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Halftime: Saints 23, Raiders 7

Drew Brees did what Drew Brees does against the Raiders in the first half.

To make matters worse, virtually every potential problem area showed up in a big way for the Raiders as they trail 23-7 at halftime at the Superdome.

Brees was 14 of 18 for 202 yards and a touchdown as New Orleans got points on every drive. Meanwhile, Matt Flynn was pressured heavily _ and sacked five times _ before directing an 82-yard end-of-half drive when the Saints backed off and played coverage. Flynn was 12 of 16 for 124 yards and an 18-yard touchdown pass to Denarius Moore.

The pass blocking was horrendous, and left tackle Alex Barron got worked over but good by Cameron Jordan. But he was hardly the only culprit up front. To make matters worse, David Ausberry (shoulder) and Tracy Porter (groin) both left the game with injuries.

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  • Whoknows

    Alex7 Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:43 pm
    Flynn was a solid 6-9 for 60 yards in his first 3 drives.
    ********************************
    What game were you watching?
    1st and 10 at OAK 20 M.Flynn pass incomplete deep left to D.Moore.
    2nd and 10 at OAK 20 D.McFadden right guard to OAK 24 for 4 yards (J.Richardson; R.Humber).
    3rd and 6 at OAK 24 (Shotgun) M.Flynn pass deep middle to D.Ausberry to OAK 48 for 24 yards (K.Vaccaro) [T.Johnson]. Pass 17, YAC 7
    1st and 10 at OAK 48 M.Flynn pass short right to J.Mastrud pushed ob at NO 45 for 7 yards (R.Humber). Pass 6, YAC 1
    2nd and 3 at NO 45 D.McFadden right tackle to NO 43 for 2 yards (D.Hawthorne).
    3rd and 1 at NO 43 M.Flynn pass incomplete short right to D.Ausberry.
    4th and 1 at NO 43 D.McFadden right guard to NO 43 for no gain (R.Humber).

    1st and 10 at OAK 20 D.McFadden left guard to OAK 22 for 2 yards (R.Humber).
    2nd and 8 at OAK 22 M.Flynn pass incomplete short left to D.McFadden.
    3rd and 8 at OAK 22 (Shotgun) PENALTY on OAK-B.Butler, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at OAK 22 – No Play.
    3rd and 13 at OAK 17 (Shotgun) M.Flynn pass short right to B.Butler to OAK 22 for 5 yards (K.Vaccaro). Pass 5, YAC 0
    4th and 8 at OAK 22 C.Kluwe punts 57 yards to NO 21, Center-J.Condo. T.Cadet to NO 42 for 21 yards (R.Jennings).

    1st and 10 at OAK 18 M.Flynn sacked at OAK 12 for -6 yards (R.Humber).
    2nd and 16 at OAK 12 (Shotgun) D.McFadden right guard to OAK 21 for 9 yards (R.Humber).
    3rd and 7 at OAK 21 (Shotgun) M.Flynn sacked at OAK 12 for -9 yards (C.Jordan).
    4th and 16 at OAK 12 M.King punts 56 yards to NO 32, Center-J.Condo. T.Cadet to NO 32 for no gain (U.Young). PENALTY on NO-A.Davis, Illegal Block Above the Waist, 10 yards, enforced at NO 32.

  • 0ak r8rs

    KoolKell Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:41 pm
    Wow, they only let TP play a qtr? Wooow!

    @@@@@@@@@

    That’s what backup QBs get in preseason. Ever watched a preseason game before? ;)

  • alex7

    Raiderbuck

    you didn’t see anything at all last week that showed you this team can play a little?

    Yikes.

    (are you surprised we can’t hang with a HOF QB?)

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    “Ohioraider

    as a silver lining, our starting D-line hasn’t played together yet.”

    A silver lining for you is you get to have sex even though its old men ejaculating in your mouth for meth money.

    Keep your head up little guy life will get better…

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    The_Civilian_James_Trapp Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    DOn’t let Duck see this, he’s not smart enough to look beyond the stats.

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

    Give it a rest. This is typical Pryor apologia: If Flynn makes a bad throw, it’s because he sucks. If Pryor makes one, it’s because there was pressure or the receiver dropped it or it was a bad play call or DA’s conspiring against him or whatever. You guys are starting to resemble Debo when talking about JaPaycheck.

  • the famous dr robert

    1-5 9 yards. Space age!

    Comical.

