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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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  • TheBay2LA

    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.


    This has been answered in DA’s pressers several times, not that I agree but the answer was, and will continue to be:
    DA” ” I believe in the ZBS, have seen it work, and will stick with it”

    UGh!

  • Al_is_theraiders

    Where are all the Reggie/da/Krappy bootlickers at? Zbs suuikx azss… Zone defense makes you Lose games and if you have no talent this is what you will get with effort never have been players…bunch krap please mark get rid of this ember assign staff please…

  • JT

    386

    But u got the point didnt u

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    n HUE still had his players playing hard when it mattered.

    That Christmas day KC game.. 3 long explosive plays one to DMOORE was on point. still put up 26 points last game of season. That should be enough for any team to win.

    Allen will be lucky… lucky to win 8 games in 2 years

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Boss01 Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    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

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

    Again: Your evidence for this is WHAT, other than wishful thinking?

  • Al_is_theraiders

    Shut it quack this is the sorry team you wanted…

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:36 pm
    Where are all the Reggie/da/Krappy bootlickers at? Zbs suuikx azss… Zone defense makes you Lose games and if you have no talent this is what you will get with effort never have been players…bunch krap please mark get rid of this ember assign staff please…

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

    ZBS and zone defense just kicked our butts by 31 points. What are you talking about?

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Priesttj12 Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:28 pm
    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.
    ==================================================
    Priesttj,

    Problem is that today’s “credible” coaching candidates won’t tolerate that much interference in picking their coaching staffs.

  • TheBay2LA

    Nyraider Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    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.

    —–

    Palmer, like every QB needs protection. He is not the problem and in fact has given the Raiders any chance of success. A run game, and O-line and Palmer is playing in the pro bowl.

  • Method To My Madness

    Raiders may as well just cut McClain now….cant get any worse….he just jogging play after play…falling on his big ass…..pitiful game

  • boss01

    RaiderDuck Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Boss01 Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    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

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

    Again: Your evidence for this is WHAT, other than wishful thinking?

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

    My evidence is the pile of crap I see in the field that is all thanks to your new GM

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:37 pm
    Shut it quack this is the sorry team you wanted…

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

    Oooooh! Watch out,everyone! Internet Tough Guy on the loose!

  • nyraider

    RaiderDuck Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Notice how Goodson had more YPC today than DMac? Why is that? Same line, same playcalls, same everything.
    ——————————
    lmao..goodson played in garbage time..same everything..lmao..next youll be saying criner is next jerry rice

  • JT

    Elway now owns Reggie

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Did you see the energy and passion that Brian Dawkins (retired) came out of that tunnel and got the whole stadium fired up.

    Raiders have NO ONE like that….no leader on the field..not a one!

    No emotional leader at all…..

    And that’s why its ok in Raider land for players to go entire games without making a play

  • nyraider

    TheBay2LA Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:38 pm
    Nyraider Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    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.

    —–

    Palmer, like every QB needs protection. He is not the problem and in fact has given the Raiders any chance of success. A run game, and O-line and Palmer is playing in the pro bowl.
    ———————
    he doesnt convert 3rd downs –the mark of a true pro bowl qb

  • Al_is_theraiders

    Quack is happy with this team…a high school team has better staff than what Reggie mcslow put together…0-2 vs AFDC west….

  • eastoaklandraider

    no offseason
    owner dies
    starting qb goes down
    dmac goes down
    moore and ford in and out of lineup
    rookie head coach
    record for penalties(bad thing)
    and still go 8-8 and come within a qtr of the playoffs is a damn good coaching job to me esp for a rookie headcoach but lets fire the guy.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Boss01 Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:38 pm
    RaiderDuck Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Boss01 Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    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

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

    Again: Your evidence for this is WHAT, other than wishful thinking?

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

    My evidence is the pile of crap I see in the field that is all thanks to your new GM

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

    So you think Gruden will leave retirement and become a coach for another organization because…we’re 1-3 right now?

    Please look up “non-sequitur” in your nearest dictionary.

  • J Hill

    Cut Al Davis’ last 1st rd pick?????

  • Method To My Madness

    RaiderDuck Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:37 pm
    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:36 pm
    Where are all the Reggie/da/Krappy bootlickers at? Zbs suuikx azss… Zone defense makes you Lose games and if you have no talent this is what you will get with effort never have been players…bunch krap please mark get rid of this ember assign staff please…

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

    ZBS and zone defense just kicked our butts by 31 points. What are you talking about?
    **************

    ZBS dont work with our players man

  • Priesttj12

    Hey how bout that modern defense we got this year. That new scheme is all the rage right right ……right!!

  • DKnight007

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:36 pm
    n HUE still had his players playing hard when it mattered.

    That Christmas day KC game.. 3 long explosive plays one to DMOORE was on point. still put up 26 points last game of season. That should be enough for any team to win.

