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End 1st qtr: Colts 7, Raiders 7

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, December 26th, 2010 at 1:45 pm in Oakland Raiders.

First quarter notes

– Indianapolis ended the quarter at the Oakland 12-yard line and was dominant after Jacoby Ford’s game-opening kickoff return for a 99-yard touchdown.

The Colts had a 131-8 advantage in terms of total offense as Peyton Manning was carving up the Oakland defense, including a 20-yard strike to Reggie Wayne in which Nnamdi Asomugha dropped off in coverage and ended up arguing with Tyvon Branch over who was supposed to be guarding him.

The Colts had a 9-0 advantage in first downs.

– Phillip Wheeler flattened Jacoby Ford on his second kickoff return at the 17-yard line with 5:55 left in the quarter. The Raiders then had their third straight three-and-out on a drive that included a misscommunication between Jason Campbell and Darrius Heyward-Bey and a Campbell praryer toward Ford on third-and-9 that fortunately for the Raiders was not intercepted.

– Joseph Addai’s 6-yard run with 6:00 left in the first quarter capped a 57-yard drive in which Manning had a 14-yard completion to Jacob Tamme, a 14-yard inside screen to Reggie Wayne against Nnamdi Asomugha and a 20-yard cross to Pierre Garcon against Tyvon Branch.

– Lechler’s 47-yard punt out of the end zone was fair caught at the Oakland 43 after a failed possession at the 9 that started with a 4-yard loss on a sweep by McFadden.

Campbell threw incomplelte on third-and-9 when hit by Robert Mathis.

– Brown was stopped on a third-and-4 run on the Colts’ second possession as Manning audibled to a running play. Indianapolis had one first down on the possession on a 12-yard run by Brown.

– Oakland’s first series ended on Zach Miller’s drop of a third-and-4 throw on a right roll by Campbell for a three-and-out. Lechler’s first punt with a strained hamstring was shaky, with Indianapolis taking over at the 29-yard line.

– Colts went three and out on their first series, with Manning throwing incomplete to Jacob Tamme on first down (Chris Johnson defending) and incomplete to Blair White on third down with Asomugha breaking up the pass.

Lamarr Houston was playing defensive tackle, the right side on one snap and left on another.

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  • The Dirtee Raccoon

    RAIDER NATION!

  • SnB Production

    Who is this Jacob Tammy…and how come they can’t keep up with him.

    You need two BOSS Cornerbacks to play this Man2Man…..

    Two CBs at $25MM to $30MM total should do it

  • 504 Raider

    We can’t run because of mario Henderson.

    Mario Henderson = Jared Gaither

  • Guy

    I thought Gaither was a good tackle

  • olinesux

    yeah mario is really really bad….

  • ArmChair GM

    Man….to think that Cincy is handing it to the Chargers but it was the Titans who let us down…

    I would have totally expected it to be the other way around…smh.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ng4yHw2xk&feature=PlayList&p=E565EF0DE2F587FA&playnext= Raider75

    Al wants to show he can pass the ball too

  • 504 Raider

    Gaither has a terrible work ethic. He’s overrated.

  • RaidersMom

    RB Mike Tolbert was hit hard by FS Reggie Nelson in the first quarter of the Chargers/Bengals matchup Week 16. Tolbert lay on the ground for several minutes afterward, although he was able to move all his extremities.
    The hit appeared to be of the helmet-to-helmet persuasion, and Tolbert subsequently coughed up the ball to Cincinnati SS Roy Williams. The Chargers medical staff will not let their starting halfback move or get up without their assistance. Tolbert looks done for the day as he gets carted off on a stretcher. Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles will share halfback duties moving forward.

  • SnB Production

    Nice run by Bush…JC has to get rid of the ball

  • 504 Raider

    Horrible blocking.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ng4yHw2xk&feature=PlayList&p=E565EF0DE2F587FA&playnext= Raider75

    Veld is getting schooled

  • 504 Raider

    Where the hell is DMAC?

  • SnB Production

    Make Janokowski earn his money

  • olinesux

    man i hate henderson…..

  • PurpleDrank81

    Field Goal????? Im I listening to this rite?

  • 504 Raider

    A Cable Call here.

  • Raiders for life

    Holy shizzzzzzzzz

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ng4yHw2xk&feature=PlayList&p=E565EF0DE2F587FA&playnext= Raider75

    DAMN!

  • RaidersMom

    Nice!

  • raidermarty

    Alright Seabass!!!!!!

  • olinesux

    i wish he wouldve madevthe chip shot in az

  • SnB Production

    He owed us that one!

  • The Dirtee Raccoon

    Record?

  • morilla

    He needs to get rid of the ball. Watch Manning, 3 seconds and it’s out. Campbell has plenty of time.

  • 504 Raider

    I’ll trade that kick for a 26 yarder in the desert.

  • The Dirtee Raccoon

    Tie game Bicheeesssss

  • ArmChair GM

    Good kick Jano…Too bad you couldn’t make a 30 yarder in AZ…Took a little too long into the season to get completely focused on your job.

  • RaidersMom

    No chit 504.

  • ArmChair GM

    # 504 Raider Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    I’ll trade that kick for a 26 yarder in the desert.
    _______________________________________________________

    Thanks 504…I couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • SnB Production

    ArmChair,

    The whole team wasn’t really focused until the San Diego game.

  • Thec07

    the record is 63 yards

  • cw2147

    Cable needs to get that Oline together next season. They cannot pass block

  • YoungAmerican

    FA RG Harvey Dahl
    FA RT Ryan Harris

  • ArmChair GM

    The team was fine…it was the QB and the coaches that were clueless…

  • The Dirtee Raccoon

    26.504 Raider Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 1:56 pm
    I’ll trade that kick for a 26 yarder in the desert.

    ****************

    Um… yeah

  • SnB Production

    Wow….slowed up Peyton Manning.

    Good job Black Hole

  • raidermarty

    manning is rattled!
    Ha! Ha!

  • SnB Production

    ArmChair GM Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    The team was fine…it was the QB and the coaches that were clueless
    ====================================================
    True…the Veldheer / Henderson experiment…no starting QB…coaches not getting prepped…

    I hear you.

    Lessons learned hopefully

  • YoungAmerican

    Anyone else see that Desmond Bryant is playing with a cast over his entire arm? It goes from just above his wrist to just below the shoulder.

  • SnB Production

    Nice tackle by Huff…..who the hell is this Tammy guy

  • SnB Production

    BTW,

    Raiders have to re-sign Nnamdi…most important player on the team….without him, the defense gets overwhelmed

  • Guy

    SnB hes their back up TE that catches just about everything

  • YoungAmerican

    Tamme is the guy Peyton Manning has made look like a Pro Bowler since Dallas Clark went down. He’s ****ed me in my fantasy football league on a couple different occasions.

  • cw2147

    DMAC

  • RaidersMom

    DMac!

  • SnB Production

    Man, Tamme got to be the leading receiver

  • YoungAmerican

    Good blocking by Satele.

  • SnB Production

    Gotta get the receivers involved somehow.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ng4yHw2xk&feature=PlayList&p=E565EF0DE2F587FA&playnext= Raider75

    Campbell’s on the Drank today!