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Grading the Raiders off victory over Chiefs

By Steve Corkran
Monday, December 17th, 2012 at 12:57 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Beat writer Jerry McDonald graded the Raiders off their 15-0 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs at the Coliseum. Here are McDonald’s grades and comments:

Pass offense

Carson Palmer played a complementary role, for once, letting the running game and the defense control the game. Palmer was 18 of 29 for 182 yards, with no touchdowns or interceptions. He was fortunate on at least two passes, forced into coverage, were not intercepted.
Grade: C-plus

Run offense

A season-high 203 yards on 45 carries, 38 of which went for positive yardage (including a late kneel-down). Darren McFadden had 110 yards on 30 carries, Mike Goodson 89 on 12 attempts and the Raiders had 10 rushing first downs while amassing a 40:06 to 19:54 advantage in time of possession.
Grade: A

Pass defense

Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn struggled (five passing first downs), but he also faced third-and-long virtually the entire game. The Raiders kept Chiefs receivers covered for the most part, and Quinn missed the ones that were open. Joselio Hanson had his second interception of the season, and the Raiders had a season high four sacks from Philip Wheeler, Desmond Bryant, Andre Carter and Tommy Kelly.
Grade: A

Run defense

The No. 5 rushing offense in the league was held to 10 yards on 10 carries. Feature back Jamal Charles had the 10 yards, on nine attempts. Kansas City had to abandon the run as the score mounted. In two games against the Raiders, Charles had 14 yards on 14 carries.
Grade: A

Special teams
Sebastian Janikowski accounted for all the scoring with field goals of 20, 50, 57, 30 and 41 yards. He missed once from 51 yards — his third miss of the season. The only kickoff the Raiders received was a touchback. Shane Lechler punted four times for a 51.3-yard gross average and a 40.3 net. Denarius Moore looked lost on punt returns, giving way to Matt Giordano late.
Grade: B

Coaching

The Raiders clearly were ready to play, and they were by far the more crisp and efficient team on both sides of the ball. The mixed coverages and occasional blitzes flummoxed Quinn, who for reasons unknown wasn’t given the hook. No problem with the conservative offensive calls and reliance on field goals. It was the right way to play the game for a team desperate to win.
Grade: A

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  • The_Judge37

    So your saying if you suck in practice you dont play , but if you practice good, and in games you are the worst fvcking right gaurd to ever lace’em up , you keep your starting position?
    ——-

    LOL!!!

  • Bronco Billy Joe

    DA is going no where.
    Reg is going no where.
    CP is going no where.
    And TP is very likely going elsewhere.

    Now quit your damn crying like little girls
    ================================
    I really hope this is true ! I love how the Faiders are the laughing stock of the NFL again . You guys have a big LOSER at qb named Carson Russell. Then you have the stupidest defensive coach ever in Dennis the menace Allen ! As soon has he left the broncos the D got a lot better … hmmmmm LOSERS!

  • Bronco Billy Joe

    Sign Carson Russell to another 5 year extension so that the Faiders can suck for another 10 years ! Oh and sign Dennis Allen to 20 more years please ! hahaha

  • The_Judge37

    After your 2 year rental on Billboard head expires, you’ll be in the same boat. Back to more Kyle Orton’s and Brian Griese’s

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNoi_wwzbtQ Zymurge

    tuckrulefool Says:
    December 17th, 2012 at 1:35 pm
    PRYOR ON KRAPP:

    “The defense that was there on that third-down pass, wasn’t a great type of play for that defense. We weren’t expecting it.”

    LOL!!!

    =====

    Typical of Pryor’s slow thinking. He’s audibling hours after the play instead of when he should have 5 seconds before the snap.

  • Bronco Billy Joe

    Why would any fan want to se a 3rd string Qb when you can see a INT machine name Carson Russell leading the Faiders to 4012 seasons for the next 10 years ! Broncos will be AFC champs 10 years in a row !

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    Everything is going to be great again soon,…Reggie taking out the trash and DA and Knapp, once they get a decent roster, will win. Period.

    Post script: Pryor sucks.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Seymour Bush Says:
    December 17th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    more hero worshiping bullshidd!!!!

    pulling a qb after 1 3 and out is not evaluating him.

    Any qb will tell yuo doing such a thing is only setting the qb up to fail.

    he should be able to practice with the first team, than play in the game without having to worry about a turn over or a 3 and out sending him to the bench.