    Allen will be lucky… lucky to win 8 games in 2 years

    ^^^^^^^^
    Hue had to overcome so much adversity as a first year head coach it was crazy and he still had the team within one game of playoffs.

    DA and Knapp would never be able to handle what Hue had to deal with last year and still have the team within one game of playoffs.

    Hue deserved another year with a better DC.

    Davis and McK blew it and now the team will suck for the next two years if not longer. Ooooff!

  • TheBay2LA

    Still curious, was Dmac injured. Played zero it seemed in the second half? Protecting him? If so, was Palmer left out there to be injured?

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Raiders havent had an emotional leader for a while. look at that WHINERS.

    BOWMAN.. GOLDSON.. JUSTIN SMITH.. even Whitner SMH

  • JT

    Elway is a better GM than Regie and he didnt work for 18 years as a GM understudy

  • omoran

    DEFENSE didn’t Suck it kept us in the Game pass halftime!
    It was the OFENSE who is F#ck Up!
    The Horse Needs a Drink ,its been outther to long.!

  • TheBay2LA

    Nyraider Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:40 pm
    TheBay2LA Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:38 pm
    Nyraider Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    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.

    —–

    Palmer, like every QB needs protection. He is not the problem and in fact has given the Raiders any chance of success. A run game, and O-line and Palmer is playing in the pro bowl.
    ———————
    he doesnt convert 3rd downs –the mark of a true pro bowl qb


    Neither do Qb’s with no time to make clean throws, furthermore. He is not on the end of those plays where the runner comes up a yard short of the sticks and run’s out of bounds. Reece, Goodson plays and a few others come to mind.

  • DT42

    RaiderDuck,

    McFadden is a “system back”? He’s not an elite running back. That has to be the bath salts talking. DMAC averages 7 yards a carry vs. the Broncos. But he is just an average running back? I don’t even know where to start. You have lost your mind.

  • nyraider

    reggie, da, knapp all believe in each other and the zbs. dmac will be gone next year and will be tearing it up somewhere else. but reggie will keep stealing players from gb practice squad cause he’s building a foundation.

  • TheBay2LA

    A ducks fan can speak on system backs. Look at the players in their spread, have no future outside that offense.

  • ray galinaitis

    Let us embrace the obvious and say knapp is not a raider… Just doesn’t get it. Big Ole Reg should be looking at a guy like Tom Clements or even another SMART GUY.

  • nyraider

    TheBay2LA Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:44 pm
    Nyraider Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:40 pm
    TheBay2LA Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:38 pm
    Nyraider Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    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.

    —–

    Palmer, like every QB needs protection. He is not the problem and in fact has given the Raiders any chance of success. A run game, and O-line and Palmer is playing in the pro bowl.
    ———————
    he doesnt convert 3rd downs –the mark of a true pro bowl qb


    Neither do Qb’s with no time to make clean throws, furthermore. He is not on the end of those plays where the runner comes up a yard short of the sticks and run’s out of bounds. Reece, Goodson plays and a few others come to mind.
    ———————-
    no he just start those plays by throwing to someone who is short of the first down marker

  • gtown1_sj

    Sept. 21, 2003: Throws a sideline tantrum directed at offensive coordinator Greg Knapp and is critical of new coach Dennis Erickson after a loss to the Browns. “It’s my job to run routes and catch the ball,” he says. “It’s their job to know the personnel on the field. It’s their job to know who the playmakers are and to design the plays.”

    T.O, had it right in 2003..

  • TheBay2LA

    Nyraider Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:48 pm
    TheBay2LA Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:44 pm
    Nyraider Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:40 pm
    TheBay2LA Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:38 pm
    Nyraider Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    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.

    —–

    Palmer, like every QB needs protection. He is not the problem and in fact has given the Raiders any chance of success. A run game, and O-line and Palmer is playing in the pro bowl.
    ———————
    he doesnt convert 3rd downs –the mark of a true pro bowl qb


    Neither do Qb’s with no time to make clean throws, furthermore. He is not on the end of those plays where the runner comes up a yard short of the sticks and run’s out of bounds. Reece, Goodson plays and a few others come to mind.
    ———————-
    no he just start those plays by throwing to someone who is short of the first down marker

    —-

    Thats why it’s a team sport bro

  • gtown1_sj

    nyraider Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:46 pm
    reggie, da, knapp all believe in each other and the zbs. dmac will be gone next year and will be tearing it up somewhere else. but reggie will keep stealing players from gb practice squad cause he’s building a foundation.
    ———————————————–
    Oakland Raiders = Green Bay West Practice squad..

  • 505raiders

    mcfadden needs to see the hole it would help if the holes were predetermined lacks the vision of the great ones

    hes good but he needs a little help

  • JT

    Cant beleive this team is worst than the art shell team, OMG

  • gtown1_sj

    Is it just me or is Reggie making “Al Davis” look like the better GM?

