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Grading the Raiders off their game vs. Bengals

Beat writer Jerry McDonald graded the Raiders based on their performance against the Cincinnati Bengals in a 34-10 loss Sunday. Here is his report card:

Pass offense
Carson Palmer (19-for-34, 146 yards, 1 TD, 1 interception) was under 200 yards for the first time in 16 games. The Bengals pass rush kept him from going to his wide receivers with any success, other than one completion to Denarius Moore for a 20-yard touchdown. Downfield passing was not an option.
Grade: D

Run offense
Marcel Reece had 74 yards on 15 carries and Jeremy Stewart had 26 yards on seven attempts. As it was, Oakland had 73 yards rushing in the second half, even though it trailed 24-0. Owen Schmitt got stuffed for a 1-yard loss on fourth-and-1 from the Cincinnati 45 in the first half.
Grade: C

Pass defense
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was 16 of 30 for 216 yards, doing most of his damage (13 of 20, 151 yards, 2 TDs) in the first half. The Raiders had no interceptions, and other than the third quarter, were fairly easy to exploit as they concentrated on WR A.J. Green, who still had three catches for 111 yards.
Grade: D

Run defense
BenJarvis Green-Ellis ripped off runs of 48 and 39 yards that set up touchdowns, finishing with 19 carries for 129 yards and a 1-yard score. Cedric Peerman had 61 yards on eight carries with a 31-yard run. Green ran 20 yards on a reverse. Those four carries accounted for 138 yards. The 30 other runs netted 83 yards.
Grade: D

Special teams
Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 55-yard field goal with plenty to spare on his only attempt. Punter Shane Lechler put three punts inside the 20-yard line and had a 42.0 net. There was nothing of consequence in the return game by either side. Grade: C

Coaching
The Raiders finally made some decent halftime adjustments, outscoring Cincinnati 10-0 in the third quarter and forcing the Bengals to four three-and-outs on defense. The first half, however, was a disaster on both sides of the ball. The Raiders were either unprepared for what they saw or not adequately motivated in terms of energy.
Grade: D

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  • Plunketthead

    DA just texted me. He said it blows but he is ready to roll up his sleeves and start producing the best Raider teams ever. He said just wait till next year.

  • oakfoshow

    346.Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    Too funny

    hu jack goes 8-8 while losing team owner and legend al davis, losing his starting qb and team leader and captain and losing dmac while forced fed chuck b, and gets canned to the joy of many so called impostor fans

    yet allen is 3-8 and will hard pressed to earn another victory, the team has no discernible identity other than losing, and his defense is the all time worst in raider history

    yet fools like mactroll 20 want him to stay?!?!/

    laughable,

    this is a bottom line biz, win or your out

    some peole just dont know football

    And that fkn moron your talking about is to fkn stupid to realize it.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Oakfoshow Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    Boy I’d like to be at that press con. on Friday. The rateings would sky rocket as I put my boot in the eye of the oranga.

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

    Reggie’s a former linebacker. If he even breathed on you hard, you’d run home crying to your mommy and you know it.

  • javier

    347.JONGRUDEN2013 Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    DJ,…maybe you and some others should just stay away until things are going well,…if you cant take it just dont follow it,..Im looking forward to sunday,..Im grillin wings and brien is bringin Remy,…3-8 or 8-3,..dont matter.

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

    Do you live locally to the stadium?

  • oakfoshow

    The fans in Oakland this week need to start pelting DA and Reggie with 9 volt batteries.

  • oakfoshow

    353.RaiderDuck Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 3:01 pm
    Oakfoshow Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    Boy I’d like to be at that press con. on Friday. The rateings would sky rocket as I put my boot in the eye of the oranga.

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

    Reggie’s a former linebacker. If he even breathed on you hard, you’d run home crying to your mommy and you know it.

    No I’d fkn kill that oranga and you right after that pzzy.

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    Im a couple hundred miles from the coliseum but ya Im at every game.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    quack…this weeks excuse?

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Oakfoshow Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 3:01 pm
    The fans in Oakland this week need to start pelting DA and Reggie with 9 volt batteries.
    ——-
    Dumbest Fan in America

  • Raider E

    I wanna ask Reggie if he thought that the 27 new players of “his” would be soooo damn untalented?

  • oakfoshow

    I knew it wouldnt take long for doucebag to show up.All 8 year old boys to there house quick.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    oakfoshow Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    353.RaiderDuck Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 3:01 pm
    Oakfoshow Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    Boy I’d like to be at that press con. on Friday. The rateings would sky rocket as I put my boot in the eye of the oranga.

