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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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  • cw2147

    You cannot do reverses on the Colts, they are a fast defense

  • YoungAmerican

    Satele has become a pretty respectable run blocker. If only his pass blocking was better.

  • RaidersMom

    Murph!

  • YoungAmerican

    Good grab, Murph.

  • aig-raiders

    damn u semipro bloggers are keeping me updated. thanks. @northstar now and fuggin blacked out!

  • olinesux

    keep running it….

  • Plunketthead

    CHAZ!!!

  • RaidersMom

    Chaz!!!!

  • YoungAmerican

    Chaz!

  • olinesux

    who is this schilens guy? he can catch and run…

  • ArmChair GM

    A Chaz Schilens contribution!!!!!!!

  • 504 Raider

    Schilens gets paid by reception.

    This year’s salary = 1 reception.

  • Pretty Rick

    Was that Tim Brown?

  • The Dirtee Raccoon

    Schilyyyyyyyy!!

  • morilla

    All I want for Xmas is for SD to get knocked out.

  • cw2147

    They need to retire Tim Brown’s jersey…

  • Thec07

    Charles Schallens…hahahahaha

  • The Dirtee Raccoon

    48.YoungAmerican Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    Good blocking by Satele.

    ***********

    Aganint 2nd string DT.

  • Thec07

    morilla Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 2:09 pm
    All I want for Xmas is for SD to get knocked out.

    ++++++++

    would be a great presant…

  • Just Fire Baby

    Bummer if the Chargers lose.

    Next weeks game will mean nothing and we may see Brody Croyle and the KC scrubs.

  • YoungAmerican

    Sign free agents Harvey Dahl and Ryan Harris to shore up the right side of the line, make a run at WR James Jones or CB Jonathan Joseph, and re-sign guys like Seymour, Miller, Gallery, and if possible Bush or Huff. Bring Satele and maybe Barnes back on the cheap… with another halfway decent draft, you’d be looking at a team that can play with the better teams in the league.

  • Pretty Rick

    Please Campbell,,,slide!

  • ArmChair GM

    I am very pleased with the growth and development of Jason Campbell. In the first 5 games of the season his mind was obviously playing tricks on him. He was hesitant, indecisive, and errant on his throws…

    He has settled down and become a comfortable QB for the Raiders…

    It is difficult having to learn a new system every couple of seasons along with new receivers who are young and inexperienced as well.

    I wish he could have gotten it together a couple of games earlier, but I’m definitely proud of his development..

  • olinesux

    im still nervous when campbell drops back to pass but more because of the weak links on the oline…

  • SnB Production

    ArmChair,

    The Raiders need to be ready to go week 1….that’s the key.

    No country club training camps. Get ready for week 1.

    Preparation was the difference between getting that 1 extra win

  • TerrapinRaider

    I hope you guys see those stats with all the complaining about Hue Jack. From the the top 10 in the league in 1 year!

  • ArmChair GM

    # YoungAmerican Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Sign free agents Harvey Dahl and Ryan Harris to shore up the right side of the line, make a run at WR James Jones or CB Jonathan Joseph, and re-sign guys like Seymour, Miller, Gallery, and if possible Bush or Huff. Bring Satele and maybe Barnes back on the cheap… with another halfway decent draft, you’d be looking at a team that can play with the better teams in the league.
    _________________________________________________________

    Good post…I would add an experienced receiver to that list…

    CUT DHB!!!

  • TerrapinRaider

    Although I’m see to many short outs …maybe Hue is trying to protect that line which is seeing a fierc pass rush.

  • 504 Raider

    Pick 6.

  • cw2147

    Hue Jackson is going to get some interviews in the offseason

  • ArmChair GM

    # SnB Production Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    ArmChair,

    The Raiders need to be ready to go week 1….that’s the key.

    No country club training camps. Get ready for week 1.

    Preparation was the difference between getting that 1 extra win
    ______________________________________________________

    Very true! Again that’s on the coaching staff in my opinion.

    We were also unprepared after the bye week.

  • YoungAmerican

    Routt making Blair White look like Steve Largent.

  • 504 Raider

    We also need defensive coaches who stress that the first tackler stands up the guy while other Raiders pull at and strip the ball out.

    This is standard defense for Bears, Jets, Steelers and Saints.

  • The Dirtee Raccoon

    Prevent from winning!

  • Raiders for life

    Peyton is gonna pick on Routt

  • olinesux

    good job houston knock his $&& out!

  • RaidersMom

    Cincy holds SD to a FG.

  • SnB Production

    If the playoffs were on the line, I’d be upset with Houston…since its not…go ahead young man

  • The Dirtee Raccoon

    ROut look out..

  • Pretty Rick

    Dumb penalties,,, Raiders tradition along with a few fights.

  • Raiders for life

    Wow, Raiders got a little break.

  • 504 Raider

    And Routt almost got one to offset that.

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

    Bullsh!t

  • Pretty Rick

    Another dumb penalty.

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

    he fell down

  • RaidersMom

    Damn!

  • SnB Production

    Again, let’s go spend $15MM and get another lockdown cornerback….

  • olinesux

    there is branch….

  • The Dirtee Raccoon

    YEp

  • YoungAmerican

    Thanks, Chris Johnson.