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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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  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    I’d rather have derrick gibson and Dorsett over Michelle Huff and Monique Mitchell

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    DJ Johnny Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

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

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

    Morninwheg: 5-27 (or somesuch) as a head guy.
    Moss: Would be a rookie HC (just like Allen).
    Levy: 87 years old. Yup, even older than Al.
    Ditka: 72 years old and NEVER been successful head coach.

    So again: Name the head coaches you would have hired instead of DA.

  • lefty12

    319-rather that than see him overreact like 90% on here.I can’t take it.Some of you need to settle down.The rest(the Alias army) have your fun.Adios

  • boss01

    AmysInCharge Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

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

    Finally the Raiders are a modern organization…I am Geeked

  • Raiderbuck

    lamarr houston ‏@solo_dolo_9s

    Thank god for no injures sorry RAIDERNATION for the disappointing lost n thank those who support n those who don’t

  • Method To My Madness

    Huff has 4.3 speed I thought with great agility…so why does he get beat on like a prostitute week after week and year after year? Answer that Jhill

  • MaddenRaiderisadouchebag

    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.

    =======

    Hey dilhole, we just had 2 8-8 seasons, I’d hardly call that clusterphuck. Reggie better wise up or he’s gonna end up like Scott Pioli

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Interesting how DMac had 34 yards rushing, yet nobody believes DMac bears ANY of the responsibility for that.

    Again: Darren McFadden is not an elite back. He is a good system back, but that’s it.

  • fingers

    Lol..Bye suits me just fine…. I need a regroup myself after watching today’s game… And my dogs will enjoy a Sunday when I’m not ranting and raving at the TV …. They might even wander outta the bedroom

  • Marks hair

    Wake my frozen severed head in some future where we dont suck dicks.

  • boss01

    So again: Name the head coaches you would have hired instead of DA.

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

    How about John Gruden

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Bcuz HUFF DOESNT LOVE FOOTBALL.. he loves the CHECK CASHING/ CLEARING he is just doing it for the money

  • nyraider

    no way dmac is this bad

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Its too bad Al Davis didn’t groom a young executive that could have been a credible general manager.

    someone that believed in his philosophies and also was up to speed on the latest in management techniques in the 21st century NFL.

    No succession plan….results in a total turnover.

    You can’t expect someone brand new to retain a mouthy, arrogant and disrespectful 8-8 football coach who’s team crashed and burned down the stretch.

    Gotta ride it out

  • fangsraiders

    barf…..another season over

  • omoran

    The Problem -RaiderNation Is:
    80% The OF
    20% The DF
    Poor Guys all day -The Defense is out there!

  • Raiderbuck

    How about Jay Gruden?

  • morilla

    SnB Offense Defense Specialteams Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:22 pm
    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
    ————–

    Truth. You want to see a real productive defensive line? Watch the Giants tonight.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Im im Mark Davis I would have went to Jon Gruden and asked him to be GM or Director of football operations. I would have offered him a boatload of money.. a Jim harbaugh type contract.

    I know GRUDEN said he would be open to GM’n or having a stake in a franchise.. would just have to be right opportunity.

    MCKENZIE/ALLEN is never gonna workout

  • Priesttj12

    Let me say this about Dennie Allen I think he has the talent to be a very good HC but YOU NEVER ALLOW a rookie HC the leverage to hire his own coaches. Why because 9-10 times he wont be able to get the coaches he wants the first time around.
    Second in most cases he’s going to hire friends which is in most cases a bad move he may have to fire them. Get guys that can be HC as well to help YOU when you are up against it. THAT is how Harbaugh is WINNING the coaches he hired are in most cases smarter than HIM.
    Something even Bill Walsh knew was important.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Boss01 Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:26 pm
    So again: Name the head coaches you would have hired instead of DA.

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

    How about Jon Gruden

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

    Gruden’s not a coach anymore. He’s a broadcaster. More money, WAY less hours working, less headaches.

  • nyraider

    before signing carter we were 6 mil under the cap per cork. yet i have to watch a bunch of horrible cbs and wrs.