    ALLEN IS A LIAR AND NEEDS TO BE CANNED

    FIRE HIS AZZ!!!!!
    =============================================

    While some of this I would agree with, you neglected to address the point about the other 53+ players, dozens of organizational staff and 50,000 people that all want to win, not just watch one player go three and out.
    =======

    NO BUSH

    you are acting as if playing pryor is conceeding a victory. Why?

    why do locker, ponder, quin, henne get to play/ Are those teams conceding victory?

    Sorry bush i dont think pryor would have had any trouble leading 5 field goal drives to beat the cheifs

    Allen has been exposed for his transparent agenda against pryor

    HE SHOULD BE FIRED FOR THIS EGREGIOUS ACT!!!!

    Dont worry when newton and the boys blow the doors off with pryor on the bench he will get fired at seasons end.

    i hope he savors his meaningless 5 field goal victory against the worst team in football

  • RockinRaider

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    December 17th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    even former nfl players that work for local media are demanding to see pryor. romo and lo neal.

    ALLEN FAILED TO PREP HIM AND GET HIM IN THE GAME FOR ANYTHING MEANINGFUL!!

    HE MUST BE FIRED THIS INSTANT!!!
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@
    ROFLMFAO knowing that right now you’re having a little hissy fit.
    Stomping your feet.
    Yelling at the wall.
    Little balled up fists pounding your legs, chanting “It’s not fair. IT’S NOT FAIR. HE NEEDS TO BE FIRED!!!!”

    Seriously, look at you in total meltdown. :)

    Good stuff, kiddo.

  • Bronco Billy Joe

    After your 2 year rental on Billboard head expires, you’ll be in the same boat. Back to more Kyle Orton’s and Brian Griese’s

    ==========================
    Ill take 2 back to back super bowls wins with Peyton any day over 5 more years of 4-12 seasons with the greatest Faider QB ever Carson Russell !

  • The_Judge37

    What you would take and what you’ll get are two different things. Donkey’s are a playoff stepping stone, nothing more.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Zymurge Says:
    December 17th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    tuckrulefool Says:
    December 17th, 2012 at 1:35 pm
    PRYOR ON KRAPP:

    “The defense that was there on that third-down pass, wasn’t a great type of play for that defense. We weren’t expecting it.”

    LOL!!!

    =====

    Typical of Pryor’s slow thinking. He’s audibling hours after the play instead of when he should have 5 seconds before the snap.
    ========

    have you been following.

    They did not give pryor enough practice reps to have access to audibles.

    he was given 5 plays to work with according to the cbs crew that did the game….5?!?!?!

    a 5 game package with out freedom to audible

    He was never supposed to play, and allen only did it to be able to sat he put him on the field.

    He was not given a fair shot, and was sabotaged

    FIRE ALLEN NOW!!!!!!!!

  • Purvisman/Intrepid// Full Disclosure

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    oN SUNDAY THE RAIDERS AND THE HOME CROWD WILL GET A FACE FULL OF CAM NEWTON AND THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE!!!
    I want to see what happens when newton turn out the lights at oco and carson leads us to another mind bending turnover filled loss.
    allen and knapp are going to look like bigger jokes than they already do when cam and the read option hybrid offense clean house, and our read option wizards damc and pryor never see the field together.
    ======================================================

    Your prophecies this year have been well short of ‘mystical’ giving me another reason to expect a victory, no matter what stadium they play at.

  • Just Fire Baby

    you are acting as if playing pryor is conceeding a victory. Why?

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

    Because he orchestrated the worst drive of any of ours yesterday?

    Because he isn’t the best player at his position?

    Two likely reasons.

  • RockinRaider

    Just looked at the game again.

    Horrible pass from Pryor, into double coverage, that should have been picked.

    Thank you Coach Allen.

    You did good.

    Oh, I checked the headlines around the wires.
    “RAIDER END LOSING STREAK”
    “RAIDERS SHUTOUT KC”
    “RAIDERS SHOWED UP TO PLAY”

    Nowhere, anywhere, did I see:
    “RAIDERS SHOULD HAVE KEPT PRYOR IN, EVEN IF HE COST THE TEAM THE GAME”

    I looked, just couldn’t find it.

    Oh well, lol.

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    LETS SEE WHAT THOSE FEW REAMING PALMER WORSHIPERS AND ALLEN HAVE TO SAY AFTER CAM NEWTON COMES IN HERE AND KICKS CARSON AND ALLENS AZZ!!!!!

