Third quarter: Browns 20, Raiders 9


Notes and observations from the third quarter of the Raiders-Browns game”

— Cleveland content to feed James Harrison (29 carries, 122 yards) and work the clock as quarter expires.

— Raiders get out of shadow of own end zone following fumble recovery but end up punting from inside own 35.

— Anderson carves up Raiders for 28- and 24-yard receptions to Mohamed Massaquoi and Michael Gaines. Touchdown by Harrison nullified by illegal block in back.

Greg Ellis fumble recovery, forced by Thomas Howard on Harrison, prevents Browns from going up 27-9.

— First possession derailed in part by Higgins drop. Frye’s 23-yard dumpoff to McFadden, beating a blitz, is wasted as Raiders punt.

— Raiders immediately give back Janikowski’s team-record 61-yard field goal on first possession. Browns drive for Dawson’s 33-yard kick.

Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha missed final series of half but was back on the field to start second half. If he can’t finish, they’re ultra-thin at corner with ejection of Stanford Routt.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • When are we going to get Russell out of there? Frye would have never thrown such a dumb pass. We need Frye in there!

  • 24

    Frye sure showed Mike Holmgren everything he learned from him. He’ll sign you up with a quickness.

  • 504 Raider

    This will be Frye’s 3rd win against the Raiders.

  • raider91

    JP Losman needs to gear up 4 next week.

  • Florida Pete

    aw schit…

    talk to you guys later…

  • AddaToon

    This game was winnable.
    Grad’s red zone presence could have gotten the Raiders a W

  • raidermarty


  • djohnnyg

    Frye is worse than JaBustus.

  • Here’s the thing: Cleveland did not play well today. They’re not good. Their play calling is almost as much of a joke as ours. They made mistakes all day long. Yet, they’re winning 23-9. Does this not tell you how bad the Raiders are?

  • JB

    What makes it worse is that it is a Rob Ryan defense that beats us. It doesn’t get much worse than that.

  • gogo0


    why do you keep repeating your crap? jruss is no better, and if you look at the entire season its evident that jruss is WORSE. putting jruss in isnt going to help at this point.

  • Hells Bells.

    Should have put Gradkowski out there in a wheelchair.

    I bet he could have thrown at least 1 TD.

  • raider91

    MR, Russel wold’ve been worse, JP 4 next week.

  • And Russell never took the field today. 9-23, to a sloppy Cleveland team. No Russell. Can’t blame him. Where’s the problem, guys?

  • AddaToon

    The Real MaddenRaider….

    A real QB would have given the Raiders enough to stay competitive today.

  • djohnnyg

    Way to show those Browns they made a mistake in letting a stud like you go Frye… YOU SUCK

  • # 504 Raider Says:
    December 27th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    This will be Frye’s 3rd win against the Raiders.

    Great comment

  • raidermarty

    This team just can’t win 2 games to save their lives.Too many injuries,mistakes,or cable???

  • raider91

    Russell would’ve been sacked multiple times and fumbled, Fry just got picked many times, both suck.

  • AddaToon

    i mean… they were competitive up until the end of the 4th

  • M Lonetree

    yeah, its all the O-linemen’s fault. bullfreakingturds.
    tone was set on the first series.
    nice audition for Holmgren there Mr Frye

  • Raider91, maybe so. But as a Raider fan, who supposedly knows something about football, doesn’t it concern you that we lost 23-9 to a Cleveland team that played rather sloppy and made dumb mistakes all day, with horrible playcalling, to boot, and with Russell nowhere near the field? Up until today, people like you were convinced that Russell is the problem. Doesn’t it have to be something else? And can JP Losman fix it? How will he fix it?

  • # The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    December 27th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    And Russell never took the field today. 9-23, to a sloppy Cleveland team. No Russell. Can’t blame him. Where’s the problem, guys?


    Bad QB play is still the major cause for concern for Oakland.


  • Glutten for Punishment

    djohnnyg Says:
    December 27th, 2009 at 1:19 pm
    Way to show those Browns they made a mistake in letting a stud like you go Frye… YOU SUCK

    if you thought diff, what does that say about you?

