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Final: Ravens 55, Raiders 20

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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  • eastoaklandraider

    Lefty12 Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    It is even sadder that you believe things that never happened could be considered factual.
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    your football IQ is stuck in the 70′s.

  • mcfadden20.

    HueKnewButHisEgoGrew Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    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.

    —-

    We regressed in OC , and some other departments, Same f8kin D, no pass rush , No good D

  • Priesttj12

    lefty12 Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    It is even sadder that you believe things that never happened could be considered factual.

    ******************************************
    OK Lefty12, let’s absolve the GM the coaches everyone except Al Davis’ sucky players it’s all their fault. Or his fault!

  • DJ Johnny

    Priesttj12 Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:19 pm
    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.

    Amen Priest.

    Mark should be embarrassed at what this joke of a team has become. 55-20…let that sink in.

    Start Pryor. Who cares anymore anyway. This “team” is going nowhere.

    Do SOMETHING to give us SOMETHING to be remotely excited about.

    I hope Mark enjoys the 40k that’ll be there for the Saints game.

  • eastoaklandraider

    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.
    —————

    SOME WILL FIND A WAY TO SPIN IT IN THER FAVOR.

  • mcfadden20.

    Steven Jackson is a monster, I would take him over 10 Mcfaddens, Look at the guy dragged Willis and couple other guys almost 5 yards for a TD

  • nycraider

    when you tie your franchise record for most points given up its fair to blame the coaches, players and even the gm. no one gets a pass and next week will be worse with brees coming to town.

  • HueKnewButHisEgoGrew

    Start Pryor and Jones.

  • RockyMountainRaider

    Maybe Mark is resentful of the Raiders, i mean if people really make him out to be the son who played second fiddle the daddy’s proud franchise. Maybe he’s trying to run his dads legacy into the ground, idk just a thought.

  • Raiders for life

    500.lefty12 Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:22 pm
    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.

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

    I’m going to have to find the transcript. I could swear that Al said he had someone that was working in the shadows for a few years. I could be completely wrong and probably am.

  • MaddenRaiderisadouchebag

    Look at how Fisher’s team is playing today…Are you gonna say they have as much talent as the Whiners?

  • mcfadden20.

    eastoaklandraider Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    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.
    —————

    SOME WILL FIND A WAY TO SPIN IT IN THER FAVOR.

    ——

    It doesn’t matter hindsight is 20/20 , The was going to s8k without any upgrades , O could have probably scored a few points but wouldn’t matter since they couldn’t pass rush last year and can’t do it this year

  • Priesttj12

    Lefty12, whether you accept it or not is of no consequence I know he was working with someone w= he was considering as GM the first name escapes me but his last name is Snead. I think Tom is the first name and he was working actively with Mr Davis whether you believe it or not.

  • lefty12

    Typical,you can’t rebut the message so you go after the messenger.For the record,I’ve said Jackson was a damn good OC.IMO,he was a terrible HC.Honestly,we’d have been better off keeping Cable as HC,HJ as OC and getting a decent DC.But Davis didn’t like Cable so we started AGAIN.

  • mcfadden20.

    MaddenRaiderisadouchebag Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Look at how Fisher’s team is playing today…Are you gonna say they have as much talent as the Whiners?


    Yeah ,, look at their pass rush , they are not giving as much time to the other qb as we did

  • nycraider

    cp3 must be thrilled going to cincy 2 weeks from now. thats gonna be a fun 3 hours for him

  • Al_is_theraiders

    mctroll20 dont get mad…if they bring big fast press corners def troubles will go away its ok to be wrong…

  • MaddenRaiderisadouchebag

    HueKnewButHisEgoGrew Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:19 pm
    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.

    ===========

    All needs to be said in those 2 sentences

  • boss01

    Mark Davis has not shown to this day he gives a damn about football.
    He will only start caring when there are no more than 5k at the O. CO…going to games now only ensures these check cashers can continue to cash their checks.

  • mcfadden20.

    lefty12 Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Typical,you can’t rebut the message so you go after the messenger.For the record,I’ve said Jackson was a damn good OC.IMO,he was a terrible HC.Honestly,we’d have been better off keeping Cable as HC,HJ as OC and getting a decent DC.But Davis didn’t like Cable so we started AGAIN.

    —-

    Agree with that

  • Priesttj12

    He said it when I believe he hired Tom cable that he had a local guy he was working with and some sources I think jerry Mcdonald checked it out and speculated that it was some guy named Snead forget his first name.

  • Twocents

    The coaches stink, the players stink, the whole stinking organization stinks.
    There, now that that is out of the way, what else can we talk about?

  • 303Raider

    Our O-lines sux because:

    1) we let Satele walk
    2) we hired Knapp
    3) we installed the ZBS
    4) we paid Brisel
    5) Wiz is a better guard than center

  • lefty12

    Priest,I don’t totally absolve the coaches of all blame.They deserve a fair share.But we’ve had numerous coaches coaching the same core of players and have gotten the same results over and over.When will you put at least equal amount of the blame on them?

  • HueKnewButHisEgoGrew

    Nobody on this team deserves a pass…except Taiwan Jones.

  • mcfadden20.

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    mctroll20 dont get mad…if they bring big fast press corners def troubles will go away its ok to be wrong…

    Nobody said that, you POS, you’re no Mistic are you?

    I have told you many times, No Pass rush , all D’s will s(ckk

  • Priesttj12

    Raiders for life Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:27 pm
    500.lefty12 Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:22 pm
    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.

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

    I’m going to have to find the transcript. I could swear that Al said he had someone that was working in the shadows for a few years. I could be completely wrong and probably am.

    ******************************************

    I know I heard the same thing that the guy was actively working with him. And he was considering taking him on fulltime as the GM.

