Halftime: Broncos 17, Raiders 17

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.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • armond

    145.Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 19th, 2010 at 3:32 pm
    Bush sure looks awfully slow, and why on earth is Darren not getting more carries?

    becuz hue is stupid

  • olinesux

    need mcfadden in there

  • RaidingTexas

    DMac is hurt. That’s why he’s not involved.

  • Guy

    I think McFadden is hurt

  • Plunketthead

    One of seven on third down conversions

  • Just Fire Baby

    Michael Bush is a fringe NFL RB.

    Looks slow as crap and not breaking enough tackles for his size.

  • olinesux

    get routt out of there before he hurts us more….

  • TerrapinRaider

    Bush is not as good as McFadden. Sorry.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    So McFadden, Seymour, Asomugha all hurt. Ford limped off.

    Why is it our best players who get hurt?

  • Hue Jackson is losing me today.

  • Thec07

    Can we get a touchback from jano?

  • armond

    my bad looks like darren has a stinegr. hue is still stupid tho.

  • Guy

    Did anyone see blount’s highlights? Can’t believe he went undrafted, Bush needs to run like him

  • Raiders for life

    Cable should have gone for it on 4th down.

  • RaidingTexas

    But Bush is the best available RB at the moment. Once again: DMAC IS HURT! They were checking his shoulder on the sideline.

  • armond

    dont tell that to priest yall. he swears that dmc NEEDS bush.

  • Thec07

    Yessirr! I think we were so happy to see someone other than Rob Ryan, but Marshall has not been a huge upgrade in my opinion…That meltdown last week against Jacksonville speaks volumes!


    Quicksain being out didnt help, however guys need to play 16 games, and not quite….

    Oh and F tbow and his fan club…

  • ArmChair GM

    Watching the success Janikowski is having now, shows that he was clearly NOT focused at the beginning of the season…

    That missed chip shot against AZ just sickens me more and more every time I see Janikowski now.

    I knew our season would come down to that because honestly, I don’t see San Diego losing again this season…I hope they do, but I just don’t see it.

  • Special teams coach needs to be fired too.

  • jmcclain

    Ya this not using dmac could end up killing us. How stupid is hue seriously.

  • lefty12

    “Cable should have went for it……”-no,you get points to take the lead.

  • Thec07

    We need to get someone esle to do kickoofss, jano sucs just like tbow and his followers…

  • armond

    no flag for hitting a guy on the ground but seymour gets kicked out for that big ben sh!t. next time dont let them punks just hit u like that.

  • ArmChair GM

    How has Tebow had a great game so far? 50 percent passing…

    These announcers are on his nuts…

  • Guy

    We can’t take the 4th down?

  • lefty12

    What part of McFadden is hurt don’t you understand?

  • ArmChair GM

    # Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    December 19th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Special teams coach needs to be fired too.

    Yes. Fassel’s son has got to go!

  • RaidingTexas

    Armond Says:

    no flag for hitting a guy on the ground but seymour gets kicked out for that big ben sh!t. next time dont let them punks just hit u like that.

    Yeah, that was BS. Thomas should’ve been hit with a 15 yarder there. The bad thing is that a ref was looking right at it and didn’t pull the trigger.

  • alex7

    John Marshall has not been allowed to spend as much time has he wants teaching zone defense so he’s not force to run man all the time. any team that’s dumb enough to run man 99 percent of the time is going to give up big runs where the corners are running away from the running back.

    the defense is on al davis ann is old philosophy.

    why didn’t Al want Monte Kiffin running the defense? Because he would run zone defense that would actually be worthwhile.

    commitment to excellence my butt.

    commitment to do it my way no matter what.

  • vnraider

    159.SilverNBlackPA Says:
    December 19th, 2010 at 3:36 pm
    So McFadden, Seymour, Asomugha all hurt. Ford limped off.

    Why is it our best players who get hurt?

    And Routt is healthy…f**k

  • big pep

    man we sure have a knack for making new players look like fucn super stars. so sick of this dang D looking like schyt today, and j.c. looks equally bad. im sure at the end of the game his stats will look o.k. cause of all the fucn dump offs.

  • Guy

    Campbell should have had a TD to miller, boy these refs are backing tebow. He did screw up on a deep pass to ford though

  • alex7

    he also let go special teams coach brian schneider, who is only know 1 of the top 3 special teams coaches is in the nfl and was very good when he was here.

    but apparently paying for quality coaches and quality units is overrated to Al.

  • RaidingTexas

    Vnraider Says:

    And Routt is healthy…f**k


  • RaidingTexas

    Blitzing worked there!

  • Raiders for life

    lefty12 Says:
    December 19th, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    “Cable should have went for it……”-no,you get points to take the lead

    4th and 2 on the 30 or whatever it was, I would have gone for it.

  • edward teach

    Time to blitz little Timmy’s brains out. I know the league wants him to win his first start, but if we pressure the hell out of him and make him execute I don’t think even the referees and his fan club in the TV booth can help him win this one.

  • pound the rock?????????????