End 3rd qtr: Raiders 59, Broncos 14


Notes, observations and storylines from the Raiders-Broncos game in Denver Sunday:

— Michael Bush runs one in from a yard after a pass interference call against Denver as Jason Campbell goes deep with a 38-point lead. At 59-14, it’s the most points scored in team history _ and there’s a quarter to play.

The Broncos will remember this next time around.

— Raiders have outrushed Broncos 281-38. Have a 26-8 advantage in first downs.

It’s like the Broncos are playing their junior varsity.

— Darren McFadden’s 57-yard TD run gave him 165 yards on 16 carries and four touchdowns (one receiving). One would expect he’d get the rest of the day off with a 52-14 lead. Give Rock Cartwright and Michael Bennett some work. Let McFadden ice that hamstring.

— Quarterback Jason Campbell, who had a 117.6 passer rating against San Diego only to plummet to 10.7 last week, was at 126.4 after the Raiders first touchdown of the second half.

— Nick Miller’s first NFL catch _ 32 yards _ is one yard shy of the longest reception by Darrius Heyward-Bey.

— With Darrius Heyward-Bey already announced as out for being ill, Louis Murphy appeared to injure himself while colliding with Marcel Reece when the fullback made a leaping catch.

Langston Walker also took a seat with a shoulder or elbow injury, giving way to Khalif Barnes. Jared Veldheer is already replacing Samson Satele (concussion) at center. Walker returned a short time later.

Reece not only can catch, but threw a terrific block to give Darren McFadden the edge on 19-yard run on the Raiders’ first possession of the second half.

— Rolando McClain opened the third quarter with the first sack of his career. Coming into the game, he had no sacks, forced fumbles, fumble recoveries or interceptions.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Pretty Rick

    Darren McFadden for Mayor!

  • weaselbit

    Nobdy’s routing against Campbell. He succeeds we win. End of story. Your take is weak priest. Sure we’d rather have Grads but only a troll piece of cr@p would root against the team’s qb, no matter who it is. In psychology they call that projection, priest.

  • priesttj

    If you have an opinion that you swear by it shouldn’t matter that we win he’s convinced all the losing is solely due to no GM. But he only says it when we lose. So if he’s so sure of himself say it when we win.

    I don’t expect glowing articles when we’ve been as bad as we’ve been I expect criticism but at least have some substance to what you believe. If you don’t and you’re just kicking someone when they are down. That’s what I disagree with Monte Poole dpoesn’t knpow his ass from a hole in the ground but he proports himself as this know it all. All things Raiders he has the answers. Well say it when we lose.

  • DaTruth91

    we’ll see what Raiders team we get next week, meaning the play calling on offense and defense was alot better this week. On off we trusted JC more and used our speed, on def we should blitz, and droped, but still came enough times to keep the oline honesthe’ll be .

    Where was DHB??? ..who cares.haha. jk, i think he’ll be ok just give him time.

    Go raiders and DMAC for Pro bowl

  • ohioraider

    That’s the way to do it! Only thing could’ve made it sweeter would’ve been Shanahan on their sideline.

  • weaselbit

    Davis haters, don’t be unhappy when Raiders win because you’re wrong. Whether the Raiders won because of him or in spite of him IT’S STILL A WIN!

    Be happy people.

    I freaking hate the Broncos. Knowing the donkey fans are not just crying but shell-shocked and taumatized on the ride home makes me very happy.

  • ohioraider

    1). I still hate Daffy Davis
    2). I will gladly, and publicly eat my words on this forum if the team wins 10 games this year.