By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, October 24th, 2010 at 5:36 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Highlights from the 59-14 carnage inflicted upon the Broncos Sunday in Denver:
– Point total of 59 points is a team record. Raiders scored 52 points on three other occasions.
– Point total of 38 points at halftime was the most in history. They scored 31 at halftime against Tennessee in 2002 and won 52-25.
Check that. The Raiders had a 42-7 lead at halftime against the Buffalo Bills on Oct. 19, 1968. Daryle Lamonica threw all six of his touchdown passes in the first half that day en route to a 50-21 win. They also had 38 points at halftime against the Houston Oilers on Nov 14, 1971 and won 41-21
– The Raiders had 52 carries for 328 yards, the third most in club history. Darren McFadden gained a career-high 165 yards on 16 carries, Michael Bush 52 yards on 15 carries and Marcel Reece 39 yards on carries.
First was 356 yards on 50 carries against Seattle (11-30-87). Bo Jackson had 221 yards on 18 carries, Marcus Allen 76 on 18 carries. Raiders won 37-14. Second was 348 yards on 58 carries against Green Bay (9-17-78). Mark van Eeghen gained 151 yards on 26 carries, Arthur Whittington 90 yards on 9 carries and Terry Robiskie 63 yards on1 5 carries.
– The Raiders had five rushing touchdowns, tying club record. McFadden scored on runs of 4, 67 and 4 yards, Bush and Reece each had 1-yard runs. In Week 2 of the 2000 season against Indianapolis, the Raiders had five rushing touchdowns in a 38-31 win. Rich Gannon scored on runs of 3, 7 and 6 yards and Tyrone Wheatley had scoring runs of 6 and 1 yard.
– The Raiders had 508 yards of total offense, the most since they gained 520 yards in a 41-20 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Nov 24, 2002.
– The Raiders had 29 first downs, the most since getting 31 on Nov. 5, 2000 in a 49-31 win over Kansas City.
– Sebastian Janikowski had seven touchbacks, breaking his own record of six in 2002 against Tennessee.
More to come later . . .