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Final: Ravens 55, Raiders 20

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, November 11th, 2012 at 1:05 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders went beyond mere defeat Sunday with a loss of historical proportions.

Scoring nearly every way possible, the Baltimore Ravens beat the Raiders 55-20 before 71,339 fans at M&T Bank Stadium, most of whom were enjoying it so much they were still around to see their team score the most points in its history.

On the other end, when Jacoby Jones raced 105 yards with a kickoff return for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter, it tied the record for the most points ever given up by a Raiders team.

It’s the first real crisis of the Dennis Allen regime, with the Raiders having given up 97 points in back-to-back games.

You have go back to the pre-Al Davis era of 1961, when the Raiders gave up 99 points in their first two games of the season, to find eight quarters of football where they gave up more points.

The Ravens, 7-2, won their 15th straight home game with quarterback Joe Flacco completing 21 of 33 passes for 341 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Flacco also scored on a 1-yard run before giving way to backup Tyrod Taylor with 7:31 remaining.

Flacco threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to tight end Dennis Pitta and had scoring strikes of 47 and 20 yards to Torrey Smith.

The Raiders, 3-6 and with resurgent New Orleans coming into town with quarterback Drew Brees, were little more than idle bystanders as the Ravens piled it on.

The ultimate indignity came before the Jones kickoff return, when holder Sam Koch ran 7 yards for a touchdown on a fake field goal attempt to make it 48-17.

The last real spark for the Raiders came with 1:37 left in the first half when quarterback Carson Palmer hit Darrius Heyward-Bey with a 55-yard touchdown pass to close within 20-10.

Heyward-Bey bounced off a tackle attempt by future Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed and then ran the remaining 35 yards for the score as Oakland scored within the final two minutes of the first half for the ninth straight game.

The Raiders defense, however, gave it right back.

Flacco completed five of six passes for 73 yards and set up a 7-yard touchdown run by Ray Rice with 24 seconds left and a 27-10 Ravens lead.

Baltimore outscored the Raiders 21-7 in the third quarter _ a period where Oakland has been outscored 109-31 this season.

Palmer had one other touchdown pass, a 30-yard strike to Denarius Moore on the Raiders first series of the second half. He finished 29 of 45 for 368 yards, but also had an interception and a lost fumble.

Rather than play Palmer to the bitter end, as Allen did earlier this season in a one-sided loss to Denver, Matt Leinart came in to play with 5:59 to play.

It was Oakland’s sixth straight defeat in an Eastern time zone and 11th in the last 13 cross-country games.

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  • The Mack

    If you really think the raiders woes are due lack of talent you’re just a dumb as mark davis when it comes football and he admits he knows nothing. Last year we were 8-8 and a game shy of the playoffs wit a top 10 offense and running game with these same players you Reggie bootlickers are calling skill less. The problem is you have a loser coach in da who doesnt bow how to coach talent and a gm forcing schemes on a team that doesnt fit his personnel. We were 8-8 last year the colts were way worse fired their coach and replaced their gm just like us and yet theyre better than us… why? Because they actually went out and hired coaches and a gm who knew what the fk they were doin. Dont give me that rebuilding crap because the colts made management changes as well and they aren’t half as awful as u

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Lefty,

    You are spot on. Players with pride and fight might lose, but they don’t lay down the way this group has the last two gms. That’s players.

    We have to be patient and let these guys get their plan in. Absolutely have too.

    Can’t have constant changeover and expecta miracle. Trying to build something that lasts!

  • mcfadden20.

    It will take a while to get this thing going , we have an offense to stay in games , if we stop doing stupid things, like stepping on qb’s foot after the snap , allowing the de run right through, holdings , false starts, and calling predictable plays (I’m looking at you Knapp, you kept calling the same screen sh1t play after play, which led to that int

  • Al_is_theraiders

    where are the dennis allen excuses?

  • lefty12

    Al died early in the year.Jackson could have gotten rid of Bres whenever he wanted.An to say he couldn’t get anyone else,neither could Allen and Reggie.Every time they tried to interview someone they were denied permission.You guys either have extremely short memories or you love to ignore facts and spin things to suit your opinion.

  • Priesttj12

    J Hill Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 2:52 pm
    Lefty has a point.

    CLEARLY was no transition plan in place. Any type of GM or “#2 man” in place running Al’s system, and there would have been no need for the “new direction”.
    *****************************************************
    There may not have been a GM in place but there was a GM available who was working closely with Mr Davis over the past few years. To say there wasn’t is a lie. he said himself he had a local guy he was working with. Mark Davis knew full well who that guy was and is……..period

  • mcfadden20.

