End 3rd qtr: Colts 24, Raiders 16


Third quarter notes

— Indianapolis had the ball with a first-and-10 at their own 25 on the last play of the quarter following an offsides penalty by Matt Shaughnessy on third-and-3.

— After the Colts scored, the Raiders went three and out as Jason Campbell was sacked by Dwight Freeney for seven yards on first down.

— Peyton Manning’s 4-yard touchdown pass to Blair White against Stanford Routt put the Colts up 24-16 with 2:55 left in the third quarter.

Manning changed the play at the line of scrimmage while staring directly into a Black Hole trying to make enough noise to make it impossible.

Indianapolis was the beneficiary of a ticky-tack pass interference flag against Routt who was flagged for minimal contact on an incompletion to White on a seam route, setting up the Colts with a first down at the 13-yard line.

—Janikowski converted from 52 yards following an incomplete pass from Campbell to Ford in the red zone with some aggressive defense from Cornelius Brown that could have _ and maybe should have _ drawn a flag for pass interference.

It brought Oakland within 17-16 with 7:53 left.

— The Raiders failed to cash in on a Manning interception and went three and out from their own 43.

On the Colts’ first series, Manning overthrew Tamme, who was being covered by Rolando McClain, with Huff making the catch from deep safety on a dive.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Plunketthead

    I hated that he went to Denver of all places

  • davidon

    They gotta also work on the 2 min offense and getting plays off quicker..way to much wasted time on that drive

  • 504 Raider

    132.Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    Get ready for the Tebow love tonight on the circuit.

    He was lights out in the second half.

    Just warning you guys ahead of time.


    Just warning YOU, JFB. Remember last week you almost got accused of being in love with Tebow. You doing alot of updating on that dude. Somebody gonna pop up and say some stuff that might get them banned.

  • Plunketthead

    Lousy onside kick seabass

  • Just Fire Baby

    People now want the spread offense??

    I thought we were going to line up and run the ball, pound them and all that.

    Who told you all week that we needed to throw 35+ times to win??

  • 144.Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    Ah…..the Jason Campbell era at it’s best.

    Don’t know how we upgrade over him, because he is average and above-average is difficult to find, but he will never QB a playoff game.

    Just doesn’t have “it”.


    Right, so we gotta take a chace at a FA/Rookie! BOTH. Let Campbell play till we have a better QB

  • RaiderRockstar

    lets see if Seabass can earn that monster paycheck Al gave him this past offseason …

  • J Hill

    We’re better off paying attention to the fact that we didn’t have ONE first down until 13 mins left in the second quarter-against the 19th defense.


    That’s what happens when our running game gets stuffed and the only pass plays calls are screens that don’t work.

  • olinesux

    san diegos window has closed

  • RaidingTexas

    Well, Norv Turner may become available again.

  • J Hill

    Fitting end right there …

    DAMN good call, lol!

  • 504 Raider

    Wrong, that was dumb by Peyton. He had a TD easy.

  • Just Fire Baby

    We ended up with 8 more yards than the Miami game.

  • olinesux

    almost a good season…oh well been here before…damm raiders.

  • Raiders for life

    Raiders for life Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    Peyton looks like he’s on vacation and relaxing in Hawaii

    I meant relaxing in Oakland.

  • Orthodoxdj

    KC winning didn’t matter, after all. We didn’t want to take care of business at home. Sad day. I doubt we’ll be the first to win in KC this year. 7-9 is improvement, though.

  • J Hill

    0-6 in games where we give up over 30 pts!

    Just keep that in mind JFB!

  • ohioraider

    Jim Plunkett didn’t really have “it” either. The problem with this game, as a microcosm of the season, is a defense that breaks at inopportune moments. Campbell could get this team to the playoffs with some help at WR, center, and some more muscle at the interior of the defense. As for Cable, I think he’s here next year, and why not?

  • 504 Raider

    Bruce Gradkowski looks like Franco Harris.

  • SnB Production

    Add Jeff Fisher and Norv Turner to the “to be fired” list.

    and we all know Tom Cable is on the hot seat by virtue of coaching the Raiders

  • sirblitzalot

    Talk about point shaving. How much did Manning get paid for that slid?

  • Just Fire Baby

    Look at Bruce talking to Peyton.

    “Bro, I am way better than Curtis Painter and Jim Sorgi, and I will carry your golf clubs on Tuesday.”


    RaidingTexas Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    Well, Norv Turner may become available again.


    As head coach? No.
    As offensive play caller? More than possible. Al is already sorry he fired him.

  • buckeyeraider

    Excellent point J Hill.

    These guys can flog JC all they want. The bottom line is football games are won in the trenches. The Colts won both sides of the LOS. They throttled the Raiders run game for the most part.

    Their defense was speedy enough to shut down the Raiders screen game. Plays to Reece and McFadden that might have burnt other defenses for huge gains got dragged down from behind for two yd gains. Again and again.

    Eliminating the running game and the screen game put too much pressure on the o-line vs. Freeney,Mathis and co.

    JC and the WR corps just aren’t good enough to make D’s pay for it. Not yet.

  • Orthodoxdj

    Ohio Raider,

    I’m going to assume you’re joking. The defense can improve, but seriously, Campbell is to blame for this loss. This was just like the Miami game.

  • sirblitzalot

    These officials are more like movie directors. They orchestrate drives (ie ticky tack flags turning 4th downs into first downs for the Colts!), and then the commentators hue and cry about how “brilliant” Manning is; and how “the Raiders keep shooting themselves in the foot”. I am so glad I decided not to pay to see this corrupt crap!

  • sirblitzalot

    Everybody just walks in lockstep and opines on “Campbell lost this” and we got “beat in the trenches” and blah, blah, blah…. The Raiders get screwed every year. No matter how many different HC we get will ALWAYS be the MOST PENALIZED TEAM IN THE NFL. FOREVER!!! MFers