  • nyraider

    TheBay2LA Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:49 pm
    Nyraider Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:48 pm
    TheBay2LA Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:44 pm
    Nyraider Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:40 pm
    TheBay2LA Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:38 pm
    Nyraider Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    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.

    —–

    Palmer, like every QB needs protection. He is not the problem and in fact has given the Raiders any chance of success. A run game, and O-line and Palmer is playing in the pro bowl.
    ———————
    he doesnt convert 3rd downs –the mark of a true pro bowl qb


    Neither do Qb’s with no time to make clean throws, furthermore. He is not on the end of those plays where the runner comes up a yard short of the sticks and run’s out of bounds. Reece, Goodson plays and a few others come to mind.
    ———————-
    no he just start those plays by throwing to someone who is short of the first down marker

    —-

    Thats why it’s a team sport bro
    ——————–
    yes it is, but it all starts with the qb first decision, who to throw the ball to

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Raiders are the only team in the NFL to lose the games b4 they even begin.

  • gtown1_sj

    505raiders Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:50 pm
    mcfadden needs to see the hole it would help if the holes were predetermined lacks the vision of the great ones

    hes good but he needs a little help
    ———————————–
    Not sure if you are watching the same game, but there are “NO” holes. I saw linemen downfield blocking air while DM had 4 tacklers on him

  • VanHeathen30

    Palmer ISN’T the problem right now…
    But if he’s injured, QB play will b a problem,
    Along with ever other facet of the game…

  • eastoaklandraider

    anybody passing blame on palmer is a fool. the scheme doesnt fit the oline is crap once again under the new regime. palmer is the only bright spot i see out there did you see the throw to moore under pressure down the sideline that was a GREAT throw can you imagine what he would be doing in hueys o.

  • nyraider

    Eastoaklandraider Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:54 pm
    anybody passing blame on palmer is a fool. the scheme doesnt fit the oline is crap once again under the new regime. palmer is the only bright spot i see out there did you see the throw to moore under pressure down the sideline that was a GREAT throw can you imagine what he would be doing in hueys o.
    ——————-
    palmers good but he isnt a 12 mil a yr qb. hes missed some big throws on 3rd down. i agree hes not our main problem though..

  • ChrisinNC

    Man, I miss Hue Jackson’s passion. Yeah, he was power hungry, but the ONLY reason was because he wanted one thing: to win. He’s one of those once in a blue moon guys who’s willing to do whatever it takes to win. Some of you guys dog him, but several posters made a great point: DA won’t sniff 8-8 this year. And Hue had a much worse d-coordinator!

    He earned at least one more year. At the very least. I do believe Mckenzie can be a good GM, but that was a killer mistake. And it’s gonna take time to get past that. Some of you complain that Hue only got to 8-8 last season… That team shouldn’t have been CLOSE to 8-8, but that man found a way to get that offense running on all cylinders and win ballgames. Even with the worst defense in the league.

    Firing Hue set us back, and I hate that we whiffed on the chance at having a really good coach.

  • truepain

    Palmer did as well as you can in that situation..

    Reece is playing is heart out to get to another team.

    DMC is a nonfactor.. underutilized.. nonexistant.. pedestrian in this system.

    I feel bad for D. Moore and these guys.. They’re talent being wasted on this poor excuse of coaching staff

  • gtown1_sj

    ChrisinNC Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:58 pm
    Man, I miss Hue Jackson’s passion. Yeah, he was power hungry, but the ONLY reason was because he wanted one thing: to win. He’s one of those once in a blue moon guys who’s willing to do whatever it takes to win. Some of you guys dog him, but several posters made a great point: DA won’t sniff 8-8 this year. And Hue had a much worse d-coordinator!

    He earned at least one more year. At the very least. I do believe Mckenzie can be a good GM, but that was a killer mistake. And it’s gonna take time to get past that. Some of you complain that Hue only got to 8-8 last season… That team shouldn’t have been CLOSE to 8-8, but that man found a way to get that offense running on all cylinders and win ballgames. Even with the worst defense in the league.

    Firing Hue set us back, and I hate that we whiffed on the chance at having a really good coach.
    ————————————————–
    AMEN – I said it last season and I’ll say it again. Bresnahan wasnt qualified to run a HS defense. Knapp is not qualified to run a HS offense and DA is not qualified to be a Head Coach.

  • 2romes

    Guy’s here keep saying DA/Reggie had AL Davis talent to work with. What did Hue have? I tell you DA/Reggie have All the decisions to do it their way. How is it working out? D better, O better, special teams better, front office better, coaches better? Better Where?

  • nyraider

    in 1961 the houston oilers d had only 3 ints, its almost a lock they will be replaced by the 2012 bend and break d of our raiders. congrats to all involved