    505raiders Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    432.mcfadden20. Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 2:55 pm
    Palmer is the best player on this team , anybody wants to change that is officially an idiot

    ===========================
    damn are you in love

    the guy is a loser and we are in rebuild mode by the time we turn around palmer will be retired again so get off his nuts or the docs are going to name a disease after you

    I’m in love? your just a hater, name one player on this team playing better than Palmer, quit hating it’s not healthy for you

  • eastoaklandraider

    you cant say the D would stink if Hue was still here because Hue probably goes out and gets an estabished DC who knows how to play the in game chess game like Del Rio or someone simular I’m quite sure Hue wouldnt have hired an unproven college DC.

    —–

    Nothing to do with chess games , i think our Bio chemistry whatever he use to study coach , plays plenty of chess games, but you won’t do sh1t until you got players who can put pressure on opposing qb’s , we failed in that last year , failing this year
    —————-

    Are D talent isnt the greatest but its better than 97 points over 2 games (setting records in both) coaches put their players in positions to win and our coaches have sucked ass in that regaard. I would have a hard time believeing someone like Marvin lewis or Bill belichek wouldnt be able to get more out of this unit.

  • mcfadden20.

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    where are the dennis allen excuses?

    —-

    Same horrible al Davis D, until we get rid of his horrible contracts and bring in some real players, we will start sucking on that side

  • oakfoshow

    440.mcfadden20. Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 2:59 pm
    We have good run D, but we won’t do sh1t until we start putting pressure on opposing QB’s which , we couldn’t do this year , couldn’t do last year,

    Time for 2 new DE’s, move Houston inside with Bryant

    need a 3rd down pass rush specialist

    ==================================================== Need a staff who knows what their doing.

  • mcfadden20.

    Keep*** not start**

  • MaddenRaiderisadouchebag

    Eastoaklandraider Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:01 pm
    Plunketthead Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    You may not have noticed but we shut down Ray Rice and their running game!!

    Props to whoever deserves it
    —————–

    why run when you can go out and practice you pass game?

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

    LOL! Can we get rid of this Donko coach now?

  • nycraider

    we are number 1 in the nfl in scoring points in the last 2 minutes of the 1st half. thats because how well palmer runs the no huddle. yet we wont try even 1 game , the no huddle for an entire game. yet we pass almost every play. makes no sense.

  • mcfadden20.

    oakfoshow Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    440.mcfadden20. Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 2:59 pm
    We have good run D, but we won’t do sh1t until we start putting pressure on opposing QB’s which , we couldn’t do this year , couldn’t do last year,

    Time for 2 new DE’s, move Houston inside with Bryant

    need a 3rd down pass rush specialist

    ==================================================== Need a staff who knows what their doing.

    Has nothing to with the staff on that side, if you tell me need a better O staff i will agree with you,

    Pass rush sucks plain and simple , you won’t go anywhere with pass rush

  • J Hill

    All Mark had to do is get an experienced GM and HC and you wouldn’t see this mess but he goes and gets ROOKIES all around and you wonder why we look like this

    ————————————————————-

    Madden and Wolf told Davis Jr who to hire.

    Davis Jr has always said he was clueless on this football thing.

    Madden and Wold thought McKenzie and his new ways were exactly what we needed.

    I don’t like it AT ALL.

    But I haven’t like “IT” WAY BEFORE McKenzie got here!!!!

  • mcfadden20.

    without pass rush ***

  • Priesttj12

    All I’m saying is stop with the blame game. The blame goes with the people in charge right now. Mark Davis is a new owner who wanted to go another way. It’s his team his choice I have no problem with that whatsoever I’m just saying stop blaming a dead man for what the living are doing………period

  • MaddenRaiderisadouchebag

    Lefty12 Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:04 pm
    Al died early in the year.Jackson could have gotten rid of Bres whenever he wanted.An to say he couldn’t get anyone else,neither could Allen and Reggie.Every time they tried to interview someone they were denied permission.You guys either have extremely short memories or you love to ignore facts and spin things to suit your opinion.

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

    all the more reason to not fire Hue & sign Del Rio as DC…but hey a smart GM would have done that.

  • eastoaklandraider

    Lefty12 Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:04 pm
    Al died early in the year.Jackson could have gotten rid of Bres whenever he wanted.An to say he couldn’t get anyone else,neither could Allen and Reggie.Every time they tried to interview someone they were denied permission.You guys either have extremely short memories or you love to ignore facts and spin things to suit your opinion.
    —————–
    if Hue had still been the coach he definetly would have brought in somebody better than Tarver. Fact. and the O would be better too. Fact. spin that.

