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End 3rd qtr: Dolphins 23, Raiders 14

Third quarter notebook

– Miami picked on Walter McFadden one last time in the quarter on a 19-yard slant to Roberto Wallace, putting Miami at the Oakland 41 to open the fourth quarter.

Nnamdi Asomugha was doubled over on the sideline with an unspecified injury or condition.

– Bruce Gradkowski was late to see Jacoby Ford and then underthrew him at the goal line on a deep attempt, with Chris Clemons getting an interception in the end zone and giving Miami the ball at the 20.

— A second three and out for Raiders offense, drawing “boos’’ not “Bruuuce.’’ McFadden dumped for another loss. That’s six carries, minus-8 yards. Medium deep Gradkowski-to-Murphy play doesn’t connect.

To make matters worse, Davone Bess 47-yard punt return following a 48-yard punt sets up Miami again deep in Oakland territory.

They got no points when Dan Carpenter’s 50-yard field goal attempt was short.

— Miami has had great field position all day, and got it again to set up a 45-yard Carpenter field goal to go up 23-14. The Dolphins opened at the Oakland 44 after the Raiders punted out of their own end zone and Bess returned it to the 44.

– Raiders first possession _ three-and-out, and Gradkowski is lucky a second-and-10 forced throw to Darren McFadden was intercepted by linebacker Koa Misi.

— Bad start to second half _ Walter McFadden plays a routine out pattern to Marlon Moore into a 57-yard touchdown pass from Chad Henne. It’s a 72-yard drive in five plays and gives Dolphins a 20-14 lead.

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  • SilverNBlackPA

    So many awful performances today, but I want to be sure I highlight Samson Satele who’s been abused all day long. He can’t handle 3-4 NT’s.

  • los9091

    can we trade up for a fisrt round pick?

    Andrew Luck!!!!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Quit blaming the O-line!!!

    The QB and WR play is absolutely awful.

    Zero sacks today.

  • Guy

    they got a td when it didnt matter, good for ricky williams

  • los9091

    and there is the long play we have all been dredding.

  • turner42

    Myths busted today;
    Grads is more accurate-see last pass
    Grads moves the chains — see time of possesion
    Grads puts points on board – 10
    Grads doesn’t get blown out –
    The Grads myth has been busted, back to the drawing board.
    Cable benching a qb who just went 3-1, bye bye Tom.

  • YoungAmerican

    Well, pray for a miracle against Indy or San Diego, because short of that there will be no playoffs this year. Sorry folks.

  • RaidersMom

    Ok. I’m out. Terrible, just terrible. See you guys next week and go Colts!

  • 89052RAIDER

    Remaining schedule
    SD loss
    Jville loss
    Denver win
    Indy loss
    KC loss

    6-10

  • Raiderbuck

    I have better things to do with my Sunday than cheer for a team that refuses to help itself.

  • rooch

    What can the OC do when the QB can’t throw the ball. This is all on #5

  • Just Fire Baby

    TWo TD’s and two 2 point coversions and we can tie!!!!

    (lol)

  • RaidingTexas

    Well at least Bruce gets another shot to improve his stats on the day. He’s at a 58.8 passer rating so far.

  • 0ak72

    i ve watched every phins game this year. they’re not that good, we just suck @ss. unless not having marshall made them play that much better.

  • http://www.mailmachineshouston.com mikeschoice

    wahts up campbell sets franchise records on offense and we go total grads on bad game in pitt?

  • djohnnyg

    Ricky Williams???

    Man we suck!!!

    There goes another f’in season.

    I’m done.

  • http://oaklandtribune.com r8dr4lfe21

    What a F$CKING JOKE!

  • http://raiders.com A.B. Paine III

    That TD was the best thing that could have happened. Now we can get the ball back! LOL

  • StayinBlack

    Below average QB made a bad decision game over

  • los9091

    why didnt we blitz on that play???

    lmao…

    peace!

    Raider Nation.

  • ArmChair GM

    Embarrassing!

  • SilverNBlackPA

    I will say this, I think this pretty effectively cinches Campbell as our QB the rest of the season. Whether that’s a good or bad thing, I leave to you to determine.

  • mikedlopes

    Funny, there are still 10 minutes in the other games that started around 1:15… funny

  • Guy

    that int in the endzone kind of told the story of the whole game.

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com The Real MaddenRaider

    Well if there’s anything good about this, Ricky Williams had a good game. I always root for him. He was done wrong by the NFL establishment.

  • raidermarty

    Man this is the most disappointing loss all season hands down. This one miserable performance completely wipes out any positives the RAIDERS had established to date.In 2 games we have managed to completely become unraveled as a team and all the old questions come creeping back.
    MAN THIS SUCKS!

  • Born with a Patch

    I don’t think our season is over.. we do actuall have a chance if SD and KC falter.. but we need JC or Boller.. We need a hard nose Coach next year. like Cowher. unlikely but that’s the kind of coach we need

  • Just Fire Baby

    Gradkowski’s 58.8 QB rating is actually four times better than Campbell’s game in SF and twice that of his in Pittsburgh.

