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Halftime: Raiders 20, Cardinals 17

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, September 26th, 2010 at 2:57 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Looks like the Raiders might have to exceed Tom Cable’s 24-points-per-game goal if they want to win this one.

Darren McFadden already has 74 yards rushing and 18 yards receiving. Bruce Gradkowski is 8 of 17 for 126 yards and a touchdown.

One thing the Raiders have going for them _ the Cardinals don’t seem to realize they are having a pretty easy go of it on the ground. The more Derek Anderson throws the ball, the better the chance the Raiders go 2-1 for the first time since 2004.

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  • beach

    Nnamdi does not make plays, I don’t care what ANYBODY has to say.

  • http://www.JasonTheSnakeCampbell.com Random Drug Tester

    TK should wear a mask and have a gun….he’s a highway robber

  • RaidingTexas

    The defense was bad on that drive. But they’ve only given up about 200 yards (if you don’t count penalty yardage).

    The offense is the bigger problem right now. They’ve squandered too many opportunities.

  • morilla

    where is Miller?

  • Bauce 4 Real

    raiders22 Says:
    September 26th, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    bauce theyre running outside bc our ends have no contain. you dont get it bud, has nothing to do with our dt’s. and theyre beating us through the air so how will henderson help us there? please tell me

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

    LOL another uninformed person….go to STL game look at that game….Rams tried to stretch it…..you are wrong….talk to someone else im done on the matter

  • http://www.wix.com/GGEden/ggeden GG

    They telegraph the run a bit with that offset-I

  • beach

    And don’t blame it all on Bruce. That return for TD and Jano miss could prove fatal. Horrible special teams through 3 quarters!!!

  • MistaBr0wn

    Beach,
    I agree on that one too but I been silent on it. I just dont feel confident enough to start calling him out but all the great DB’s get you an INT when you need one.

  • 89052RAIDER

    Reality is we are not a good team..too many recent draft picks where glaring needs were ignored..

  • http://www.JasonTheSnakeCampbell.com Random Drug Tester

    DC’s don’t go Nnamdi’s way because they don’t have to, not because they are afraid to.

    There’s easy pickin’s on the other side of the field. (and the middle)

  • aig-raiders

    sorry but V sucks at this stage. Dont know why you guys are so high on him

  • JB

    Veldeer FS

  • raiders22

    k pal. show me a tape where a big fat dt makes a play on a stretch run.

  • JB

    Veldeeer should be at center not LT

  • beach

    Momentum is not on our side! What the heck happened??? This is completely embarrassing!!!

  • JB

    Now let’s get 7

  • raiderzmaverick

    False start on the punt!?!!

  • beach

    Thank God for their (Cardinal) special teams!

  • beach

    Come on Hue Jackson, what kind of play calling is this???

  • beach

    Why is our offense so out of synche against a terrible defense? This is bad.

  • djohnnyg

    lET’S go backwards…makes total sense.

  • raiders22

    very indecisive right now, we need an identity.

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Jerry McDonald – NFL Writer

    Arizona penalties keeping the Raiders in it. Now there’s a welcome switch.

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Jerry McDonald – NFL Writer

    Any way they can run the final 8:48 off the clock before they score?

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Jerry McDonald – NFL Writer

    The Raiders are an embarassment in the red zone. Get the freaking play off.

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Jerry McDonald – NFL Writer

    That’s on Hue Jackson.

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Jerry McDonald – NFL Writer

    Gradkowski’s competing, but his accuracy is not good for the most part today.

  • djohnnyg

    Only the Raiders…

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Jerry McDonald – NFL Writer

    If the Raiders are going to score, they’re going to have to do it long distance. Red zone play is killing them and they’re letting a win slip away.

  • djohnnyg

    One freakin yd. line and delay of game????????

    What a damn joke.

  • raiders22

    and now we all know why year after year ourr beloved raiders are a laughing stock

  • djohnnyg

    What other team in the NFL wold botch up a first and goal like that??? NONE!

  • Hot Shot

    Bruce will get better the more he plays.Its only his second game as starting QB.

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Jerry McDonald – NFL Writer

    The good news _ this game could be won on a long field goal _ and Janikowski is due to make his next one.

  • beach

    Why do I root for a team that is so PAINFUL to watch?

  • beach

    Come on defense! Blitz this bum!

  • Cornbread

    I don’t care if Tom Cable is the next Bill Walsh…If I were Al Davis sitting in the sky box, and I watched my team, down 4, take a 2 and INCHES and, THUS, CERTAIN touchdown with 3 potential QB sneaks to come, and turn it into a 2nd and 7 because of a delay of game penalty (no less, already into the 4th Q with timeouts left), I would immediately roll my wheelchair onto the field and fire WHOEVER THE %&*#^$ the coach is, ON THE SPOT, no questions asked.

    I don’t care if it is Gradkowski’s fault ultimately, or Jackson’s call, I don’t care if we had scored a TD on the subsequent play…THAT KIND OF $%*)&$% INEPTITUDE must be PUNISHED…or else, why else go on living?

  • raiders22

    seymours not good enough huh bauce. get real

  • djohnnyg

    That first and goal screw up was one of the most stupid things I have ever seen. DELAY OF GAME??? Gradkowski is a fighter but he is a freaking idiot!

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Jerry McDonald – NFL Writer

    The best thing the Raiders have going for them is the Cardinals. Facemask on the offense. Incredible.

  • Cornbread

    And I am not exaggerating.

  • djohnnyg

    Arizona tries to give them the game and the Raiders are too freakin’ stupid to take it.

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Jerry McDonald – NFL Writer

    Third-and-21. No late hits, illegal contact, or any automatic first down . . .

  • beach

    Higgins is a disaster!

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Jerry McDonald – NFL Writer

    Take some time off the clock, kick an FG . . . hard to think they’ll actually score a touchdown unless it’s a quick strike

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Jerry McDonald – NFL Writer

    Not a good enough look at that catch to overturn . . . at least on that angle.

  • beach

    I’m with you Jerry Mc, 2 more first downs would be nice. Bruce has to take charge in crunch time!

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Jerry McDonald – NFL Writer

    Got that one right. No way that could be overturned.

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Jerry McDonald – NFL Writer

    Stay in bounds . . .

  • http://www.insidebayarea.com/raiders Jerry McDonald – NFL Writer

    Need this first down to work some more clock . . .