Final: Raiders 59, Broncos 14


News, notes and observations from the Raiders’ destruction of the Denver Broncos Sunday in Denver:

— The Raiders broke 500 yards of offense to go with more than 300 yards rushing late in the fourth quarter.

— A final indignity for Denver _ the Broncos get to the 1-yard line and can’t score.

Ricky Brown and Rolando McClain break up pass plays as Broncos gave up all pretense of a running game weeks ago.

— All the fans who wanted Kyle Boller over Jason Campbell got their wish.

With a 45-point lead in the fourth quarter, the guess here is Boller will hold the lead.

Your Campbell quarterback rating scorecard: 117.6-10.7-127.9

Chart a graph with that one.

— The vaunted Denver passing game showed up when Kyle Orton hit Brandon Lloyd for a 46-yard gain _ while trailing 59-14.

That was Lloyd’s first catch of the game.

Much more to come later in the postgame wrap . . .


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • I am Spartacus

    Campbell was competent today. So many other guys stepped up too.

  • LA to TheBay

    Campbell had a solid game.

    He and the 52 other guys on the squad have to KEEP IT UP.

  • mkyd1963

    Tom Jackson seriously butt hurt today..


  • waklaboo

    LMAO at Tom Jackson’s face on SC. Gorilla face was stuttering, almost speechless. LOL.

  • olinesux

    first time im gonna watch espn to see that dumbazz jackson look!!!! lol

  • LA to TheBay

    Mistic, don’t get too carried away. If Campbell can do this week in week out, consider myself told. They didn’t ask a lot of him today, but when called upon, did more than deliver.

    Great games all around.

  • I am Spartacus

    Reece, NMiller, JFord and MMitchell grew up a little bit today. That bodes well for the remainder of the season.

  • djohnnyg

    I didn’t see anyone mention that last weeks game was “The Presidential Election Game” against the niners.

    GORE vs. BUSH.

    This time Gore won.


  • ArmChair GM

    Al Davis still has an eye for talent, there is no question about that whatsoever!

    What disturbs me is when the coaches say that they hold back from doing certain things on the field that they know will be successful against an opponent because of Al Davis “Philosophies, Theories, or Systems.”

    That’s what pisses alot of us off as fans.

    Davis assembles the team on the field and on the sidelines, but then he should step aside and let the freakin coaches do their jobs.

    The coaches should never report to the media that they don’t implement THEIR schemes freely because of ORGANIZATIONAL preferences!

  • olinesux

    who else wants to say mitchell is a bust?

  • mistic1

    You hated on Hu-jak. He was incredible today. The pistol zone read option?!?!? Vanilla my a$$! You hate the vertical passing game, and it stomped you into the ground! Whats different this year? After a loss Hu-jack put feet to the fire this week and the offense responded! Hu-jak for president!

  • djohnnyg

    96.LA to TheBay Says:
    October 24th, 2010 at 5:14 pm
    djohnnyg Says:
    October 24th, 2010 at 5:12 pm
    I’ve said before I fluctuate between wanting Al to ride his motor scooter off the cliff and buying an “Al Davis Lives” t-shirt.

    I’ll take large please.


    If we come out and stink up the joint next week, you can stick the shirt on him and I’ll help you push.

    Ha. You’re on.

  • I am Spartacus

    McClain had his best game as a Raider. About time.

  • Guy

    i think mcclains best game was against the cards. Made like 3 tackles for loss and shedded blocks well. Nice deflections and split sack though

  • art shells clipboard

    Marcel Reese is the man, he was everywhere!!! WHo is this guy?

  • lefty12

    89052 thinks he is-HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • I am Spartacus

    Never seen a Denver team run the ball so poorly. That, and getting behind early, made them one-dimensional. Seahawks will be more balanced.

  • mkyd1963

    waklaboo Says:
    October 24th, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    LMAO at Tom Jackson’s face on SC. Gorilla face was stuttering, almost speechless. LOL.

    The whole ESPN crew was giving him sh*t.


  • DaTruth91

    great game raiders, the def and off game plan was more aggresive and less-raider-like. On offense they were very creative and used there speed and defense, they brought pressure only when the needed too, but kept the bronco’s line honesty

    DHB not playing, let N.Miller shine and other wrs. But i still have faith in DHB, jus give him time.