    THE NFL IS CHANGING OPTION FOOTBAL IS THE LATEST THING IN THE NFL AND WE HAVE TWO GUYS THAT WERE SUPER STARS DOING IT YET THEY DONTY SEE THE FIELD TOGETHER?!?!/!NAD FOR WHAT?!?!?! 5 FILED GOALS AND A MEANINGLESS WIN?!?!/1

    FIRE ALLEN NOW HE IS A LIAR AND A LOSER!!!!

  • Mistic1 Tha Supavillain

    Im out , now people are just making shid up.

    Im done with this team until they fire allen and send palmer packing

    we cant win with those losers see 4-10

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Can TP develop into a successful NFL QB ?

    I doubt it. I have strong reservations about his throwing ability.

    However, I don’t have any doubts that TP is a FREAK ATHLETE and probably can be a force in some capacity – even if it’s not at QB.

    I don’t second guess the decision to invest a 3rd round pick on him for a nano-second.

    If he develops into a franchise QB, fantastic.

    If not, his talent can be utilized elsewhere.

    In the meantime, the only way to get a gauge on things and try to make a determination as to what the future might hold is to give TP a taste.

    Doesn’t mean he should have started, or should start.

    It does mean he should have been active. It does mean he should have been used in some packages already.

    There’s ways to try to develop players and use personnel effectively – and there’s ways to let talent languish on the bench and not plan for the future even after the current season has gone down the toilet.

    Tits and Krapp. Pffft. Visionless buffoons.

  • Bronco Billy Joe

    ROFLMFAO knowing that right now you’re having a little hissy fit.
    Stomping your feet.
    Yelling at the wall.
    Little balled up fists pounding your legs, chanting “It’s not fair. IT’S NOT FAIR. HE NEEDS TO BE FIRED!!!!”

    Seriously, look at you in total meltdown.

    Good stuff, kiddo.
    ============================
    Please have some patients with Dennis he is a great coach and we need him to coach the Faiders for a long time . He is doing a great job up there in Jokeland . Please have Patients it takes atleast 10 years before you see any type of improvement .He needs to coach the faiders for a long time please !

  • r8eray

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    December 17th, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    What does everyone here have to say about DMAC byytchin out the coach on the sideline?

    I think that reflects on knapp as well

    ==========

    Which coach?

    Knapp?

  • Purvisman/Intrepid// Full Disclosure

    Bronco Billy Joe Says:
    I really hope this is true ! I love how the Faiders are the laughing stock of the NFL again . You guys have a big LOSER at qb named Carson Russell. Then you have the stupidest defensive coach ever in Dennis the menace Allen ! As soon has he left the broncos the D got a lot better … hmmmmm LOSERS!
    =======================================================

    How come a Donkey fan making no attempt to hide it writes a post that could’ve been written by half the so called ‘fans’ in here?

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    So, let’s summarize who was let go and how the staff did in evaluating players:

    DA has heated fight with total POS. POS in benched. #5 rushing attack in NFL gets 10 yards on 10 carries.

    McKenzie gets rid of work out warrior Bruce Campbell. Campbell still has not gotten in a game.

    McKenzie ships out Barksdale. He has played in three games.

    McKenzie ships out Louis Murphy who leads all cast offs with a riveting 21 catch season.

    McKenzie ships out Routt and his $10mm price tag. Routt gets dumped again by the worst team in the league.

    Kam Wimbley who we will see tonight has 12 unassisted tackles and 5 sacks. We have $12mm. And we need that $12mm.

    I’m not seeing a problem here really.

  • bunk moorland

    Bronco Billy Joe Says:
    December 17th, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    After your 2 year rental on Billboard head expires, you’ll be in the same boat. Back to more Kyle Orton’s and Brian Griese’s

    ==========================
    Ill take 2 back to back super bowls wins with Peyton any day over 5 more years of 4-12 seasons with the greatest Faider QB ever Carson Russell !———————————————————————-

    payton manning is 9-10 in the playoffs. If you would

    remove the cum crusties out of your eyes from the

    denver bronco bukakke party you could research him.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Mistic1 Tha Supavillain Says:
    December 17th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    LETS SEE WHAT THOSE FEW REAMING PALMER WORSHIPERS AND ALLEN HAVE TO SAY AFTER CAM NEWTON COMES IN HERE AND KICKS CARSON AND ALLENS AZZ!!!!!
    ============================================

    Actually, we are going to visit them in Carolina. I am sure we will have guys show up and be ready.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Isn’t Bronco Billy Joe that guy in the barrel and orange bronco boots that got frostbite and almost died at a bronco game?

