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.