    Dont forget the Unsung heros like Seymore that handled the line and NNamdi wasent throwin to once. There expensive, but very vital to the defense.

    oh and DMAc, im glad to see him playing so well, esp after all the haters were sayin Bust… the same haters that are hating on DHB

  • mistic1

    You said dmac cant be an everydown back, put him in the slot. He spanked you imposter raider fans like a bratty child. Take a time out, think of a way to wiggle out of this.

  • ArmChair GM

    McClain was a beast today. Him and Seymour set the tone on our D-line today.

  • Plunketthead

    Did anyone hear Deangelo just call Cutler “prime”?

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    The Raiders need to continue with JLH, Ford and Miller in different formations.

    DHB just needs to sit and watch….

    DMAC was a beast. The light is shining on the Dakotas

    Michael Bush filled in well with timely runs to. Nice 1-2

    Campbell looked good and the O-Line blocked very well.

  • I am Spartacus

    I actually started getting worried when the Donks opened up the second half with a TD. But we outscored them 21-7 in the 3rd quarter. I think that stretch of the game did as much for their overall psyche as the final score.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    When you stop the run…you win games.

    Stop the run, force the pass…shut them down.

    Simple formula executed well tonight

  • J Hill


    That was a shout out to D Sanders mayne.

    Prime Time

  • aig-raiders

    Dmac was a beast today. Mike Mitchell is a play maker.

  • mistic1

    What natural pressure, with occasional timed blitzes?!? MM 34 can play, you said he couldnt. Press man coverage shut down one of the top passing attacks in the nfl! Well i guess the raider way aint so bad after all!

  • J Hill


    Uhhh …

    an INT and a forced fumble putting us up 21pts is how you win games, lol!

  • Guy

    Not trying to ride Routt, but he is definitely not as bad as everyone says and is a lot better than I thought he was when he got his huge tender. He was thrown to quite a few times and I don’t think he gave up a completion. He also pretty much had an int.

  • lefty12

    Hate to change the subject,but Oregon not being #1 in the BCS is BS!!!!!!!!

  • bostonraider13

    “If Raiders don’t beat Seattle next week, this is no more than a fascinating, entertaining, incredible fluke.”
    ~Jerry McDonald~


    Pardon me Jerry but blow that comment out your ass. You never have anything good to say. Do they need to win next week. Hell yes they do, but don’t take away from what they did today. They went on the road into Denver and put up 59 points against at division rival and smoked them. 59 points is no fluke. It proves this team can play this caliber football and be a contender. They are now 2-0 in the division and they are more than capable of winning their next two games. If the Raiders that we saw tonight come out and play against Seattle and KC we can go into the bye week at 5-4. IT IS POSSIBLE. Just one game at a time.

    Boston Raider

  • Guy

    What position was Mitchell playing when he forced the Orton fumble? Was he strong safety and Branch free safety?

  • Teabag

    aig-raiders Says:
    October 24th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    MM34 had a career day.

    DMAC had a career day.

    Tom Cable and Hue Jackson had a career day.

    ROFL.. Mike Mitchell??? CAREER day?

    Somebody conveniently ignores the horribly EFFICIENT game Campbell has played…

    here are a few things of note..

    Bruce Gradkowski never had over a 121 passer rating….

    Bruce Gradkowski never came close to leading a team to 59 points in a game…

    Bruce and Jason both have 2 wins under their belt this season…

    Continue about something you were saying like.. “scoring points” and how Bruce is the best option for this team..

    If my memory serves correct… Jason Campbell just led the Raiders to their highest point total in a regular season game…… EVER…

    cmon AIG… let’s talk now…

  • Tom "pimp hand" cable

    I wonder what warren fatt has to say about coach cable now, fat hater.

  • RaidingTexas

    7.bboyink Says:
    October 24th, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    Raiders v Chiefs just got more interesting


    I’m WAY ahead of you, man. I said it in the 2nd quarter today. LOL

    RaidingTexas Says:
    October 24th, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    Assuming this holds up, 11/7 is setting up for a pivotal AFC West day.

  • olinesux

    this is what happens when henderson isnt allowed to hold us back

  • Teabag

    ArmChair GM Says:
    October 24th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    McClain was a beast today. Him and Seymour set the tone on our D-line today.

    Beast?……. how about he was OK?

  • Plunketthead

    J hill

    OK, I thought he was carving up Prime Cut

  • mistic1

    Al Davis football doesnt work in the modern nfl. What a joke. When you get old man Als nutz off you forehead, then you might be able to see the truth. Al knows better than you do!