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    Allen is a saboteur

    Reggie is in cahoots

    Mark show them all the door

  • The_Judge37

    Seymour Bush Says:
    December 17th, 2012 at 2:45 pm
    So, let’s summarize who was let go and how the staff did in evaluating players:

    DA has heated fight with total POS. POS in benched. #5 rushing attack in NFL gets 10 yards on 10 carries.

    McKenzie gets rid of work out warrior Bruce Campbell. Campbell still has not gotten in a game.

    McKenzie ships out Barksdale. He has played in three games.

    McKenzie ships out Louis Murphy who leads all cast offs with a riveting 21 catch season.

    McKenzie ships out Routt and his $10mm price tag. Routt gets dumped again by the worst team in the league.

    Kam Wimbley who we will see tonight has 12 unassisted tackles and 5 sacks. We have $12mm. And we need that $12mm.

    I’m not seeing a problem here really.
    ———-

    The problem is in their Replacements

  • Bronco Billy Joe

    Rockin Raider is right ! Dennis Allen is a great coach please keep him for as long as possible ! Carson Russell is the Greatest Faider Qb of all time and his losing record is everyone elses fault but him . Dennis Allen and Carson Russell ARE THE FAIDERS !

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Man, is this an era of quick results or what? Pryor handed the ball twice then throw a Tebow at DHB. I think that will be it for his career.

    Damn that offsides penalty! whyyyyyy?

    Love the drama around Pryor in here! LOL!

  • Macho Man Randy Savage

    Bronco Billy Joe used to be Bronco Willy Joe, but he lost his Willy in the frostbite incident.

  • Just Fire Baby

    What does everyone here have to say about DMAC byytchin out the coach on the sideline?

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

    It was the other way around.

    As soon as he sat down, the coach got right in his face, and Darren walked away.

    Not one player followed him, and they all stayed and listened to the coach.

  • Gdog

    Bronco Billy Joe Says:
    December 17th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Rockin Raider is right ! Dennis Allen is a great coach please keep him for as long as possible ! Carson Russell is the Greatest Faider Qb of all time and his losing record is everyone elses fault but him . Dennis Allen and Carson Russell ARE THE FAIDERS !
    >>>>

    How old are you?

    12?

  • Just Fire Baby

    And then fans started heckling McFadden.

    My buddy sits a few rows back behind the bench and watched it unfold, and that’s how he described it to me.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    The problem is in their Replacements
    ==============================================

    McKenzie couldn’t replace them. He could only get rid of salary. That’s a lot of the problem.

  • RockinRaider

    Wow.
    ESPN, as we speak.
    “RAIDERS FIRST SHUT OUT SINCE WEEK 17, 2002″ just scrolled across the screen.

    And still nothing about a 3rd string qb not getting extensive play.

    If any breaking news should surface about the NFL at large being despondent about Pryors lack of playing time, I’ll be sure to update.

  • RaidingTexas

    For GG and Douchebag:

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/12/newtown-libor-hunger-games-theories.php

    Idiots. Take your fkn tinfoil hats off.

  • Just Fire Baby

    People up in arms becuase the player THEY WANT isn’t being “evaluated”.

    I saw Bergstrom get a season high in reps. Same with Ross. MM34 was on the field blitzing almost every 3rd down. Goodson had a season high in touches. Bilukidi played the most he has all year.

    But waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa……TP and Taiwan didn’t get gifted some playing time.

    Maybe they should go check in on what Ross, Goodson, MM34 and Bergs are doing to get their reps.

  • Bronco Billy Joe

    How old are you?

    12?

    =============================
    I’m 16 and love watching the PATHETIC faiders get destroyed by teams. I have enjoyes the last 10 years so much ! The faiders have all the right pieces in place for another 10 years losing streak ! LOSER QB ! LOSER coach ! LOSER GM ! And the biggest LOSER fans in all the world !

  • Bronco Billy Joe

    Wow.
    ESPN, as we speak.
    “RAIDERS FIRST SHUT OUT SINCE WEEK 17, 2002″ just scrolled across the screen.

    ============================
    This just in …. Rocking Raider is a loser and roots for a team that will be 4-12 for the next 10 years ! yaaaaaaaaa! Dennis Allen Coach of the Year !

