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Halftime: Broncos 13, Raiders 7

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at 6:47 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Carson Palmer completed 9 of 11 passes for 80 yards, including a beautifully conceived 6-yard left screen for the touchdown, as the Raiders got within 13-7 with 1:59 left in the half.

The drive took 6:33 off the clock and was the longest of the season for the Raiders.

The Raiders took advantage of a spectacular diving interception by Phillip Adams in the end zone when the Broncos appeared poised to go up 20-0.

Denver drove to the Oakland 49 before a Mike Mitchell sack helped force a Broncos punt with 20 seconds left in the half.

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  • The Oracle

    The current guys on the defensive side should start next game. Branch comes out on obvious passing downs..maybe.

  • RaiderLen

    Chris In NY Says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 7:43 pm
    There’s a reason the Patriots were still able to go 11-5 with Matt Cassel as their starter, when the guy hadn’t started at QB since high school.
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    Ya,

    A sound organizational philosophy, with good Cap management, and reasonably productive drafts, with a great QB. (Brady)

    Coupled with a Good Head Coach, and staff.

  • mcfadden20.

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    and you defended him half the season mclicker…


    Half the season?? LMAO and you defended all 10 years ? through 7 straight seasons of 11 or more losses, dude you’re just looking more and more stupid with every passing day

  • RaiderDebo

    Chris in NY Says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 7:43 pm
    There’s a reason the Patriots were still able to go 11-5 with Matt Cassel as their starter, when the guy hadn’t started at QB since high school.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Yep. And why do you think the Saints are struggling? Think Payton makes a difference?

  • Raider Riff

    Chris In NY Says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 7:43 pm
    There’s a reason the Patriots were still able to go 11-5 with Matt Cassel as their starter, when the guy hadn’t started at QB since high school.

    ——–

    Yeah, the rest of the team was loaded with talent. Throwing to Randy Moss doesnt hurt.

    And Matt Cassel isnt that bad. You dont make it to USC by not knowing how to QB.

  • ESETERIK78

    You’re down 19. Never coming back. Play Pryor.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    lmao…” i gave him half the season…”

  • Raider Riff

    Chris in NY,

    Comparing us to the Patriots is so asinine. C’mon man.

  • 504 Raider

    There it was. Reece should have popped Goodson on that catch.

  • Priesttj12

    This would be a 30+ pt. blowout if not for this defense they haven’t gotten any help from this offense.

    Palmer just cannot move man if the play breaks down he’s dead…………period

  • Al_is_theraiders

    mclickers getting mad…thats okay child…schools tomorrow go to sleep.

  • mcfadden20.

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    lmao…” i gave him half the season…”

    saying the guy who defended a guy with the worst record over a 10 year span

  • RaiderLen

    MiamiRaider78 Says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 7:45 pm
    I like Adams.
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    Me too.

  • Raider Riff

    Barnes, doing his thing. Fvck I hate this guy.

  • MiamiRaider78

    A queef Barnes

  • mcfadden20.

    said the guy** damn my IQ dropping with every conversation with Al the troll

  • 0ak r8rs

    Mcfadden20. Says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 7:43 pm
    All on Knapp , tired of his play calling , f8kin dumb ass rocks , dumb like al the troll

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Stop it. It’s not all on anybody. It’s a complete collective implosion from ownership to management to coaching to players. The only ones innocent r janikowski and lechler. Once again we r back to that. Our only two pro bowlers basically for 10 years. Apologizing to those guys once again. Just like we owner an apology to Tim Brown. Wasted talent that would have been HOF w a real team. Too bad we haven’t been a real team for 25 years. Pathetic joke.

  • C2E

    meyers is a ghost tonight

  • Al_is_theraiders

    half the season rocks…lmao and now…he svcks, he needs to be outta here….glad you caught up…

  • ray_d

    I don’t see any difference with or without McClain may be time to kick this guy to the curb

  • Raider Riff

    Ok, so if Pryor doesnt play in this meaningless blowout, when do they plan on playing him?

    Im starting to think he may not see more than a half this year. That would be tragic.

  • Priesttj12

    DENNIS ALLEN what do you have to lose? play the kid manstop with this foolishness and give the fans something to take home with them.

    Don’t be a complete JERK!!!

  • RaiderLen

    Priesttj12 Says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 7:47 pm
    This would be a 30+ pt. blowout if not for this defense they haven’t gotten any help from this offense.

    Palmer just cannot move man if the play breaks down he’s dead…………period
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    Ya that’s it….

    I thought you were aware of dropped passes and wrong routes.

    As well as shiiit blocking and penalties.

    #Palmers Fault

    His interception cost us, but to put it all on Him is disingenuous.

  • RaidO

    DA needs to be FIRED tomorrow.

  • ray_d

    Fck DA! Play Pryor ! Cut Barnes stupid a hole

  • TerrapinRaider

    Priest – It may very well end up being a 30+ point blowout at the end of the day. We were competitive for 2Qs. Now, its a mess on offense – again

  • http://www.raiderettes.com Sullivan44

    That stand at the half was one of the best defensive efforts in the NFL this year.
    DA deserves an A for that.

  • rediaR

    A new RT, RG, C, OC, MLB, DE, DT, CB, CB, FS, SS, RB, Future QB (if Pryor isn’t the guy) and a WR with some consistency and we’ll be all set.

  • ray_d

    God is knapp using Tom walsh’s playbook

  • ray_d

    DA deserves to be craked in the back of the head

  • Raidervill

    Talent wins in this league, but coaches are paid to get the best out of the talent they have. DA and the offensive coaches have failed miserably in that regard.

    The defense severely lacks talent. Not one above avg pass rusher on the DLine. Best LB is 4th round rook. Horrible CB’s. I tend to not put as much on the D coaches.

  • eastoaklandraider

    knapp to dumb to give Barnes help

  • morilla

    Chris In NY Says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 7:40 pm
    morilla Says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 7:33 pm
    Chris In NY Says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 7:28 pm
    morilla Says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 7:23 pm
    I have a hard time believing that the people who blame coaches have never played athletics at any level. It’s the easy way out when you don’t know.

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    Are you saying that guys who blame coaches have or haven’t played? Your statement taken literally would suggest that guys who played would say that, but I’m guessing maybe you meant to say the opposite.
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    Never = ever

    It was cryptic.

    I have a feeling people blaming coaches have never played any athletics at any level. Our players are jokes. 2nd and 3stringers on any other team. We have a hand full of starters.

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    Gotcha.

    However, not true. Coaching matters. It just does.

    I’ve played just about every sport in my life. I’ve played for GREAT coaches and I’ve played for awful ones. They set the tone. Great coaches always have teams that win or at least overachieve. Lousy coaches have teams like the 2012 Raiders.

    There’s a reason Jim Harbaugh has won at every stop he’s been at (San Diego, Stanford, 49ers). There’s a reason Arkansas was a top 10 program under Petrino and then became awful immediately after he was fired.

    I can go on and on and on. But I’ll stop there.

    FYI, Bill Romanowski said on the radio today that a really good coach can get an NFL team 4 extra wins per season. I think it’s fair to say Romo’s played sports before.
    ——–

    Trust me, I know coaching matters.

    That is not the biggest problem concerning this team. We have scrubs.

  • canadianraider

    hey guys..someone might have touched on this….regarding palmers fumble…whats the difference between that and bradys tuck rule?

  • Derek

    Raider needs: center, 2 additional quality o-linemen, MLB, DE, DT, 2 CB’s, and a coaching makeover.