End 3rd qtr: Raiders 23, Broncos 20


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.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Just Fire Baby

    God damn you Seabass……we should control our own destiny from here.

  • lefty12

    8-8?Why not 9-7!

  • alex7

    GREAT strategy punting there denver coach. let’s talk long term contract!

  • RaiderDebo

    This game shows that “fire” and “energy” don’t count for schitt when it comes to playing QB in the NFL. Tebow could learn a lot from JC. Or maybe he should switch to TE.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Gus couldn’t go without giving Tebow one last reach around could he?

  • nzraider

    should have gone for more points, at least a field goal to get more than 100 points on the Broncos this year.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    This defense would be a monster if it had some discipline. Once again, the only blemishes are damn big plays.

    Stop giving those up and this is a top 10 squad.

  • Carl Weathers

    Well I guess we’re all Bengals and Titans fans next week!

  • NBC is talking about the snow job in New England.

  • jmcclain

    Sucks were gonna be undefeated in the division and not win it. Gosh those games we lost early just plain and simple suck. But man after last eight yrs I’ll take this season and build on it. Imagine how bad are o would be without ford, dmac, Reece, miller, bush, I could go on. Are recievers are fine every catch they make has to be almost spectacular. Campbell just isn’t that accurate and just throws a bad ball. Props to my man mcclain good game. Sucks TO is out for season thought they would have a shot. Nice win dmac ur a workhorse. Sweeeeeeet.