1st quarter: Vikings 7, Raiders 3


The Vikings struck first with a 77-yard drive that featured three personal-foul penaties by the Raiders for 42 yards.
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson capped the drive with a 12-yard run through the heart of the Raiders defense, without encountering much resistance.
Peterson’s scoring jaunt came one play after Raiders strong safety tackled wide receiver Percy Harvin by the face mask for a 12-yard penalty at the end of a 9-yard completion.
Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly kept alive the drive with a roughing-the-passer penalty on Christian Ponder on what should have been a drive-ending sack.
Oakland’s first drive ended with Carson Palmer being sacked by linebacker Chad Greenway. It appeared as if Palmer wanted to hit fullback Marcel Reece on a deep pass. However, the Vikings had two men covering Reece.
Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was open on the play, but Palmer didn’t spot him in time. Not a surprise, given Heyward-Bey had only one pass thrown his way the past two games.
The Raiders countered the Vikings scoring drive with a sequence that culminated with a Sebastian Janikowski 29-yard field goal.
Rookie Taiwan Jones set up the drive with a 46-yard kick return to the Raiders 45-yard line. Palmer completed 2 of 3 passes for 13 yards on the drive. Reece and Bush had long runs that kept alive the drive.

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  • olinesux

    i cant believe anyone ever doubted palmer

  • Cervantes

    This is the best Meyer game I’ve ever seen

  • mcfadden20.

    Samson Satele seems to get injured in almost every game.. im surprised how he started so many games for us.. now only if Mcf could do that..

  • Where is this dumb a$$ ?

    wasbanned Says:
    November 20th, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Raiders should just pack it up and head home.

  • Hue is getting dumb again

  • J Hill

    Now that was a bad call HUE!!!!

    2 yd QB sneak?????

  • yeyyeaaa baby! this train is too fast to jump on now…we rollin.


  • olinesux

    that was a bad call no tos left

  • But you dont like Palmer, remember?

    RaiderDebo Says:
    November 20th, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Should have bet my life savings on this game!!

  • Cervantes

    This is terrible clock management. That’s Hue being too damn stubborn. Give it to Bush man.

  • olinesux


  • LOL this MF is CRAAAYYYZEEEEE!!!! i love it

  • TD and fantasy points for me!

  • aig-raiders

    Hate those calls but hue is one stubborn mofo

  • mcfadden20.

    Thug Lyfe..

  • RaiderDebo

    We’ve got a dominant road team folks. I wish we could play the rest of our games on the road.

  • Crimedog

    Gaaad damnit Hue!! I need TDs for Bush! WTF?

  • how much did Green Bay put on these guys at the half again? at home?

  • RaidingTexas

    Awesome! I already have 14.86 points from Palmer in my FFL game. Loving it!

  • Cervantes

    Should have been TO with 25 seconds to play. Lead hand off to Bush with Barnes or Heyer in the back field leading the way. Hue got lucky right there.

  • Blackmamba_20

    Fckn guys still complaining in here, look at the damn score board… Palmer doin work

  • mcfadden20.

    164.aig-raiders Says:
    November 20th, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Hate those calls but hue is one stubborn mofo

    yea reminds of a kid whos spoiled and need to get his toys

  • Just Fire Baby

    MUCH props to Myers!!!!

    He gets bashed on here a lot for some reason.


    People wanted to cut him all preseason.

  • RaiderDebo

    159.MistaBrown Says:
    November 20th, 2011 at 11:25 am
    But you dont like Palmer, remember?

    RaiderDebo Says:
    November 20th, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Should have bet my life savings on this game!!

    Love the guy when he does his JC impersonation.

  • davidon

    Now I feel better

  • mcfadden20.


  • davidon

    173..that one Myers catch was unbelievable

  • raidermarty

    Man those qb sneaks scare me but otherwise HUE is calling a masterful game and the viqueen turnovers don’t hurt either!!!!
    ball first to start the second half!!!!!

  • Try Some Reality

    Olinesux Says:
    November 20th, 2011 at 11:23 am

    i cant believe anyone ever doubted palmer


    Some of these goons still doubt him, or are quick to criticize. Just watch. When Palmer throws his next pick (and he will, all QBs do), pay attention to the goons in here that are all too happy to celebrate it.

  • davidon

    And still not a complete game..D is still worrisome

  • supapimp

    CP3 is the man! Raiders need to stop committing boneheaded defensive penalties tho. Thats how the vikings scored in the first place.

  • Gerard

    What’s great to see is Raiders taking advantage of opposing team’s mistakes.

    Everytime they’ve screwed up Raiders have capitalized.

    THAT will win you games.