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Final: Broncos 37, Raiders 6

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, September 30th, 2012 at 4:00 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Denver Broncos reclaimed their home field with a vengeance Sunday in a 37-6 win over the Raiders before 76,013 fans at Sports Authority Field.

Quarterback Peyton Manning, who had nothing to do with the previous four losses to Oakland in Denver, orchestrated the win operating mostly out of a no-huddle offense the Raiders expected but could do nothing to stop.

Manning completed 30 of 38 passes for 338 yards and touchdown passes of 22 yards to Joel Dreessen, 17 yards to Eric Decker and 14 yards to Lance Ball.

Running back Willis McGahee gained 122 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown, and Matt Prater added field goals of 21 and 53 yards as the Broncos improved to 2-2.

Oakland managed field goals of 38 and 24 yards by Sebastian Janikowski, both drives which would have required touchdowns to have any meaningful chance at staying in the game.

The Raiders fall to 1-3, tied with Kansas City for last place in the AFC West, heading into their bye week. Denver is a game back of the first-place San Diego Chargers (3-1).

Coach Dennis Allen and his staff will have an additional week to figure out how to shore up a defense that has been shredded in each of the last three games against Miami, Pittsburgh and Denver.

Coming up after the bye is a difficult road assignment against the Atlanta Falcons and quarterback Matt Ryan, one of the NFL’s top home quarterbacks, throwing to receivers Roddy White, Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalez.

The Broncos gave the Raiders some false hope late in the first half with a fake field goal attempt went awry, with place kicker Matt Prater throwing hopelessly incomplete on fourth-and-1 and giving the Raiders at the 36-yard line.

A 37-yard pass from quarterback Carson Palmer to Denarius Moore got the ball to the 13-yard line and Oakland eventually reached the 6. Palmer, however, threw incomplete on third-and-3 from the 6 and Janikowski came in to kick his second ifeld goal, this one from 24 yards out.

Any spark the Raiders had from that play quickly dissipated as Denver scored three touchdowns in the second quarter, a period Oakland has been outscored 55-7 this season.

Oakland’s plan going into the Denver game was simply enough in theory.

– Get Darren McFadden off and running against the Broncos, a team which he had gutted for 508 yards in their last four meetings.

– Get a lead, controlling the ball in the process, in hopes of keeping Manning from getting into a rhythm with the Denver no-huddle offense and keeping the Broncos pass rush in check.

The Raiders failed miserably on both counts.

McFadden had 15 yards on his first three carries but did little thereafter, finishing with 34 yards on 13 carries.

The Broncos established the tempo in the first quarter even if they hadn’t yet taken control of the game, controlling the ball for 11:15 with Manning-directed drives of 80 and 77 yards, the first ending in the 22-yard strike to Dreessen and the second on a 21-yard Prater field goal.

In between those two possessions, the Raiders managed a 60-yard drive of their own, but stalled at the 20-yard line, with Janikowski converting a 38-yard field goal.

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  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Priesttj12 Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Why in hell would you get a rookie coach knowing you’re a rookie GM? it smacks of arrogance and based on what???

    =========================================

    Okay, fill us in. Who would you have hired as head coach? Names, please.

  • TheBay2LA

    Priesttj12 Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:13 pm
    You may be right, and in that case what we have is complete continuity. Only Al made his dumb decisions out of hubris and stubbornness, while McKenzie is making decisions probably out of desperation.
    ****************************************************
    Reggie can’t carry Big Al’s jock………..and probably never will. He’s green as grass and doesn’t know the league. Other GM’s don’t respect him. He has no cache no credit and no pull. He’s got a lot to learn and it shows, why in hell would you get a rookie coahc knowing you’re a rookie GM? it smacks of arrogance and based on what???

    This may be a really good point in terms of both being green. I think having a veteran coach might have led to an undermining if Reggie.

  • Method To My Madness

    AmysInCharge Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:15 pm
    Dont fret over that Faider football guys,..the bay area is in good hands,..Niners represent!!!
    ********************8

    Yep I agree bob

    Knapp=49er
    Tarver= 49er

    No wonder we are 3-1 in first place in the AFC WEST lol

  • Just Win Baby

    Am I alone in thinking this bye week couldn’t have come at a better time?

  • Raiderbuck

    Well jeeze everyone, it wasn’t all that bad,….

    BAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA!!!

    Okay it was!

    Time for a change of plan. Patience can kiss my a$$. Knapp MUST go, Tarver MUST go, they are completely inept and a 4 year old can tell that.

  • Marks hair

    FIRE KNAPP OUT OF A CANNON STRAIGHT INTO TO BAY!

  • DJ Johnny

    The Raiders should stay in Oakland but the people of Oakland and the Raider Nation in general deserve better than this crap.

  • DKnight007

    Priesttj12 Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:13 pm
    You may be right, and in that case what we have is complete continuity. Only Al made his dumb decisions out of hubris and stubbornness, while McKenzie is making decisions probably out of desperation.
    ****************************************************
    Reggie can’t carry Big Al’s jock………..and probably never will. He’s green as grass and doesn’t know the league. Other GM’s don’t respect him. He has no cache no credit and no pull. He’s got a lot to learn and it shows, why in hell would you get a rookie coahc knowing you’re a rookie GM? it smacks of arrogance and based on what???

