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Halftime: Raiders 3, Chiefs 3

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Saturday, December 24th, 2011 at 12:35 pm in Oakland Raiders.

In what could be a record-setting season with regard to penalties, the Raiders had what could be their most costly of the season _ a delay of game call that negated a beautifully executed 36-yard touchdown shovel pass from Shane Lechler to Brandon Myers off a fake 53-yard field goal attempt.

The resulting 5-yard penalty pushed Oakland back five yards, where Janikowski had a 58-yard attempt hit the cross bar and bounce back short.

Oakland averted a Kansas City scoring drive when Matt Giordano made an end zone interception and ran it back 62 yards, with Carson Palmer giving the ball right back with his second interception of the game, this one to Javier Arenas.

Kanssa City eventually got itself in position for a 49-yard field goal attempt at the gun by Ryan Succop, which was blocked. It ended one of the worst halves of football in recent memory. Giordano, subbing for Michael Huff, out with a hamstring injury, was injured on the play. He needed assistance getting back to the locker room.

The Raiders finished the half with 10 penalties for 57 yards, including three by Stanford Routt (two for defensive holding, one for pass interference).

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  • alex7

    agreed armer

    the brain is a bit slower to process an NFL D when you were retired for 11 months before coming back in mid-season.

  • HueKnows

    You can either believe in the image of CP several years ago or you can believe your eyes. The choice is up to you.

  • YoungAmerican

    Did anyone see who it was that hurt Giordano?

  • djohnnyg

    39.Thec07 Says:
    December 24th, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    OK RAIDERS LETS GO….

    PALMER GET YOU HEAD OUT AND LETS WIN THIS GAME…

    YOU GUYS CAN DO THIS…

    WE WILL WIN THIS GAME….

    I hope you’re right man.

    This is it.

  • alex7

    lol thec,

    then why’d you bring it up?

    YA,
    it was #88 on the Chiefs, because Gio got up and kept running after being tackled.

  • JT

    good to see Giordano back in there

  • Thec07

    some hitting going on right now…

    Ok carson, earn your keep…

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Whew ! 3rd and 20 and they actually got off the field !

  • YoungAmerican

    Becht. Veteran. Should know better. Someone should blow out his knee.

  • alex7

    Bowe beating man coverage. Imagine that.

  • alex7

    next year,

    keeping the O in tact (top-10 two years in a row)
    new D
    new ST

    playoffs.

  • hendu

    ok 12 men on the field,again!Thats ALs fault,rightsfbs,d?

  • alex7

    that would be the special team’s coach’s fault. Who was hired by Al :)

  • olinesux

    another two runs cmon

  • Thec07

    Palmer looking good…Keep it up…LETS GO

  • olinesux

    run run run

  • olinesux

    cmon run

  • hendu

    mrs,stfu

  • WESTRAIDER

    No draft next season= same sorry team next year= ugly

  • RaidingTexas

    Raiders offense is #15 in the category that ultimately decides games: POINTS SCORED.

    Given the scores in games currently being played, the Raiders will fall to #18 if they don’t put up more points in the second half (Buff, Cincy and Minn all currently stand to pass them).

    Let’s please quit saying foolish things like “top 10 offense”.

  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    OUCH!!!!!!!

  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    I am sick of seeing flags on the Raiders after every successful play.

  • JT

    this is bs
    no team with that amount of garbage penaltys can win in the NFL

  • davidon

    I’m in DC and Palmer is reminding me of Grossman a guaranteed 2 INTs a game…can’t get far with that

  • alex7

    west raider,

    young NFL players are expected to improve.

    We have about 10 players we’re expecting to improve next year and fill in starting roles.

  • Thec07

    Lets go team…Man up…

  • morilla

    JC can’t do THAT

  • olinesux

    no flags?

  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    HELL YEAH!!!!!

  • Surge92

    Moore is awesome!

  • WESTRAIDER

    They cant stay healthy

  • RaiderCrunch

    The Great Denarius Moore!

  • Thec07

    Good pass Carson…

  • YoungAmerican

    There we go.

  • Surge92

    That’s why we got Carson Palmer, ladies and gents.

  • Thec07

    way to go team…Keep it up…We can win this game…

  • olinesux

    wth? jajason misses that…quick someone abduct chucky b….

  • WESTRAIDER

    Wow bout time

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Can you believe we’re winning this game ?

  • 504 Raider

    Couldn’t even get excited cus I was looking for the flag. This team kills me.

    OK we good now. YYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • JT

    Thats a touch long pass bomb. Merry Xmas Al Davis

  • RaidingTexas

    Surge92 Says:

    That’s why we got Carson Palmer, ladies and gents.

    ————————–

    To do that once every five games?

  • Thec07

    CP playing better this half so far…I like the play calling kept the D off balance… Shoort intermediate passing than BOOOOM….

  • YoungAmerican

    When Ford and Moore spend three or four consecutive seasons hampered by the same type of injury, then we can say they can’t stay healthy.

  • DaTruth91

    man he is a game changer…..im down the with signing him to an exten now,,,,D Wow

  • big pep

    Lets go “Damarius moore”

  • alex7

    JC would have checked that down for a 3-yard gain also :)

  • RaidingTexas

    504 Raider Says:

    Couldn’t even get excited cus I was looking for the flag. This team kills me.

    ————————–

    LOL me too, man. I was like “Where the fk is it? I know it’s out there somewhere.” Even the announcer made a point to say there was no flag.

  • mcfadden20.

    JT Says:
    December 24th, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Thats a touch long pass bomb. Merry Xmas Al Davis

    CODE BLACK

  • davidon

    let’s see how the D blows it