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Halftime: Colts 17, Raiders 13

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, December 26th, 2010 at 2:34 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Second half notes

Indianapolis took a 17-13 lead on Peyton Manning’s 18-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Tamme,a drive helped by a 25-yard pass interference flag on Chris Johnson (minimal contact) and with skirmishes resulting in personal fouls on both sides.

The Raiders got in position for a 53-yard field goal attempt by Sebastian Janikowski at the gun, but he missed the kick after earlier converting from 59.

—The Colts went three and out following Janikowski’s field goal, with Michael Huff stopping Jacob Tamme a yard short on a 4-yard pass from Manning on third-and-5.

The Raiders then drove from their own 18 into Indianapolis territory, with Darren McFadden bursting for 26 yards on the first play, Campbell hitting a 9-yard pass to Louis Murphy on third-and-9 and a 9-yard pass to Chaz Schilens to the Indy 29 on third-and-4.

A 4-yard pass to Brandon Myers on third-and-6 brought out Sebastian Janikowski at the two-minute warning for a 38-yard field goal and a 13-10 lead. The kick fin

— Janikowski hammered a 59-yard field goal through the uprights with 9:31 to play at halftime as the Raiders tied the score following a 34-yard drive in nine plays. Oakland had its first two first downs of the game on the drive.

It was the second-longest field goal in Raiders history. Janikowski had a 61-yard field goal against Cleveland 364 days ago. Janikowski and Morten Andersen are the only two players in NFL history with two field goals of 59 yards or more.

—The Raiders stiffened to open the second quarter, forcing a chip-shot field goal by Adam Vinatieri after Chris Johnson broke up a second-and-7 Manning pass for Pierre Garcon and John Henderson batted down the third down throw.

Indianapolis drove 50 yards in 11 plays for the score.

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  • RaidersMom

    Get. Into. The. Endzone. Raiders. !.

  • buckeyeraider

    They needed that. Gotta take advantage of this one. Wasted their first opportunity off t.o.

  • RaidersMom

    Aw geez.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    SnB Production Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    EnglandRaider,

    Don’t agree. Team has put up 16 points mid-way to 3rd QTR….in the game.

    Indy can play ball too

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    Thirteen effin points?!
    A run back by Ford and two field goals-ONE from beyind the sixty!
    Campbell and the offense didn’t get a first down until 13 minutes left in the second quarter!
    Sure Indy can play football-they’ve got Manning.
    Our offense has still been pathetic against the 19th defensive team in the league.

  • morilla

    Bad day for JC.

  • buckeyeraider

    Unfrickingbelievable.

    Colts owning both l.o.s.

  • morilla

    3 seconds folks. 3 seconds then get rid of it.

  • Orthodoxdj

    What really sucks is that this team is actually pretty good. If we had an above average QB we’d be in the playoffs. Drafting a QB is a good idea, but playing a rookie will feel like a setback.

  • Orthodoxdj

    Dominic Rhodes??? This is pathetic. The D is doing a decent job, but they have to be tired by now. JC has had a crappy day, but it’s not entirely his fault. Miller’s drop early in the game was a big setback. It set the tone for the day, or so it seems.

  • buckeyeraider

    Raiders might give 200 rushing yds to 32nd ranked rush off. Saaaaad.

  • Orthodoxdj

    Blitzing Manning doesn’t work.