  • oakfoshow

    453.mcfadden20. Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:03 pm
    It will take a while to get this thing going , we have an offense to stay in games , if we stop doing stupid things, like stepping on qb’s foot after the snap , allowing the de run right through, holdings , false starts, and calling predictable plays (I’m looking at you Knapp, you kept calling the same screen sh1t play after play, which led to that int

    ================================================= How long are we gonna hear Its Gonna take awhile from you?Just admit that this coaching staff sucks.Reggie to.

  • 505raiders

    well you are delusional the offense is sh1t they cant score when there supposed to they only wake up when there down by 14

    myers , sea bass , are playing better ,mcfadden would be our best wernt for the fvcking zone blocking sh1t scheme

  • mcfadden20.

    nycraider Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    we are number 1 in the nfl in scoring points in the last 2 minutes of the 1st half. thats because how well palmer runs the no huddle. yet we wont try even 1 game , the no huddle for an entire game. yet we pass almost every play. makes no sense.

    =====

    I blame knapp for that, he’s just baby sitting the O too much, he doesn’t have confidence in the O to call crazy plays all game long, he becomes too predictable , keeps on calling the same freaking plays again and again

  • Priesttj12

    Well then fine Jhill, I’m just telling ya’ quit with the Mr Davis didn’t try to set his son up. Because he did and said as much it was Mark’s choice it’s HIS TEAM.

  • Carl Weathers

    I’m ashamed that I bumped the -8 spread for the ravens down to -6.5.

    Come on people, didn’t any of you guys really expect to win today? This had blowout written all over it.

  • mcfadden20.

    oakfoshow Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    453.mcfadden20. Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:03 pm
    It will take a while to get this thing going , we have an offense to stay in games , if we stop doing stupid things, like stepping on qb’s foot after the snap , allowing the de run right through, holdings , false starts, and calling predictable plays (I’m looking at you Knapp, you kept calling the same screen sh1t play after play, which led to that int

    ================================================= How long are we gonna hear Its Gonna take awhile from you?Just admit that this coaching staff sucks.Reggie to.

    —-

    Until Reg gets rid of AL’s Dead weight guys and under performers , and have money to work with

  • nycraider

    Mcfadden20. Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    nycraider Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    we are number 1 in the nfl in scoring points in the last 2 minutes of the 1st half. thats because how well palmer runs the no huddle. yet we wont try even 1 game , the no huddle for an entire game. yet we pass almost every play. makes no sense.

    =====

    I blame knapp for that, he’s just baby sitting the O too much, he doesn’t have confidence in the O to call crazy plays all game long, he becomes too predictable , keeps on calling the same freaking plays again and again
    ——————————-
    we run the no huddle maybe 25% all game , yet i bet its produced 70-80% of our points

  • oakfoshow

    Pass rush sucks plain and simple , you won’t go anywhere with pass rush

    Hoe about not blitzing from 15 yard out .Over and over.Not impressed with Tarver,but DA the giant d-specialist might be calling those.

  • lefty12

    469-everything you say is speculation.You have no way of knowing it is fact.THAT IS A FACT.

  • mcfadden20.

    505raiders Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    well you are delusional the offense is sh1t they cant score when there supposed to they only wake up when there down by 14

    myers , sea bass , are playing better ,mcfadden would be our best wernt for the fvcking zone blocking sh1t scheme

    —-
    The O-Line s8cks, you haven’t noticed how many good drives they have ruined, Knapp’s play calling sukks, you didn’t notice he kept calling the same screen play over and over until it got intercepted, then he never called that sh1t

  • oakfoshow

    475.mcfadden20. Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:12 pm
    oakfoshow Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    453.mcfadden20. Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:03 pm
    It will take a while to get this thing going , we have an offense to stay in games , if we stop doing stupid things, like stepping on qb’s foot after the snap , allowing the de run right through, holdings , false starts, and calling predictable plays (I’m looking at you Knapp, you kept calling the same screen sh1t play after play, which led to that int

    ================================================= How long are we gonna hear Its Gonna take awhile from you?Just admit that this coaching staff sucks.Reggie to.

    —-

    Until Reg gets rid of AL’s Dead weight guys and under performers , and have money to work with

    Dude.Shut up

  • Priesttj12

    No we’d rather throw short of the 1st down marker on 3rd & 6 and then punt. Yet it’s not Knapp’s fault it’s the players………lol

  • Al_is_theraiders

    but mctroll20 they are playing your beloved zone defense now…

  • eastoaklandraider

    Priesttj12 Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:08 pm
    All I’m saying is stop with the blame game. The blame goes with the people in charge right now. Mark Davis is a new owner who wanted to go another way. It’s his team his choice I have no problem with that whatsoever I’m just saying stop blaming a dead man for what the living are doing………period
    —————

    It all starts at the top ( see the diff between NE and DAL) and our new owner came out and laid an egg by firing Hue, I’m on board with Reggie for now but he dam well better show me something this offseason.

