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End 1st qtr: Raiders 24, Broncos 0

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Some observations and storylines from the first quarter of the Raiders-Broncos game in Denver:

If the Raiders have played a better all all-around quarter of football since they returned to Oakland in 1995, I can’t remember it.

— In the 34 games coached by Tom Cable going in to the Denver game, the Raiders scored 24 or more points seven times. They have 24 in the first quarter against the Broncos.

— Jared Veldheer makes up for a couple of false starts with a key block to spring Darren McFadden for a 40-yard run.

— The Raiders’ fast start probably ensures about 50-plus Kyle Orton passes today. Defensive backs had better stay near the oxygen tank during offensive possessions.

— On fourth-and-1, the Broncos pass. That tells you all you need to know about the Denver offense.

— Cable wanted to see turnovers and some routes jumped. He got it on the first play. Raiders go nickel on the first play, and much-maligned (and not completely undeserved) Chris Johnson takes it back 30 yards for a touchdown.

It was Oakland’s third interception of the season and second by a defensive back. Stanford Routt has the other.

Michael Huff gets a positive forced fumble verdict to set up a 4-yard touchdown run by Darren McFadden.

Three field goals in four quarters against the 49ers. Three touchdowns in two offensive possessions against the Broncos.

— Anyone questioning the play-calling acumen of Hue Jackson on that first drive? Nine plays, 80 yards. A reverse, a read-option play. Finishes with a 43-yard pass to Zach Miller. About as nice of a drive as Raiders have executed all year.

— Still no Darrius Heyward-Bey on the reverse. It goes to Jacoby Ford instead this time for 6 yards and a first down.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Just Fire Baby

    LOL….too easy.

  • Ghost2Post

    Please save some for NEXT week, LOL

  • RaidingTexas

    I’m content to see a heavy dose of DMac and Bush the rest of this game. Seriously, just chew up the clock, take the 45 or so points.

  • Mistabr0wn

    “DMAC is a skinny legged RB we dont need…..period”

    -Priesttj

  • Guy

    Whos CJ2K? What a game by Mitchell too

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Veldheer, lefty i never had a real issue with….didnt want him at Center….i mean i love my boy Mario but Veldheer is a better run blocker but his short arms concern me

  • SR Raider

    I think this is the biggest lead we’ve ever had in the first half

  • J Hill

    And there are STILL 7 minutes left in the 2nd qtr.

    WOW!

  • DT42

    DMac!! DMac!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    DMAC again !!!

  • Bauce 4 Real

    # Mistabr0wn Says:
    October 24th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    “DMAC is a skinny legged RB we dont need…..period”

    -Priesttj
    *****************************

    Add Bo LatoBay and many others too that…Fat Kidd?

  • GG

    oh yeah, kill em

  • R8derdiehard

    I CANT FING BELIEVE IT………………….Im curious to see how we come out in the second half though we gonna let up or go for the juggler

  • the 53

    We best enjoy it, might not get another turn over the rest of the year.

  • Mistabr0wn

    Ok should be 41-0.

    Zebras suck!

  • Just Fire Baby

    What was that score a few years back at home against Tampa Bay??

    I think it was 52-0. We might get there at halftime, lol

  • Carl Weathers

    #153, screw that, put 70 on the board!

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Tafur says Donk fans are leaving already LOL

  • aig-raiders

    omg the D!!!

  • raidersxy

    Wish I could be in Denvers locker room at half LMAO

  • RaiderRockstar

    please put DMAC on the shelf. this game is OVER!

  • StayinBlack

    Wow! How improbable. So awesome

  • Ghost2Post

    now broncos have to run to kill the clock.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Biggest margin of victory all time was 73 points. Go for it, boys.

    You know Al wouldn’t want Cable to call off the dogs.

  • Mistabr0wn

    Sit Bush & DMAC for next week.

    Let the backup in – DHB, N Miller, Boller

  • GG

    45-0 or 52-0 at halftime coming.
    if we win this game like 80-0 i think that would be the ever-mentioned corner being turned!

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Mista…..stanford routt sucks

  • Hopefully this young team has just grow up and got some ballz and see what they are capable of…?

  • Mistabr0wn

    Oh Fat Runt was on the anti DMAC wagon too?

    Figures..
    ______

    # Bauce 4 Real Says:
    October 24th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Add Bo LatoBay and many others too that…Fat Kidd?

  • lefty12

    Just giving you sh!t,B.Alls good,we’re kicking some donkey a$$.

  • Bauce 4 Real

    We are so on these b_tches its hilarious

  • DT42

    Jano’s gonna be sore today.

  • mkyd1963

    Nice coverage, CJ

  • Bauce 4 Real

    Lefster its all good…..you know we are solid mayne….cant wait to meet ya

  • Mistabr0wn

    No he dont.

    Has anybody seen #21 yet today? Is he even playing?
    😀
    ___

    # Bauce 4 Real Says:
    October 24th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Mista…..stanford routt sucks

  • DT42

    Tebow! Tebow! Tebow wants no part of this party!

  • RaidingTexas

    Come on, guys. No stupid penalties.

  • Bauce 4 Real

    PA deep for TD right now……you need to send a damn message

  • Bauce 4 Real

    21 is good Mista just not great

  • SR Raider

    Denver’s bungholes are gonna be sore today

  • RaiderRockstar

    Bennett, Cartwright & Reece can have the rest of the carries.

    pull ZMiller and JCamp too

  • Mistabr0wn

    I never said he isnt good.

  • Bauce 4 Real

    pound them then!

  • Bauce 4 Real

    I know Mista…you and me agree on most things

  • R8derdiehard

    Nobody Knows whats up with DHB

  • GG

    They should give Lechler some snaps at QB

  • Bauce 4 Real

    why not run the damn ball? hue come on

  • RaiderRockstar

    1 more TD = Raiders record for points scored in a half

  • Bauce 4 Real

    DHB sprained his c_it

  • aig-raiders

    we waited 7 yrs for this!!!