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

    Reggie’s a former linebacker. If he even breathed on you hard, you’d run home crying to your mommy and you know it.

    No I’d fkn kill that oranga and you right after that pzzy.

    ————

    You are such a massive goober

  • Raider E

    JONGRUDEN2013 Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 3:03 pm
    Im a couple hundred miles from the coliseum but ya Im at every game.

    ———————————-

    What’s you banner gonna say this sunday?

  • oakfoshow

    359.Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 3:04 pm
    Oakfoshow Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 3:01 pm
    The fans in Oakland this week need to start pelting DA and Reggie with 9 volt batteries.
    ——-
    Dumbest Fan in America

    Your mother calls me horsepecker.HP for short.

  • Donkeyhater

    JONGRUDEN2013 Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    I guess old fool kell will have to cancel his many real estate meetings friday to hear big dummys pc,..just like he had to cancel all his open houses and whatnot today so he could be on the couch for Dennis`s pc. Hey old man kell, when I was at Remax in San Jose, I never had less then 300 listings at one time. I shared a lot of them but never did the listings number ever get under 300. You are no realtor dude, realtors dont sit at home to watch a head coach of a 3-8 football team answer softball questions…get some listings, close some of them…is Dennis Allen really more important to you then your real estate career?…..sad.
    =============================
    real estate career?
    Guess we differ on what career means.
    Sustained employment over a period of time is a career.
    Never getting off your arse, while the mrs works, isn’t a career. It’s called lazyassnogoodloser.

    Glad we cleared that up.

  • mcfadden20.

    Oakfoshow , Mistic-Raiderdebo , al_the_troll and others should just stay away from the blog nobody really cares about their stupid opinions

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    Im open for suggestions dude,..if I use yours I have a row 5 pair you can have.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

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    DT Tommy Kelly on how badly the Raiders need a win: “Oh, very bad. Very bad. Very bad, man. Real bad. Real bad.”
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  • Al_is_theraiders

    free d batteries easily concealable…..

  • oakfoshow

    Here comes the hate from all the guys who predicted playoffs this year. AAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAA. fkn idiots.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    Been a while.. How’s everyone?..

  • Al_is_theraiders

    mctool is back from coffee break…

  • oakfoshow

    366.mcfadden20. Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 3:06 pm
    Oakfoshow , Mistic-Raiderdebo , al_the_troll and others should just stay away from the blog nobody really cares about their stupid opinions

    PLAYOFFS?? you stupid fk head!

  • mcfadden20.

    Ofcourse Whiners should have fired B Walsh after 1-15 year, Cowboys should have done the same after JJ went 1-15 oh yeah how about Pats , weren’t they better team before Bill Belichic who never succeeded before in Cleveland and comes to NE and have worse record than year before, I’m pretty sure those guys who went 1-15 in first year then went on to build dynasties had nothing to do with the talent they were surrounded by in first year right?

  • Dakota

    Maybe Reggie understands that this division will be won by the Broncos for as long as P. Manning is there, so he is going to tank every year to build a super roster of high draft picks which will then explode onto the scene in 2017!!!!

  • javier

    It gets frustrating driving or flying up to the bay area from LA week after week only to see the team not compete. That’s all I ask for. These guys are paid alot of money to compete. Can you say that for the last several games these guys have come out and play with fire or desire in the first quarter? We need to vent a bit after shelling out thousands of dollars to follow our favorite team. I get a kick out of everyone comments. Lets me know how some of the fan base feel.

    Ignore the idoits and listen to the fans that really care!

  • Al_is_theraiders

    mcten and then…

  • mcfadden20.

    oakfoshow Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    366.mcfadden20. Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 3:06 pm
    Oakfoshow , Mistic-Raiderdebo , al_the_troll and others should just stay away from the blog nobody really cares about their stupid opinions

    PLAYOFFS?? you stupid fk head!

    SEE you get mad like a little kid who was never hugged by his mother

  • Purvisman/Intrepid// Full Disclosure

    DennisAllensVisor Says: Been a while.. How’s everyone?..

    All peace and harmony in here. Heartfelt camraderie, as usual. How you?

  • mcfadden20.

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    mcten and then…

    – Are you going to keep crying about past regime which set the record for worst record in 10 year span 02-12?

  • Raider E

    RAIDERS SUCK BUT MY TAILGATES ARE LIVE !!!!

  • Al_is_theraiders

    i thought he was just calling you by your name mctenandthen..

  • r8eray

    Dennis Allen revealed Monday that the Raiders “have discussed” giving Terrelle Pryor a chance to play down the stretch….sounds good to me!!