    ^^^^^^^
    That was Mark and Reggies big screw up!

    They didn’t properly evaluate the how important Hue’s offense was and all that was needed was to fix the D.

    Now the team is going backwards instead of forward.

    Sad!

  • 505raiders

    you take the run game you take out the raiders

    dungover was overplaying the run until we were in a position where we had to pass

    mcfadden could have cutback a few times but he seems to be looking for holes that are not there

  • J Hill

    I’d rather have Anthony Dorsett

    ————————————————————

    SMH

  • nyraider

    Guaranteed Big Wiz saw this coming when he left. Our Oline went from good to bad very quick.

  • TheBay2LA

    I look forward to reading Omorans take on the game, more so then anything Corkran posts after the ensuing 1k posts!! At least Omorans posts will bring a good chuckle!

  • lefty12

    Well,at least alias and his array of sock puppets are enjoying today.Go A’s,Go Raiders.

  • Just Win Baby

    And Reggie’s 4 games as a GM aren’t why this team sucks. He still has to purge Davis ‘talent’ and replace them with football players. Cant do it all in one offseason. He inherited a true clusterphuck.

  • omoran

    Our Offense is Killing our boys at Defense!
    Can anyone out there tell.ALLEN TARVER and REGGIE
    Some Please!

  • DKnight007

    Nyraider Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:14 pm
    why be upset? Reggie is building the best practice squad in the NFL!!

    ^^^^^^
    My bro was saying the same thing! LOL!

    Manning was playing his practice squad today!

    LMAO! Terrible!

  • AmysInCharge

    Nobody listened to Brien back in the Spring,..he nailed it,..said Knapp would be the death of the Raiders,…hey bro we got the A`s at least!!! :)

  • Method To My Madness

    Boss01 Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:14 pm
    We all knew the defense needed a complete makeover from last year…some here blamed Chuck B but now the same Chuck B haters are hate’n on Tarver…

    But what does Reggie do? brings in two injury prone CB’s who are 2nd tier and didn’t even last a week, then he gets rid of the only pass rusher and brings in who? Phillip Wheeler who up until today I was impressed with his all hawking, but he was no pass rusher to begin with.

    He keeps those two bums Seymour and Kelly who are making out like gangbusters cashing those game checks and what else does he do? Nothing, absolutely nothing to address the defense other than Miles Burris…

    What he should have done is get rid of the dead weight overpaid bums like Seymour, Kelly and that BUST of a joke McClain.

    But oh well, he gets paid the big bucks, was recommended by Ron Wolf and John Madden, and won over an incompetent owner, he obviously knows what he is doing
    ********************

    HAHAHAHAHA

  • DJ Johnny

    RaiderDuck Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:15 pm
    Priesttj12 Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Why in hell would you get a rookie coach knowing you’re a rookie GM? it smacks of arrogance and based on what???

    =========================================

    Okay, fill us in. Who would you have hired as head coach? Names, please.

    Marty Morninwheg, Winston Moss, Marv Levy, Mike Ditka…. ANYBODY would be better.

    I have NEVER seen an NFL HC…EVER…laff and smile after getting hammered like DA did today…NEVER.

  • Marks hair

    BURN IT DOWN

  • VanHeathen30

    Another humiliating. Defeat. PATHETIC

  • Method To My Madness

    J Hill Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:17 pm
    I’d rather have Anthony Dorsett

    ————————————————————

    SMH
    *************************

    Dorsett still made more plays than huff ever has! Huff never even scored a TD! Playmaker? Think not

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Just Win Baby Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:16 pm
    Am I alone in thinking this bye week couldn’t have come at a better time?
    —————————————————–
    It doesn’t matter. If I were many of the players on this roster, I wouldn’t stray to far from the building….better be in watching film, working out or just showing your face…..because you could release about 80% of this roster and not miss a beat

  • JB

    NFL teams do NOT win without O-lines & D-lines. In our case we are deficient in both. To make matters worse, we are deficient at MLB, both CB’s & at FS. Our backup depth is non-existent across the board.

    We do have some positives: our QB and back-up QB’s, RB & FB and our WR’s are talented but need experience. Our TE’s fall into the same category as the WR’s.

    Coaching wise, we need a new OC & ST coordinator. Based on the above, we have at least a three year wait before becoming a real contender.

  • raidertalk

    The Death Knell of this season came when the new regime decided to go with Zone-Blocking Offense, and discard the successful Power Block scheme that the organization had been drafting and building around for at least two years.

    The Defense was horrible already so any improvement, without high draft picks, would have been a bonus.

    Its a shame because the offense had some good pieces for power-blocking, DMAC, MOORE, CP, and a few of the OLinemen.

    Rebuilding had to happen either way. It was going to take a few years but now it will have to happen faster on the O…

  • Marks hair

    Worst secondary ever

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Marty Morninweigh = WCO

  • J Hill

    What he should have done is get rid of the dead weight overpaid bums like Seymour, Kelly and that BUST of a joke McClain.