  • DKnight007

    I still would like to see some damn Raider beat writer or local reporter ask DA and or McK why they changed offensive philosophies this year when the offense was the strength of the team the last two years??

    Someone needs to ask McK and DA that question.

  • Raiderbuck

    Season is over by the week 4 by-week. Thanks you phucking bunch of morons, I can run a team that well.

  • Method To My Madness

    Eastoaklandraider Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:23 pm
    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.
    ****************************

    A’s hit way better from top to bottom…if you really dont understand baseball then I suggest you dont talk about it…you are lost….see all the Homers we been smacking in the second half? When you hit homers you have way better chance of winning games

  • YoungAmerican

    Nothing positive to take from today. Playcalling wasn’t so much the issue v.s. Miami and Pittsburgh, but it was VERY bad today. Dennis Allen is partly to blame here as he should have made the call to either challenge or go for it on 4th-and-1 while the game was still within reach.

    But the defense looked lost today. Branch struggled for much of the game, but Rolando McClain, Matt Giordano, Tommy Kelly, Richard Seymour, Matt Shaughnessy, Desmond Bryant, Michael Huff, and Lamarr Houston just let Peyton do whatever he wanted to.

    Again Palmer didn’t look like the main problem on offense, but a couple crucial mistakes still stung. But the WRs still aren’t separating from coverage, and the offensive line is struggling in both the passing game and the run game, especially in the middle.

    The way I see it? The Raiders need to improve at MLB, CB, DE/OLB, and DT. Raiders need to find at least 4 new starters before they’re going to get anything done. Hopefully their out of “salary cap hell” next season because they’ll need the room.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    DKnight007 Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:29 pm
    I still would like to see some damn Raider beat writer or local reporter ask DA and or McK why they changed offensive philosophies this year when the offense was the strength of the team the last two years??

    Someone needs to ask McK and DA that question.

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

    DA would be the one to ask. He’s the one who hired Knapp, and he’s the one who will be held accountable.

  • ray galinaitis

    I am Canadian. I have watched the nfl as long as I’ve watched the cfl. The cfl is easily a step below the nfl, given. Been a raiders zealot since Lamonica, but this excuse for an nfl team would be embarrassed by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from top to bottom. People are sucking up to the new boss, laying blame and trying to enhance their status by casting blame. Great media faces, but really, the whole picture stinks. STEP UP RAIDERS, this is the nfl, you are being full-on minor league, an embarrassment to your fans , and an insult to your alumni…STEP UP!

  • nyraider

    DA smiling with fox at mid field after the game was not acceptable

  • fingers

    Go A’s…..those late game homers are becoming a nice Habit… …

  • boss01

    RaiderDuck Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Boss01 Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:26 pm
    So again: Name the head coaches you would have hired instead of DA.

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

    How about Jon Gruden

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

    Gruden’s not a coach anymore. He’s a broadcaster. More money, WAY less hours working, less headaches.

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

    I’m sure he would have come as GM / HC and more money BSPN is paying him

  • eldiabs

    Raider Duck

    you’re a moron, DMAC was the only reason the OLINE had a job the last two years,Setele already is out in Indy, Nobody wants Carlise and Barnes is the worst tackle in football, couple that with Knapp loses job with us as Ocoord, demoted to QB coach and comes back as Ocoord. He’s a bum, if he were any good somebody would have hired him as HC or at least Houston would have atleast kept him

  • JT

    Matt Millen errr Regie Mac got outplayed that chum GM Elway

    Elway picked Fox, Matt Millen picked DA lol

  • Method To My Madness

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:28 pm
    Im im Mark Davis I would have went to Jon Gruden and asked him to be GM or Director of football operations. I would have offered him a boatload of money.. a Jim harbaugh type contract.

    I know GRUDEN said he would be open to GM’n or having a stake in a franchise.. would just have to be right opportunity.

    MCKENZIE/ALLEN is never gonna workout
    ********************

    Fk Gruden

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Boss01 Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I’m sure he would have come as GM / HC and more money BSPN is paying him

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

    And your evidence for this is…? All manner of jobs have opened up since he left Tampa, and he’s never even been mentioned as a candidate. Why? HE’S A BROADCASTER NOW, and making great money. Who wants to go back to the grind?