  • mcfadden20.

    oakfoshow Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Pass rush sucks plain and simple , you won’t go anywhere with pass rush

    Hoe about not blitzing from 15 yard out .Over and over.Not impressed with Tarver,but DA the giant d-specialist might be calling those.

    —–

    They’re trying everything to create pressure , because they know just a simple 4 man rush would take million years to get to the qb, Only if we had some good players on D-line to put natural pressure on QB

  • boss01

    The titans owner called everyone out and put them on notice. Look how they responded today.
    I need to hear something similar from Mark Davis tonight.

    I called it…had a bad feeling this game would turn out like the GB game last year only it was worse.

    Glad I decided not to go or even watch the game and I was in DC for the weekend.

  • eastoaklandraider

    Lefty12 Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    469-everything you say is speculation.You have no way of knowing it is fact.THAT IS A FACT.
    ————–

    its sad you dont know those were facts.

  • nycraider

    cap excuses do not exist in 2013

  • mcfadden20.

    oakfoshow Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    475.mcfadden20. Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:12 pm
    oakfoshow Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    453.mcfadden20. Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:03 pm
    It will take a while to get this thing going , we have an offense to stay in games , if we stop doing stupid things, like stepping on qb’s foot after the snap , allowing the de run right through, holdings , false starts, and calling predictable plays (I’m looking at you Knapp, you kept calling the same screen sh1t play after play, which led to that int

    ================================================= How long are we gonna hear Its Gonna take awhile from you?Just admit that this coaching staff sucks.Reggie to.

    —-

    Until Reg gets rid of AL’s Dead weight guys and under performers , and have money to work with

    Dude.Shut up

    ——-

    What truth hurts? most of the money is spent on Kelly, Seymour, Mcclain , Huff and Branch ,, all cash checkers, half of them need to go , we need real talent at those positions

  • DJ Johnny

    As crazy as this may sound THIS game is just what the org needed.

    I would’ve been much more upset had we lost due to a 34 yd. fg miss in the last second, or any otehr result that would suggest “we’re getting close..a play here or play there…” Nope.

    Wholesale changes are needed.

    Very disappointed in DA. This team is REGRESSING.

    I can take the losses if we start to look a little better week by week but now we’re back to square one.

  • Raiders for life

    There may not have been a GM in place but there was a GM available who was working closely with Mr Davis over the past few years. To say there wasn’t is a lie. he said himself he had a local guy he was working with. Mark Davis knew full well who that guy was and is……..period

    ###################

    I remember Al talking about that in his last press confrence. Has anyone figured out who it was?

  • HueKnewButHisEgoGrew

    Al’s “dead weight” guys had us at 8-8 last year after the starting QB and RB went down. This year with the Palmer “upgrade” and the GM “upgrade” we plain suck.

  • Priesttj12

    Mark Davis seems to me to be in a coma, he jsut wants to be seen as the owner. He’s not completely devoid of football knowledge and to ignore this crap is criminal.

  • 505raiders

    yes the offense stinks that was my point jack@ss yours was the offense keeps us in game

  • lefty12

    It is even sadder that you believe things that never happened could be considered factual.

  • eastoaklandraider

    Why didnt the Oline suck last year? spin that spinmeisters.

  • DJ Johnny

    I’ll agree w/ Mistic on something. I wouldn’t mind at this point seeing Pryor start. Just to see what we’ve got. Why not? The season is lost anyway. We’re not going anywhere with this pathetic pos defense.

    May as well throw Pryor out there just for fun. Fottball is supposed to be entertainment right?

    Well…entertain us. Throw him out there. What the heck.

  • Priesttj12

    Al’s “dead weight” guys had us at 8-8 last year after the starting QB and RB went down. This year with the Palmer “upgrade” and the GM “upgrade” we plain suck.

    ******************************************
    how anyone can ignore this is beyond me….but these guys are sooo happy Al’s dead……….lol

  • Raiders for life

    DJ,
    This team today looked like 2006

  • mcfadden20.

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    but mctroll20 they are playing your beloved zone defense now…


    Your are such a troll and a loser, ZOne D or Man D , both will get abused with no pass rush, did you not watch last year?

  • lefty12

    Davis never said he had someone he was working with.He said he had someone in mind when asked if he would hire a GM.