Halftime: Broncos 10, Raiders 6


Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 24-yard field goal with 22 seconds left in the half as the Raiders capitalized on a horrific decision by the Broncos and went into halftime trailing by only four points.

The Broncos wasted a scoring opportunity on an ill-advised fake out of field goal formation on fourth-and-1 from the Oakland 36-yard line.

Coming as it did when Manning was 17 of 22 for 196 yards and Willis McGahee was gaining yards on the ground, the idea of having Matt Prater take a pitch from the holder and throw a pass was over-thinking at its best _ or worst.

Oakland took possession, and with Carson Palmer hitting Denarius Moore with a 37-yard pass into Denver 13, had a chance to tie the score.

The Raiders could not make Denver pay in full, however, getting to the 6-yard line with a third-and-3, a drive that ended when Palmer threw incomplete to David Ausberry at the goal line.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • JT

    175.JT Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    DA = Kiffin

    Knapp = Tom Walsh

    Regie Mac = Mat Millen

    Ah, JT says it like it is!

  • Marks hair

    All we had to do was run dmc…. but knapp FÙCKED IT ALL UP

  • RaiderRockstar Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 3:01 pm
    McGahee is playing hurt. imagine if he wasn’t
    I knew I should have started him in FF this week.

  • rediaR

    Don’t Draft Barkley!Don’t Draft Barkley!Don’t Draft Barkley!Don’t Draft Barkley!Don’t Draft Barkley!Don’t Draft Barkley!Don’t Draft Barkley!Don’t Draft Barkley!Don’t Draft Barkley!Don’t Draft Barkley!

  • Try Some Reality

    J Hill Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    J Hill – Where are you, bro? I think Huff is very happy playing like an average corner or worse. What a pathetic whiff.


    Took you into the 3rd qtr to come up with a bad play by Huff, lol.


    Wasn’t bad, it was awful. They all stink at this point to be honest.

  • JB

    One thing is for sure, WE WON”T BE LOSING NEXT WEEK – GUARANTEED!

  • morilla

    People talking like we had a good team last year. We were lucky to go 8-8.

  • rediaR Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Back-N-Black Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 2:57 pm
    This is what they fired Hue for???

    I understand why Hue had to go, but THIS is what I get in his place?

    This team has went 3 steps backwards.
    Don’t worry, we’ll be as good as last years team next year.

    I am so f’n sick of hearing about next year with this team.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Palmer has ZERO time to throw and McFadden has ZERO room to run … 4th game now

  • ChrisinNC

    And I really wanted to try and give Knapp a break after last week. But the offense KNEW ALL WEEK what they HAD to do. Sustain drives and put up TDs. Heck, Denver’s D isn’t even that good! And yet this is how they come out. Way to let the team down, O.

  • The Hussein worshipers are so thin skinned these days!

  • MaddenRaiderisadouchebag

    RaidingTexas Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 3:02 pm
    I hope you fkn Al-worshippers understand what a gawddam mess he left behind. Jesus fkn H christ McClain is the most awful top 10 linebacker in the history of the NFL. I wish somebody would shoot him so we can be rid of his sorry azz. Put him in prison. Anything. Just get him out of Oakland. My gawd he is awful.


    Not disagreeing on McClain, but funny how a dying Al gave us to 8-8 seasons with a stud in DMC & an explosive offense that was breaking free from its rut. Now what has the “New Era of Excellence” given us?

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Allen must go

  • mcfadden20.

    We need to trade for a CB , and a Legit pass rusher … Send them 1st round picks

  • I guess we are going to be a 1-4 team.

  • JT

    DA: “Man, should have stayed in Denver with my buddy Fox!!!

  • Mcfadden20. Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 3:04 pm
    We need to trade for a CB , and a Legit pass rusher … Send them 1st round picks
    Our season is over. May as well wait for the draft.

  • MaddenRaiderisadouchebag

    JT Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 3:04 pm
    DA: “Man, should have stayed in Denver with my buddy Fox!!!


    Then Hue would light his ass up again

  • morilla

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    September 30th, 2012 at 3:04 pm
    Allen must go

    Sorry dude, Allen is HC for at least 3 years.

  • JT

    And the yearly rebuilding project continues, Mat Miller errrr Reggie Mac will figure this out guy

  • DJ Johnny

    I’m disappointed in Palmer too. He needs to make something happen…can’t have all these 3 and outs and an idiot hick coach who doesn’t even challenge an obvious play.

  • 3rd and 2 send DMAC around the edge huh?


  • Ghost2Post

    ran the ball 3 times

  • rediaR

    aaand TV is off

  • mcfadden20.

    Wtf is knapp doing ???

  • Marks hair


  • DJ Johnny

    We can’t even lay a freaking hand on Manning…what a joke.

  • MaddenRaiderisadouchebag

    IF DMC is smart, he will fake injury

  • JB

    No blocking by the O-line, the TE’s & the WR’s.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    That was a crappy call

  • LOL

  • JT

    Mat Millen errrr Reggie Mac will figure this out guys

  • Marks hair

    Go fùck yourself knapp!!!!!

  • DJ Johnny

    We are so bad…how’d we beat Pittsburgh?

  • PlunkforHOF

    nice tackling.. we suck

  • Raiderbuck

    This offense is terrible. How bad do you have to be before you say enough is enough?!!???

  • Marks hair

    Fùcking idiots

  • ChrisinNC

    It’s sad how quickly our team gives up in the face of adversity. Where is the heart?

  • RaiderRockstar

    Thomas makes a catch and raider defenders are slapping at the ball instead of trying to make a tackle!

  • Raider Riff

    Just pathetic. So f’n pathetic.

  • JB

    They ARE KICKING OUR ASSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • r8eray

    Finally…Thomas gives me some points!

  • JT

    Im out guys, gotta cook some pasta…

  • Dennis Allen should apologize to these guys for allowing them to be this sh!tty.

  • Ghost2Post

    they’re ahead throwing on first down, and we run the ball while being behind.

  • MaddenRaiderisadouchebag

    a smart, tough, disciplined team

  • Marks hair

    Just do the firesale àssholes!!!!

  • Broncos might score 50 on us.

  • arena of truth

    It’s keystone cops…on defense hilarious…and pathetic

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Anyone thinking that this was the year…was drinking the kool-aid

    Reality is that the team was undermanned to start…and with the injuries made it worse.

    The defense has to be rebuilt from the ground up. Hue Jackson wasn’t the guy to do it.

    So the Raiders brought in a new team to fix the mess.

    It will not be fixed this year.