  • YoungAmerican

    JT Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Matt Millen errr Regie Mac got outplayed that chum GM Elway

    Elway picked Fox, Matt Millen picked DA lol

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

    Fox was hired the same year as Hue was.

  • J Hill

    so why does he get beat

    ————————————————————-

    I saw Huff get caught up in the pick play on that Decker TD.

    What else did he miss today?

    How was our S play today or last week with Huff outta there?

    Replace whoever you want. All I ask is that it be with a better player.

  • TheBay2LA

    RaiderDuck Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:25 pm
    DJ Johnny Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

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

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

    Morninwheg: 5-27 (or somesuch) as a head guy.
    Moss: Would be a rookie HC (just like Allen).
    Levy: 87 years old. Yup, even older than Al.
    Ditka: 72 years old and NEVER been successful head coach.

    So again: Name the head coaches you would have hired instead of DA.
    ——-

    Kevin Gilbride

  • boss01

    D A coached the 20th ranked defense last year..this year the Denver D under Del Rio is miles better…enough said

  • DKnight007

    SnB Offense Defense Specialteams Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:27 pm
    Its too bad Al Davis didn’t groom a young executive that could have been a credible general manager.

    someone that believed in his philosophies and also was up to speed on the latest in management techniques in the 21st century NFL.

    No succession plan….results in a total turnover.

    You can’t expect someone brand new to retain a mouthy, arrogant and disrespectful 8-8 football coach who’s team crashed and burned down the stretch.

    Gotta ride it out

    ^^^^^^^
    That “mouthy” coach was only a first year head coach. He would have learned to zip his mouth this year.

    That “mouthy” coach also turned this team around the last two years prior.

    Davis and McK just didn’t evaluate things properly before firing Hue.

    They fired Hue for the wrong reasons without having a proper back up plan.

    Dumb rookie moves by Davis and McK!

  • YoungAmerican

    MCKENZIE/ALLEN is never gonna workout

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

    Holy hyperbole, Batman.

  • backstageatapuppetshow
  • JT

    Lane Kiffin errr Denis Allen

    2 chumps

  • nyraider

    palmer is a good qb when throwing deep. palmer is a below average qb on 3rd down. he needs playmakers around him otherwise hes no good.

  • DKnight007

    Where are the Knapp defenders today??

    I told you all what would happen today. I just thought we would be more penalized.

  • eastoaklandraider

    all the hue bashers said hue was 7-4 and and he sucked the rest of the way. well DA can only dream of 7-4 with basically the same players.

  • omoran

    HEY Raider Defense -Please use your Baseball Bats on your Raider Offense players !
    They must be tire of them.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Eldiabs Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:31 pm
    Raider Duck

    you’re a moron, DMAC was the only reason the OLINE had a job the last two years,Setele already is out in Indy, Nobody wants Carlise and Barnes is the worst tackle in football, couple that with Knapp loses job with us as Ocoord, demoted to QB coach and comes back as Ocoord. He’s a bum, if he were any good somebody would have hired him as HC or at least Houston would have atleast kept him

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

    Try not to insult your betters with so many grammatical and spelling errors.

    Elite backs get some yards no matter what. Barry Sanders was famous for running for 1300 or more yards with the crapola o-lines Detroit gave him. Same thing with other great backs.

    Notice how Goodson had more YPC today than DMac? Why is that? Same line, same playcalls, same everything.

  • boss01

    RaiderDuck Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Boss01 Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I’m sure he would have come as GM / HC and more money BSPN is paying him

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

    And your evidence for this is…? All manner of jobs have opened up since he left Tampa, and he’s never even been mentioned as a candidate. Why? HE’S A BROADCASTER NOW, and making great money. Who wants to go back to the grind?

    =======

    He is just waiting for the right opportunity to come along, and when Reggie was hired, he said no way I’m gonna have that moron as my boss

  • Raiderbuck

    Knapp sux,….