  • 1960AutumnWind

    RockinRaider Says:
    December 17th, 2012 at 2:53 pm
    Wow.
    ESPN, as we speak.
    “RAIDERS FIRST SHUT OUT SINCE WEEK 17, 2002″ just scrolled across the screen.

    And still nothing about a 3rd string qb not getting extensive play.

    If any breaking news should surface about the NFL at large being despondent about Pryors lack of playing time, I’ll be sure to update.

    ***********

    NFL Launching investigation into Pryor Consipriacy.

    BSPN: Roger Goodell today is launching an investigation to find out how wide spread the consipriacy is to not play Tyrell Pryor. Aparently Tyrell can run faster than Chris Johnson and throw the ball farther than well… Jamarcus Russell. Goodell is concerned that this is a consipriacy in order to secure the #1 overall draft pick by continuing to play Carson Palmer instead.

    One problem with this theory is the Raiders actually won the game!

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Can anyone explain how Taiwan Jones can’t get a sniff of the field, besides his very good work on special teams coverage ?

    Matt Giordano returning punts ? Really ?

    IDGAF what anyone says – this staff, especially Greg Krapp is completely CLUELESS.

  • Gdog

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 17th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    People up in arms becuase the player THEY WANT isn’t being “evaluated”.

    I saw Bergstrom get a season high in reps. Same with Ross. MM34 was on the field blitzing almost every 3rd down. Goodson had a season high in touches. Bilukidi played the most he has all year.

    But waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa……TP and Taiwan didn’t get gifted some playing time.

    Maybe they should go check in on what Ross, Goodson, MM34 and Bergs are doing to get their reps.
    >>>>

    Excellent points.

    Maybe if they STOPPED SUCKING they would see the field more. Or change positions. I happen to think TJ might be a great CB… and he has said he is willing to make the change. TP could be the best TE in football… it didn’t take Gates long to pick up the position. How come he doesn’t say he wants to give it a try to see the field?

    Instead he should just be GIVEN the spot of QB??

  • Jackie Bibby

    RAIDERMAN99 Says: December 17th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Can anyone explain how Taiwan Jones can’t get a sniff of the field, besides his very good work on special teams coverage ?

    Matt Giordano returning punts ? Really ?

    IDGAF what anyone says – this staff, especially Greg Krapp is completely CLUELESS.

    ……………………… ……………………

    Fire Da now!

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Maybe they should go check in on what Ross, Goodson, MM34 and Bergs are doing to get their reps.
    ===========================================

    Naa, cause then they would have to admit that the guys they are in love with will soon be NFL alumni playing in a total of 5 games combined.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Can anyone explain how Taiwan Jones can’t get a sniff of the field, besides his very good work on special teams coverage ?

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

    Playing him to his strengths.

    Besides, we need to evaluate the two RB’s ahead of him to see if they need to be brought back next year, especially McNinny.

    He is not an NFL RB. Great gunner though.

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    One problem with this theory is the Raiders actually won the game!
    ==============================================

    Don’t these same “geniuses” want the Raiders to lose for a better draft pick? Sheesh…

  • alex7

    Yes, it HAS been explained.

    Taiwan Jones sucks in practice. Struggles picking up blitzes, putting QB health in jeopardy.

    Maybe he doesn’t work hard enough.

    Possibility A) MASS CONSPIRACY!
    Possibility B) Taiwan is the 4th best RB on our team, and the other 3 need/deserve PT.

  • eastoaklandraider

    Seymour Bush Says:
    December 17th, 2012 at 1:06 pm
    The Raiders handily beat a team late in the season. That is a good sign I don’t care who the opponent is. And Hue Jackson never did that.
    ————-

    what an idiotic statement.

  • Bronco Billy Joe

    Please have some patients with Dennis Allen . He is doing wonderful things there in Jokeland . It takes time to build a winner , at least 5-10 years . So please be patient and let Dennis Allen do his magic ! The rest of the AFC WEST thanks you ! LOL :)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNoi_wwzbtQ Zymurge

    have you been following.

    They did not give pryor enough practice reps to have access to audibles.

    he was given 5 plays to work with according to the cbs crew that did the game….5?!?!?!

    a 5 game package with out freedom to audible

    =====

    Sounds like it was 1 or 2 plays more than his brain could handle learning. The number differs on whether or not you think he ran 3 plays or 4. He certainly doesn’t know for sure.