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).


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • davidon

    Why is Palmer throwing into double? i thought he was smarter than that

  • RaiderCrunch

    Throw the ball to Moore. Moore is the playmaker. Get him the ball. It really is that simple.

  • alex7

    Raheem runs a 4-3 cover 2.

    I think we’ll look at 3-4 guys.

    Morris’ Bucs D has been awful the last 4 years.

  • LB

    Palmer is a joke. We didn’t he hit Reece coming out of the back field!

  • alex7


    the D thinks it’s that simple too, and are probably double-teaming him every play 🙂

  • 505raiders

    reece was open coming outta the backfield

  • RaidingTexas

    Wasbanned Says:
    December 24th, 2011 at 1:20 pm
    Palmer throws into double coverage again


    Not only double coverage, but both DBs had a better chance at catching it than the WR.

  • YoungAmerican

    Can anyone on this defense tackle?

  • 505raiders

    he only needed six yards not 16

  • olinesux

    is that the record?

  • JT

    All of a sudden the chiefs O is playing with urgency…
    the raiders O? Just going trough this and that, no mometum

  • 504 Raider

    “We will get it fixed I promise you.”

    Ya Boy Hue.

  • djohnnyg

    Bills are gonna win…it looks like.

  • RaidingTexas

    Wow. I was joking earlier when I said they would break the penalty record this week. They really are going to do it. Unbelievable.

  • alex7


    Raider O has scored 7 points the last 2 drives.
    Chiefs O has scored 3.

    settle down.

  • davidon


    His decision making is worrisome. SHOULD be smarter than that

  • JT

    4th quarter…

    Its now or never

  • raiderzmaverick

    Damned guys, we control our fate. Denver is losing. Jets are losing. If we win, it’ll be up to us to win the last game and we should be in the playoffs…

  • Thec07

    LETS GO RAIDERS…We will win…

  • raiderzmaverick

    Don’t believe we didn’t get that score on the fake field goal though. That was beautifully executed…

  • olinesux

    defense needs a stop bad

  • 505raiders

    too much on hues plate

    for him suceed and be a great head coach he needs someone to call the plays on O

  • olinesux

    maybe they should tape their fingers together?

  • Surge92

    The Donks continue to lose. We have to do our part now. C’mon, Raiders!

  • LB

    We just can’t move the ball with Palmer under center. That was a good pass but the hold held Moore up. Palmer needs to throw to the receiver and not just to a spot.