By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, December 19th, 2010 at 2:47 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Second quarter notes
– Oakland went into halftime without the services of its two Pro Bowlers, cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and punter Shane Lechler, as well as right tackle Langston Walker. Mario Henderson moved in as the right tackle.
– Oakland was pinned at its own 8 with 3:48 left after a 48-yard Britton Colquitt punt and a hit on Nick Miller as the rain began to fall fairly heavily.
The Raiders went three-and-out and Sebastian Janikowski went back to punt as Lechler was being worked on by trainers. Syd’Quan Thompson fumbled Janikowski’s low line drive _ a 31-yard punt _ and it was recovered by Hiram Eugene at the 46-yar dline.
Janikowski hit a 49-yard field goal with 1:03 left in the half to tie the score at 17, with Jason Campbell’s 20-yard scramble the big play in a 23-yard, five-play drive.
Lechler served as the holder after Kyle Boller took a few practice snaps from Jon Condo on the sideline.
– Henderson replaced Walker at right tackle with 8:09 left in the half as the Raiders took possession at their own 20-yard line following a Denver punt.
Campbell found Darrius Heyward-Bey for a 21-yard leaping catch on the sideline, but the Raiders ended up punting in part because of a 4-yard loss ty McFadden, who was hit by Robert Ayers after getting through Zach Miller.
– Campbell’s interception under pressure, returned 37 yards by Renaldo Hill, came after Oakland lost a 30-yard touchdown pass to Zach Miller because of an illegal formation penalty.
Walker was taken out by Kevin Vickerson on the interception return and had to be helped from the field.
– As the second quarter opened, the Broncos went from a third-and-3 to a third-and-8 on a false start by Chris Cooper, with Tebow getting stopped for two yards while attempting to run the middle out of the shotgun. He slipped on his initial charge, but the field is holding up well with the rain holding off.
Steven Hauschka put Denver up 17-14 with 14:09 left in the half with a 46-yard field goal. It was a 42-yard, eight-play drive for Denver.