Anderson finds Mohamed Massequoi for a 19-yard touchdown pass to culimnate the Raiders most shameful sequence of the season. They trail 17-6 with 18 seconds left in the half.
– Another costly offensive line penalty _ this one from Chris Morris for a takedown on Frye rollout. Sack follows immediately. Ruins Raiders drive which started at the 1 and had been approaching midfield.
Third-and-24 pass to Murphy well short of first down, forcing Shane Lechler punt. Cleveland hold pins Browns deep in own territory.
– Anderson converts third-and-8 with Greg Ellis covering Brian Robiskie. Thomas Howard holds up in coverage, breaks up sideline pass to Evan Moore. Anderson misfires on third-and-12 _ now Raiders will be in their own territory.
Hiram Eugene jumps offsides on Cleveland fake punt. Would have had ball at the 50 after incomplete pass. Browns down it at the 1
– Fair catch interference by Cleveland puts Raiders in great position for more points starting at the Browns’ 30. Rob Ryan dials up a blitz, Frye sacked on third-and-short inside the 10. Sebastian Janikowski coverts from 34 yards, making it 10-6.
– Browns start at own 9. Raidres need a stop here. Terrific defensive series highlighted by Warren’s 5-yard stuff of Harrison on second down. Three-and-out delivered.