    Bruce isn’t any good, but at his worst (today) is nothing like Campbell at his worst.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Oops, forgot the second half of my thought:

    That means we’ll at least have stability at the QB position, even if the guy is less than talented.

  • PK28

    nice knowing u bruce. have fun in the ufl where u belong… take cable & company with you. losers

  • brian_3520

    The Raiders had a good chance of beating the Dolphins at home because Brandon Marshall is injured. This is a bummer. I think Cable should have started Campbell. THAT could have made a difference. Oh well.

  • ArmChair GM

    Having the ref to block for Miami helped them too on that play.smh

  • http://www.beyonceonline.com/us/home DaRayduh

    Sickening, disgusting, horrorific, pathetic. I told Jerry I won’t cuss on this blog anymore, but if I could it would burn up the keyboard, and then some.

    :oops: Well the thing is we are defense thing was uh on the field and the thing is you uh can’t give a great team like Miami uh that thing, you now uh time and all of that

  • PK28

    228.Just Fire Baby Says:
    November 28th, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    Gradkowski’s 58.8 QB rating is actually four times better than Campbell’s game in SF and twice that of his in Pittsburgh.

    Bruce isn’t any good, but at his worst (today) is nothing like Campbell at his worst.

    _________________________

    lol!!!! delusional

  • YoungAmerican

    DHB did a good job with his clearout routes today.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    # Just Fire Baby Says:
    November 28th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Gradkowski’s 58.8 QB rating is actually four times better than Campbell’s game in SF and twice that of his in Pittsburgh.

    Bruce isn’t any good, but at his worst (today) is nothing like Campbell at his worst.

    +++++++++++++++++

    This is all a perfect illustration of why we’re screwed. But I’m sure I’m not sharing new information there.

  • zopi

    A terribly planned game is the obvious.
    Sparano showed exactly what type of coach the Raiders need.

  • RaiderDebo

    A.B. Paine III Says:
    November 28th, 2010 at 3:56 pm
    Louis Murphy must have done something to piss Al Harriss off.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Yeah. All the drops, allligator-arm whiffs and fumbles must have really ticked him.

  • 0ak72

    we have two qb’s with terminal flaws. Cable is a goon. Look at his college record.

  • Born with a Patch

    At least we will prob win more than 5 games this season

  • ArmChair GM

    The entire team should apologize to Jacoby Ford. He played his butt off! The rest of the team let him down!

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com The Real MaddenRaider

    SilverNBlackPA Says:
    November 28th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    I will say this, I think this pretty effectively cinches Campbell as our QB the rest of the season

    ………..

    NOOOO!!!

    Keep Gradkowski, use a better offensive gameplan. We were pushing the ball all day. Then, the irony is, when we needed quick points at the end, suddenly then we start using more high percentage passing plays to move the chains. The coaches obviously made a deal with Al that they could start Gradkowski as long as they didn’t ditch the vertical.

  • morilla

    Something is going to happen this week up there. What, I don’t know.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    # YoungAmerican Says:
    November 28th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    DHB did a good job with his clearout routes today.

    ++++++++++++++

    Where are the people who claimed the only reason we couldn’t run on the Steelers was because DHB was missing allowing them to stack the box? LMAO

  • aig-raiders

    bruce sucked today. without ford it’d be even worst. extremely disappointed.

  • Born with a Patch

    Grads QB rating is an illusion. Ford bailed him out

  • turner42

    228.Just Fire Baby Says:
    November 28th, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    Gradkowski’s 58.8 QB rating is actually four times better than Campbell’s game in SF and twice that of his in Pittsburgh.

    Bruce isn’t any good, but at his worst (today) is nothing like Campbell at his worst.

    —-Did you factor in Grads played the 2nd half last week? Or that the TEAM has a winning record with JC

    Grads lovers are just blinded

  • RaidingTexas

    “Bruce isn’t any good, but at his worst (today) is nothing like Campbell at his worst.”

    Weak, man. You lose the game whether it’s 58.8 or a fraction of that.

    Campbell is clearly better when picking between the two playing at their best levels.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    The Real MaddenRaider Says:
    November 28th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    SilverNBlackPA Says:
    November 28th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    I will say this, I think this pretty effectively cinches Campbell as our QB the rest of the season

    ………..

    NOOOO!!!

    Keep Gradkowski, use a better offensive gameplan.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I wish that’d happen too, but you and I both know it ain’t happening.

    No matter how bad Campbell is the rest of the year, Al will point to this game and say “Your guy is no better, keep the next Plunkett in”

    And we’ll be 6-10.

  • http://oaklandtribune.com r8dr4lfe21

    Garbagekowski blows big time, we defend him like he has actually done a damn thing. Cambell has a better Win Loss record and Cable dumps him, yet the Garbage man sucks it up and you leave him in to watch the slow dying death.