  • 24

    I still think Russell is terrible but Frye didn’t prove to be any better. Gradkowski proved hes the best of those 3. I would see how Losman does next week for the hel1 of it.

    In the end…Al Davis is the problem. He created the product and the coaching on the field.

  • Here we go, the “they were competitive” guys are popping up now.

    23-9. To Cleveland. Get help, guys.

  • djohnnyg

    Good. Enuff time to see Frye throw another pick.

  • JB

    Well, it will be interesting to see how Cable spins this butt kicking. His time on the clock has expired IMO.

  • djohnnyg

    I’m starting to think about jumping on the RMR bandwagon.

  • raider91

    I just wat 2 see what JP can do, i think Gradkowski should stay and we might make the playoffs next year.. maybe, although slim chance.

  • AddaToon

    Real MaddenRaider,

    Did you watch the same game? Give me a freaking QB and this was winnable.
    Run D sucked too… but still

  • 16yearsold16yearfan

    and to think this is the guy jerry was saying was the best qb all through training camp her should just hurry up and become a coach because he has no future in playing

  • raidermarty

    JLH is completely useless

  • Thec07

    Raider75 Says:
    December 27th, 2009 at 1:11 pm
    Oakland has…

    Grimace at Coach
    Frye at QB
    Big-Mc at RB
    Double Quarter with Cheese as back-up QB

    and to top it off, they are owned by a Clown.

    They should have Golden Arches on their helmets.


    This post has to rank as one of the funniest….


  • Dude

    Give it a rest MR. Only a fool would claim it was all Russells fault, but your making yourself a bigger fool for spouting the same line over and over just because you think its funny. This organization sucks. Probably the worst in the NFL. Im talking from the owner all the way down to the towel boys. Its a pathetic team run by a pathetic man and Raider fans are the ones who will continue to suffer for it.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Bush had 9 carries for 50 yds at halftime.

    Then the coach ELECTS to ignore Bush the rest of the game.


    Hire Fassell and get Cable out of here!

  • 504 Raider

    This will probably come out in some book 10 to 15 yrs from now, but Cable became a rich man by having undisclosed “friends” bet large sums of money for him against the Raiders after all 5 of his 2009 victories.

  • To be honest with you, Raider75, I don’t think Frye is that bad. I was mocking him all day to drive the Russell haters up the wall, who were putting all their chips on him just to be right. But in reality, Frye’s not that bad. Guys were dropping balls all day and where was our running game? If you think a QB will fix this, you’re nuts.

  • Thec07

    Raider75, That SH!t was classic…..

  • 24

    Yeah the O-Line sucked but Bush still managed 52 yards and a 5.2 ypc average. I don’t know…maybe we should have stuck with the run?

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Until Al DAvis hires a REAL coach…they will never be successfull

  • 16yearsold16yearfan

    im actually glad we lost this game no more cable not like it’ll change anything but i dont like the guy

  • Tonio

    time for some tekken 6

  • raidermarty

    Frye unimpressive

  • Thec07

    75, your right cable is grimace…

  • raidermarty

    Cable deathwatch is on!!!!!

  • AddaToon

    JLH isn’t a receiver and he isn’t balls out anymore on punts and kick offs, he needs to go… Davis probably has a hard on for him so he’ll stay.

  • What will Fassell do? Cable benched Al’s main man and knocked out one of his moles. Bottom line is that Al Davis will not pay you if you don’t do things his way. All Fassell can do is lobby for something here and there. He will not run the football consistently. Only two coaches have done it, Gruden and Kiffin. Look at what happened to both of them. At some point you guys are going to have to start thinking realistically. I know it’s part of being a sports fan to dream. But at some point you’ve got to touch ground and just see things as they are.

  • Thec07

    Mr. Davis = worst owner in history of the NFL
    Cable = Worst play caller in the NFL

  • raider91

    Frye over 300 yards but 4 picks sadly just bad execution and he broke with the pressure im angry but lets move on, need o linemen upcoming draft.