Halftime: Raiders 21, Bills 3


The Raiders held Buffalo to a 25-yard field goal with 2:22 left in the half after the Bills drove 70 yards in 10 plays, then marched right down the field for a touchdown on a 1-yard run by Jason Campbell for a 21-3 lead.

Buffalo moved steadily with the pass, only to have Michael Huff stop David Nelson short of a first down on a 7-yard pass to the 7-yard line. The Bills opted for Ryan Lindell and the field goal team rather than go for the first down.

The Raiders got the ball back with 2:17 left in the half and struck with a 16-yard pass from Campbell to Darren McFadden, a 42-yard sideline streak from Campbell to rookie Denarius Moore and a 22-yard run on a draw to Michael Bush to the 1. Campbell scored on the next play.

Oakland scored twice on a 1-yard run by Bush and a 5-yard run by McFadden. Stanford Routt’s interception of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick set up a short-field 34-yard drive for the second score.

Buffalo got the ball one last time at the end of the half and had a 39-yard field goal attempt blocked at the gun by Tyvon Branch to complete one of their better halves of football in a long time


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • JB

    21 unanswered points! Nice job Bresnahan.

  • beach

    Hue Jackson must have celebrated at halftime. He is showing complete ignorance now! ffffffffffffffffffffffff

  • olinesux

    Well at least nick miller can’t run it out now

  • hendu

    Miller has been JUNK,given the Raiders lousy field position,drop his ass,boot his ass out of the plane.Defense is JUNK,as well,3rd Quarter

  • lefty12

    You won’t buy a ticket if they win

  • davidon

    I don’t know if Bres is to blame..bad execution

  • beach

    Like Warren Sapp says, you hit the Raiders in the mouth, and they give up! What a total embarrassment and lack of effort in the 3rd quarter.

  • armond

    im glad we got a 15 yd penalty on the KO. now miller cant return it so we are going to be on the 20. i didnt think jackson got in. that penalty on mcclain was weak but we have to get our sh!t 2gether now. man the fugg up!

  • morilla

    They aren’t sending any blitzes. Need more pressure.

  • Mj57

    From 21 to 3 to 24 to 3 in a efffing blink of an eye

  • beach

    255.lefty12 Says:
    September 18th, 2011 at 12:27 pm
    You won’t buy a ticket if they win


    Shut up, bum. I’ve had season tickets in Oakland since 1980. I’m sick and tired of paying for a bad show. You are a loser!

  • devilr8er

    ROMAC and CJ cost us that game.

  • devilr8er

    Where are the Nmamdi haters now?

  • TheGreatness

    MCClain is horrible. We need a MLB in the worst way!!

  • TheGreatness

    Need a huge effort in our home opener, we also need linebacker and secondary help pronto!