    ————————————————————-

    Get rid of Al Davis guys????

    Blasphemy!!!!!

  • omoran

    If I could only talk to REGGIE for 3Min with my StopWatch on my hand!

  • TerrapinRaider

    Wait, hold up, didn’t Hue some DAs defense last year?

  • DKnight007

    Just Win Baby Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:18 pm
    And Reggie’s 4 games as a GM aren’t why this team sucks. He still has to purge Davis ‘talent’ and replace them with football players. Cant do it all in one offseason. He inherited a true clusterphuck.

    ^^^^^^^
    Bad choice to get rid of Hue and his offense. That was the strength of the team.

    If Hue was kept, than all McK and Hue would have needed to do was concentrate on fixing the defense, penalties and working the cap.

    As Hue said the day he was let go. He said, Davis and McK are going blow up the whole building and start all over.

    They sacrificed the short term winning and development of the last two years ahead of losing in the short term, and HOPE to win in 4 years or longer??

    Ugh

  • TerrapinRaider

    Wait, hold up, didn’t Hue smoke DAs defense last year?

  • lefty12

    Blaming Allen?Really?O,I get it,wink,wink.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    JB Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    NFL teams do NOT win without O-lines & D-lines. In our case we are deficient in both. To make matters worse, we are deficient at MLB, both CB’s & at FS. Our backup depth is non-existent across the board.
    ===================================================
    Truth is…been deficient on both lines for 10 years now.

    Been talking about that for years

  • Priesttj12

    I would have NEVER FIRED the coach that was here first of all. Second I would’ve got a guy I knew is a talent who got screwed and was hungry.

  • AmysInCharge

    The good news is no Raiders next sunday to ruin your weekends,..the better news is you all finally got a GM!!!!… #Enjoythat ;)

  • J Hill

    Dorsett though????

    SMH

  • Marks hair

    Wake me in 4 years

  • Method To My Madness

    AmysInCharge Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:18 pm
    Nobody listened to Brien back in the Spring,..he nailed it,..said Knapp would be the death of the Raiders,…hey bro we got the A`s at least!!!
    *******************

    They listening know about Knapp…he brought wrong system

    My father was OL coach at Bishop Montgomery High last year…they ran the ball great as my dad is a power blocking sorta guy…well coach this year wanted to go ZBS and was arrogant because he had played in the NFL and knew so much more….Pops bounced…..just like Wiz did….they both hate the ZBS

  • eastoaklandraider

    EastOak….you are wrong…A’s hit way better than those teams with better speed and better defense…Hudson was cool…fk zito and mulder, i never liked them. A’s are the team no one wants to play in postseason….we gonna cause much issues for teams this october
    —————

    are you smokin? tejada and giambi led teams were a much better hitting sqauds along with Tlong hattieburg Rhernandez and others. same for the frank thomas years.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    I’d rather have marquese pope and anthony dorsett over Michelle huff and Tyke Branch

  • DKnight007

    Hue lit up DA’s defense last year!! LOL

  • VanHeathen30

    The guy who should have been HC’ing the Raiders,
    Was the DC on the ther sidelines.
    DA looks like he wants other to do with this team.
    Probably headed into the Denver locker room afterwards for old times sake…

  • AmysInCharge

    Hi TJ from Mountain View,..how ya been bro?

  • Raiderbuck

    Darren McFadden 34 yards rushing,….

    Let that sink in for a bit, 34 phuking yards,… the best back in the NFL and he had 34 yards.

    Hey Coach Allen, I know this is your first year, but this schit isn’t working. I’m just telling ya in case you had questions.

  • Method To My Madness

    J Hill Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:22 pm
    Dorsett though????

    SMH
    **************************

    That’s how awful Huff is….you damn right I’d take Dorsett over him

  • Tricky70390

    This season is a lost cause. Might as well see what Pryor can do.

    And I’m not faulting Carson Palmer either. He and DMC were put in a ****y situation by DA and Knapp, but we might as well see what the future holds now.

  • eldiabs

    Darren McFadden avg 5.4 ypc last year and you decide to change the blocking scheme… F’N GENIUS

  • Raiderbuck

    #Raiders opponents completing 71.5% of passes. Only 2 teams ever allowed 70% or better for season

  • DKnight007

    Method To My Madness Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:22 pm
    AmysInCharge Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:18 pm
    Nobody listened to Brien back in the Spring,..he nailed it,..said Knapp would be the death of the Raiders,…hey bro we got the A`s at least!!!
    *******************

    They listening know about Knapp…he brought wrong system

    My father was OL coach at Bishop Montgomery High last year…they ran the ball great as my dad is a power blocking sorta guy…well coach this year wanted to go ZBS and was arrogant because he had played in the NFL and knew so much more….Pops bounced…..just like Wiz did….they both hate the ZBS

    ^^^^^^^^
    Wiz knew what was up and bounced!

    Big Wiz knew the Raiders were going in the wrong direction offensively at least.