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Halftime: Raiders 3, Chiefs 3

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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  • 505raiders

    damn d moore had to slo down to catch that

  • alex7

    Moore, one of our many young players expected to improve and play a bigger role next year.

  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    Raiders now need 22 penalty yards to set an NFL single season record.

  • RaidingTexas

    Why are you so caught up on JC, Alex? Nobody else is talking about him but you.

    You just like to argue about everything, even things that shouldn’t be argued since one guy can’t even play right now.

  • olinesux

    bomb vs cover 2 ZONE sound familiar?

  • WESTRAIDER

    Flag fest starts now

  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    Branch just got smoked.

  • olinesux

    her comes chucky b

  • alex7

    texas,

    just for fun. I like the Palmer trade as he’s much better at stretching defenses out. Don’t take it seriously, it’s just for fun.

    I appreciate JC stabilizing our QB position after years of Hobert, Tui, and Aaron Brooks.

  • Thec07

    mcclain is making my blood boil

  • JT

    Gotta dominate here guys, 3 and out

  • RaiderCrunch

    WTF, are we in prevent right now? WTF

  • Thec07

    really…he had 20 seconds to throw…wtf

  • olinesux

    i knew it was too good to be true

  • JT

    111.JT Says:
    December 24th, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    Gotta dominate here guys, 3 and out

    I knew that wouldnt work.

  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    Raiders just got toasted.

  • JT

    Orton is a pro bowl qb vs raiders

  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    This defense is horrible.

  • Surge92

    We need to make a goal-line stand here.

  • RaidingTexas

    Giordano fkd up by suddenly going left there. It was zone coverage, so you don’t get pulled off your coverage by Orton looking left there. Idiotic play by Gio. Almost wipes out his INT earlier.

  • olinesux

    any qb is a probowler against zone

  • alex7

    gio got turned around :(

  • WESTRAIDER

    Suck b yeaaaaaaaa great d callin lmfao

  • Thec07

    OK D lets man up and hold them to a FG…

  • Thec07

    LETS GO RAIDERS…

  • djohnnyg

    What? Are Raiders playing not to lose cuz they were up 7 with two quarters to go?

    “Let’s go to the zone. We’ve been ok so far so we need to give up some points here guys…but qucickly please.”

  • Thec07

    Way to go D…Knew you could do it way to man the F up

  • RaidingTexas

    Olinesux Says:

    any qb is a probowler against zone

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    It’s not just that they were in zone. But when you allow a QB to look you off your zone assignment, it makes it all the worse.

  • Surge92

    Good. Defense did its job.

  • Thec07

    OK PALMER and Coach…That last possession we had was great, need to answer the Fg with a TD…LETs go CARSON YOU CAN DO IT…

  • DaTruth91

    good play McClain…saved a td. even though it doesnt count in the stat book

  • 504 Raider

    McClain finally made a play without the gun.

  • Thec07

    LETS GO RAIDERS LETS GO…

  • djohnnyg

    Serious ?.

    Does the Raider “zone” ever work? Has it ever worked this year?

    Why go to it all of a sudden?

  • JT

    This is the time for a good penalty free drive. Pass on first down.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Big play by Slowlando.

    One thing he does is use his length well.

    Still waiting for him to actually make a tackle on a run that isn’t right up the middle.

    His sideline pursuit is pathetic.

  • djohnnyg

    132.504 Raider Says:
    December 24th, 2011 at 1:16 pm
    McClain finally made a play without the gun.

    You don’t know that for sure.

  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    Raiders need to take a serious look at Raheem Morris for Defensive Coordinator once he is fired in Tampa

  • Thec07

    come on Raides lets go guys…

  • olinesux

    satalle didnt get to his man myers got blown up

  • RaiderCrunch

    SSSSSSSooooooooooooooo predictable WTF

  • RaidingTexas

    JT Says:

    This is the time for a good penalty free drive. Pass on first down.

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    And a time-consuming drive at that. They need to get this game the fk over with and be on the first flight out.

  • 504 Raider

    137.djohnnyg Says:
    December 24th, 2011 at 1:17 pm
    132.504 Raider Says:
    December 24th, 2011 at 1:16 pm
    McClain finally made a play without the gun.

    You don’t know that for sure.

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    Sullivan told me so.

  • DaTruth91

    damn we use Time outs really quick in the 3rd qrt…smh

  • Thec07

    Bush is not fast enough to run wide..Come on coach…

  • RAIDERMAN99

    I thought Myers was supposed to be able to block.

  • RaiderCrunch

    Why do the Raiders always need untimely time outs to think about what to fckng call? Don’t they have a play chart?

  • http://www.wasRaider75.com wasbanned

    Palmer throws into double coverage again

  • RaidingTexas

    Man, the Bills may just do it. The Raiders have to play inspired ball these last 17 minutes.

  • 504 Raider

    138.wasbanned Says:
    December 24th, 2011 at 1:18 pm
    Raiders need to take a serious look at Raheem Morris for Defensive Coordinator once he is fired in Tampa

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    Woke up this morning thinking of that. Word is he will get the ax Jan 2.