By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, December 19th, 2010 at 3:40 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Third quarter notes
– The quarter ended with the Broncos facing a third-and-6 at the their own 40 following a false start on third-and-1.
– Sebastian Janikowski hit a 47-yard field goal with 1:29 left in the quarter after an Oakland drive stalled at the Denver 29-yard line after three straight Michael Bush carries for 7, 1 and 1 yards failed to net a first down.
The Raiders had gotten into scoring range on a deep cross from Jason Campbell to Jacoby Ford against Andre Goodman for 25 yards to the 38-yard line.
– Steven Hauschka tied the score 20-20 with a 35-yard field goal with 5:03 left, capping a 43-yard drive during which the biggest play was a 24-yard pass interference penalty on Stanford Routt, who failed to turn around on a pass from Tim Tebow. Tebow also hit Lloyd with a 20-yard sideline pass against Routt.
Richard Seymour left the game and went to the locker room during the drive.
– Nick Miller fielded Britton Colquitt’s 56-yard punt, found room to his right and raced 22 yards, getting an additional 15 to the 24-yard line after a Denver facemask.
The Raiders got only three points out of the field position when Janikowski kicked a 35-yard field goal with 7:27 left in the third quarter for a 20-17 Oakland lead.
On third-and-4 from the 18, Kyle Boller came in to the game after Jason Campbell was hit on an intentional grounding call and left the field injured. A Broncos roughing the passer call on the same play negated the play, with offsetting penalties.
– Denver punted from its own end zone after the Raiders forced a three-and-out starting at the 3 and ending in third-and-8 from the 5. Rolando McClain brought down Buckhalter on third down with an initial charge by Tommy Kelly.
– Oakland’s first possession of the second half included a 27-yard pass from Campbell to Zach Miller but was soon derailed by a pair penalties _ a hold on Miller and an illegal hands to the face on Jared Veldheer.
Lechler punted the Broncos to the 6, with a penalty pushing Denver back to the 3.