  • I am Spartacus

    Let’s not get carried away with Campbell. He merely looked competent today – just what you would expect from a quarterback. Took two sacks he shouldn’t have taken and could easily have had two interceptions. Suddenly the QB rating doesn’t look so good.

  • RaidingTexas

    Teabag Says:
    October 24th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    If my memory serves correct… Jason Campbell just led the Raiders to their highest point total in a regular season game…… EVER…



    I’m with you, Tea. I’ve wanted to believe in that cat, too. I admittedly just about gave up on him after last week, but I’m definitely back on the JC train now. I go with him next week, regardless of Grad’s status.

  • DaRayduh

    New post gentlemen!

  • Carl Weathers

    Maybe CJ really was hurt to start the season. He looked sharp today.

    Campbell threw the seep ball as well as anyone today. That quick toss to Ford on the blitz at their 10 was a great heads up play. He played a near pewrfect game.

    Entire D looked very good.

    O-line played great except for the presnap penalties. Campbell didn’t get to much pressure on him and the runblocking was as drawn up I’m sure.

    Playcalling was so good, it was like they knew what dungver was gonna do, play after play…

    ST’s tackled well, forced a fumble, N Miller earned a spot as a starter as a a return man at least.


  • aig-raiders


    You’re a effin moron.

    Let’s go point for point you moron.

    1. JC 12/20 204 yds 2 TD’s. I hardly call that a career day.

    2. DMAC 165 yds rushing 3 td’s, 31 yds receiving 1 TD. I would call that a CAREER DAY.

    3. MM34 had a career day in his short career so far. You can disagree all you want but that’s my opinion. Point out a game where he played more and made more plays. I dare you.

    4. Bruce’s best day came when our best rusher was 63 yds and the entire team didnt even have a rushing TD. He scored all 3 of the team’s TD’s in the 4th qtr and it was all come from behind. BTW, the team avg 3.9 yds per rush. His stats were 20/38 308 yds, 3 tds, 121 rating.

    5. Yes with JC as the QB today we had a record game as a RAider but to give all the credit to JC is plain dumb. The team avg 6.3 yds per rush.

    So did JC put the offense on his back and carried the day today? Please back up your comments with some facts. But as a teabagger I doubt you have any facts to back up any of your arguments.

  • Just Fire Baby

    mkyd1963 Says:
    October 24th, 2010 at 4:59 pm
    Donk fans are calling for McD’s head….priceless


    They should be, that dude is a hack.

    6-0 to start off when people didn’t know what to expect, 4-17 since with his last game being the team that gave up the most points ever to another team, at home no less.

    And orchestrating a trade up for Tebow, who he isn’t even confidant enough to put it in a 40 point game in the 4th quarter?

    Norv Turner, Hack McDaniels, and Haley who we saw butcher last years game against us.

    Hell Cable may be the best coach in the division, lol!!!

  • sirblitzalot

    Don’t think that the QB controversy is over. JC is going to go up against a mean defense next week. JC made some awesome plays but the ball kept bouncing our way. The 14 point lead tilted the field 45 degrees (downhill for us) so the pressure was way down for JC. I hope he can play as well, under pressure. I hope the h coach makes the move if necessary next week, instead of “never thinking about it” like he admitted against the 49ers.

    Today was an awesome day for me but if we must continue with “she loves me, she loves me not,” I would rather that she love me not against Seattle than to K.C.
    I will be there!! Hope you are too!!!
    Go Raiders!!!!!

  • sirblitzalot

    You ever notice that L Murphy always seems to get hurt when he does not make a play; or when he royally screws up and turns the ball over? The play that he got injured on was a play that he was not going to make. He must have been the intended receiver but looked like JC threw it way over his head b/c Reese had to jump up to make the catch. LM caught a knee but Reese was up in the air so I do not think he hit LM hard enough to take him out. But I am glad b/c LM out resulted in Nick Miller in. We got to see the birth of a real possession receiver. Thanks Louis!

  • souldogdave

    Sweet win, savor it.Next week will not be so easy.I’ll bet Pete Carrol is watching that film right now, and is taking this very seriously.I would be interested in a breakdown of the matchups in next week’s all important game.We need to get a string of wins, and it looks good!Injury report?How’s Langston?Buck up, be strong Raiders.