  • oakfoshow

    374.mcfadden20. Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    Ofcourse Whiners should have fired B Walsh after 1-15 year, Cowboys should have done the same after JJ went 1-15 oh yeah how about Pats , weren’t they better team before Bill Belichic who never succeeded before in Cleveland and comes to NE and have worse record than year before, I’m pretty sure those guys who went 1-15 in first year then went on to build dynasties had nothing to do with the talent they were surrounded by in first year right?
    ================================================= This stupid bstrd loves to talk about other teams after predicting playoffs this year.Thats all he has left to go on after proveing he knows nothing about the Raiders or football at all.Exposed idiot simple.

  • mcfadden20.

    Or how about 6 straight season of 11 losses

    ===

    What do you have to say about that? AL_the_troll?

  • mcfadden20.

    oakfoshow Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    374.mcfadden20. Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    Ofcourse Whiners should have fired B Walsh after 1-15 year, Cowboys should have done the same after JJ went 1-15 oh yeah how about Pats , weren’t they better team before Bill Belichic who never succeeded before in Cleveland and comes to NE and have worse record than year before, I’m pretty sure those guys who went 1-15 in first year then went on to build dynasties had nothing to do with the talent they were surrounded by in first year right?
    ================================================= This stupid bstrd loves to talk about other teams after predicting playoffs this year.Thats all he has left to go on after proveing he knows nothing about the Raiders or football at all.Exposed idiot simple.

    again you getting mad like a bastard step child who was always beaten by his step dad, go get some fresh air dude

  • Al_is_theraiders

    great start to the next ten and then right mclicker?

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Dennis Allen revealed Monday that the Raiders “have discussed” giving Terrelle Pryor a chance to play down the stretch….sounds good to me!!
    ———————–
    He said the same thing at one of his earlier pressers.

  • DennisAllensVisor

    LOL.

    I see not much has changed, and 3-8 is just making it worse..

  • oakfoshow

    mcfaggen20 change your screen name and start over son.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    mcmeltdown go play with reggie boots…

  • mcfadden20.

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    great start to the next ten and then right mclicker?

    What do you have to say about 5-6 straight years finishing 5-11 or worse? Als_c0ck_)s8cker

  • mcfadden20.

    oakfoshow Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    mcfaggen20 change your screen name and start over son.

    Again why are you so upset at world so much dude? where you dropped on your head by your mother when you were a baby?

  • DennisAllensVisor

    There is no reason that Pryor doesnt get a look.

    No logical reason.

    Bergstrom, Pryor, Bilukidi & Crawford have to be played, have to.

    Giordano, Seymour, Palmer do not need to see the field.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    mcmeltdown lol…dont get mad…its okay to be wrong….now go lick ome boots.

  • mcfadden20.

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    mcmeltdown go play with reggie boots…

    have y08 recovered from getting al’s c0ck rammed down your thr0at for over 40 years?

  • Dakota

    388.KoolKell Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    Dennis Allen revealed Monday that the Raiders “have discussed” giving Terrelle Pryor a chance to play down the stretch….sounds good to me!!
    ———————–
    He said the same thing at one of his earlier pressers.

    +++++++++++++++++

    TP Discussion:

    Dennis Allen: Should we go ahead and give Pryor a chance and let him start a game?

    Gregg Knapp: Do you want to lose by 35 instead of 20?

    Dennis Allen: Not really…..moving on then. So, which shirt best hides my man titt!es?

    Gregg knapp: Go with the black one.

    Dennis Allen: I think you are right…..you are always right Greggie! I love you man!

    Gregg Knapp: I love you too….scoot on over here and give me another….

  • javier

    388.KoolKell Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    Dennis Allen revealed Monday that the Raiders “have discussed” giving Terrelle Pryor a chance to play down the stretch….sounds good to me!!
    ———————–
    He said the same thing at one of his earlier pressers.

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

    They need to sell tickets! Pryor is playing this week.

  • Plunketthead

    Dak

    congrats to Kelly and the domers.

    I will be rooting for them to whup Saban

  • The Beeech Dawg

    KoolKell Says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Dennis Allen revealed Monday that the Raiders “have discussed” giving Terrelle Pryor a chance to play down the stretch….sounds good to me!!
    ———————–
    He said the same thing at one of his earlier pressers.

    ———–

    K-Rat, if the Raider organization knew you were perving out to all of their pressers, they’d never air them

    How big of an old man boner do you get when a new press conference is announced?

    Sorry Old Troll, touchy subject, huh? Probably haven’t gotten it up since the 60′s, word