  • MaddenRaiderisadouchebag

    Mcfadden20. Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:28 pm
    MaddenRaiderisadouchebag Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Look at how Fisher’s team is playing today…Are you gonna say they have as much talent as the Whiners?


    Yeah ,, look at their pass rush , they are not giving as much time to the other qb as we did

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

    Hmmmmmm. I wonder if Fisher had something to do with it.

  • jesusraiderjim

    Yhat was probably one of the most pathetic displays I have witnessed as a Raider fan in my life. This is unacceptable. WE are powerless to do anything.

    D.A. is sooooooooo passive I can’t take it.

  • mcfadden20.

    AL guy is just a troll

  • nycraider

    the hiring of knapp may not be even as bad as what the effect of signing brisel has been. and thats saying alot

  • EMRaiders

    I know trade line has passed, but they can still make plans to trade in the offseason. Get whatever picks you can, and build this team from scratch. You have the vets at the spots you need, like QB and…. actually, I think that is pretty much it. Sure, Moore, DHB and the other WRs are showing flashes of being threats, but are no sure locks. On D, I could care less who we keep. We can have a whole new D squad for all I care next year.

    Step 1B, hire some coaches and assistants that actually have a rep of success and discipline in the league. No more “TJ wh0re house surprise” type coaches, where you reach in and never know what you are going to get.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    mctroll20 calm down…look up from reggie boots and admit he failed…

  • mcfadden20.

    MaddenRaiderisadouchebag Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Mcfadden20. Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:28 pm
    MaddenRaiderisadouchebag Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Look at how Fisher’s team is playing today…Are you gonna say they have as much talent as the Whiners?


    Yeah ,, look at their pass rush , they are not giving as much time to the other qb as we did

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

    Hmmmmmm. I wonder if Fisher had something to do with it.

    —-

    DIDN’t hurt having money to spend too, where as we had to cut players to even get under the salary cap, No pass rush , we will always lose

  • mcfadden20.

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    mctroll20 calm down…look up from reggie boots and admit he failed…

    ——

    troll, How he failed , he took a superbowl contender to ground? took a legit top 10 D to ground? what is it

  • HueKnewButHisEgoGrew

    Pass rush smash rush. We had a pass rush when we had Wimbley.

  • Priesttj12

    lefty12 Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:31 pm
    Priest,I don’t totally absolve the coaches of all blame.They deserve a fair share.But we’ve had numerous coaches coaching the same core of players and have gotten the same results over and over.When will you put at least equal amount of the blame on them?

    **********************************************
    Lefty12 when have i NOT blamed players when they screw up. I’m just saying at this point………to continue using Al Davis as an excuse after every horrible loss is getting ridiculous. The man has been dead for over a year at what point do the present management take responsibility?

    This defense has zero to do with Mr Davis or the offense Reggie had plenty of time to get pass rushers he chose NOT TO.

  • RockyMountainRaider

    Create a new expansion team and trade our castoffs over there for most of the mid picks!

  • HueKnewButHisEgoGrew

    troll, How he failed , he took a superbowl contender to ground? took a legit top 10 D to ground? what is it
    *******************************
    He failed cause this team sucks worse than when he got his fat freckled paws on it.

  • mcfadden20.

    # 1 need next year is Pass rush, look at teams like WHINERS AND all these teams get off the field with pass 4 man pass rush

  • RaidersOne

    Twocents Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:31 pm
    The coaches stink, the players stink, the whole stinking organization stinks.
    There, now that that is out of the way, what else can we talk about?
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    LOL, there is nothing else to say.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    he did all that now? he was the coffee go-getter…

  • nycraider

    if reggie shops only at walmart in 2013 it has nothing to do with cap issues. that excuse if even valid is only for this season.

  • mcfadden20.

    HueKnewButHisEgoGrew Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    troll, How he failed , he took a superbowl contender to ground? took a legit top 10 D to ground? what is it
    *******************************
    He failed cause this team sucks worse than when he got his fat freckled paws on it.

    —-
    Troll, the team s*cks , we can’t compare last year with this year, different schedule and different everything , last years D s8cked, no body ever wins with that kinda D ,no matter how good O you got

  • EMRaiders

    First round draft pick, a DT.

    Second round pick (acquired through trade) – CB

    Third round pick A – G
    Third round pick B – RT
    Third round pick C (acquired through trade) – LB

    Fourth round pick – DB

    Fourth round pick B (compensatory) – DT

    Fifth round pick – RB

    SIxth round pick – LB

    Seventh round pick – Don’t matter…

    that’s how I would go in the draft.

  • lefty12

    Screw Wimbley,he sucks.Why aren’t you complaining about Clemons?He is a much better player.You can’t complain about losing players.People wanted free agency.You got it.

  • mcfadden20.

    We can have conversations about how the O have s8cked and etc , etc , but the real issue is the D, until we get rid of more Al D players and bring in real talented pass rushers and good MLB, we won’t win

  • mcfadden20.

    MRaiders Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    First round draft pick, a DT.

    Second round pick (acquired through trade) – CB

    Third round pick A – G
    Third round pick B – RT
    Third round pick C (acquired through trade) – LB

    Fourth round pick – DB

    Fourth round pick B (compensatory) – DT

    Fifth round pick – RB

    SIxth round pick – LB

    Seventh round pick – Don’t matter…

    that’s how I would go in the draft.

    ——

    I like it , but i will replace first pick with beast DE who can get 10+ sacks and put up consistent pressure

  • HueKnewButHisEgoGrew

    Just because no one agrees with your dumb Palmer Mckenzie threesome loving azz doesn’t mean we are all trolls.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    well we know burris usnt the answer neither is zone def or a zbs…