  • C2E

    Yikes

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    RaidingTexas Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:51 pm
    Raidersince87 Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:48 pm
    Pryor needs to start next game…

    ——————————-

    Yes he does, so that all the jockstrap holders will see once and for all that he is not a legitimate NFL QB.

    ===========

    Right he’s no Flynn. Too bad all of our opponents won’t be in prevent defenses. Only way he can get TD’s

  • shutdown

    You can judge no one when you have an O-linre performance like this. I do believe Mccloin has upside oen the road, our own Drew Brees?

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    MR talk to me.

    I can help you with that script.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Here comes our version of ‘The Drive’.
    ===============================================

    See!

  • DJ Johnny

    Horrible call. C’mon.

  • RaiderRockstar

    terrible play call, Olson!

  • RaidO

    RaidingTexas Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:51 pm
    Raidersince87 Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:48 pm
    Pryor needs to start next game…

    ——————————-

    Yes he does, so that all the jockstrap holders will see once and for all that he is not a legitimate NFL QB.
    ————–

    You say that like Flynn is the answer. The problem with that is it’s obvious he’s not. This should be a legit 1a 1b QB competition like the Eagles are doing with Vick and Foles.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Willie Smith got worked.

  • xraided

    Alex7 Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:53 pm
    Raiderbuck

    you didn’t see anything at all last week that showed you this team can play a little?

    Yikes.

    (are you surprised we can’t hang with a HOF QB?)

    __________

    the amount of injuries stock piled now is the first sign

    then the horrible depth on the lines are exposed

    QB play and our WR’s aren’t that great

    this is not NFL caliber football

  • alex7

    Willie Smith and Alex Barron will likely be replaced by cut FAs in the next 10 days.

    And that will be an upgrade.

  • Crawfish Joe

    Dumbass run call in the end zone with that O line. Just plain dumb.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:54 pm
    The_Civilian_James_Trapp Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    DOn’t let Duck see this, he’s not smart enough to look beyond the stats.

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

    Give it a rest. This is typical Pryor apologia: If Flynn makes a bad throw, it’s because he sucks. If Pryor makes one, it’s because there was pressure or the receiver dropped it or it was a bad play call or DA’s conspiring against him or whatever. You guys are starting to resemble Debo when talking about JaPaycheck.

    ==========

    Couldn’t argue a single point intelligently could you quack?…What you worried about? Don’t worry Flynn will start ALL 16 games. Reggie goes with “my guy”. That’s the criteria to get a job around here.

  • ohioraider

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    “Ohioraider

    as a silver lining, our starting D-line hasn’t played together yet.”

    A silver lining for you is you get to have sex even though its old men ejaculating in your mouth for meth money.

    Keep your head up little guy life will get better…
    ————————–
    Suck on this you little mutherfuker. Come and get me you little prick.

  • Myopinion

    Something fisjy on the qb thing,if tp isnt ready, why not get him snaps. 2wks in a row he should have gotten another drive.
    rm and da are very secretive,tp is starting and theyre giving colts as little time to prepare as possible.

  • raidersince87

    Pryor or future if given a chance..our o-line sucks.

  • xraided

    Shutdown Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:54 pm
    You can judge no one when you have an O-linre performance like this. I do believe Mccloin has upside oen the road, our own Drew Brees?

    ________

    that’s why it’s a team sport
    something that goes unnoticed in here often
    we can absolutely judge them as a team
    tonight they were garbage
    hopefully we see a little something better next week

  • alex7

    xraided

    what kind of depth do you expect when you are STARTING your 2nd string D-line while your starters get injury rest?

    And those 2nd stringers have held down their own vs Cowboys and Saints run games.

  • RaiderRockstar

    I miss Knapp & Pollack

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:55 pm
    Willie Smith got worked.

    =========

    Reggie’s scholarship

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    “Suck on this you little mutherfuker. Come and get me you little prick.”

    I was talking to Alex7

    not you

  • shutdown

    I keep telling everybody, HGHs are destroying this game–too many injuires. Ica remember when every first string Raider made it through preseason. hell,now, they get injured badly in CAMP.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    lets hear shrek lovers!!!
    cmon DA excusers….

    they “want” it….

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    RaidO Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:55 pm
    RaidingTexas Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:51 pm
    Raidersince87 Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:48 pm
    Pryor needs to start next game…

    ——————————-

    Yes he does, so that all the jockstrap holders will see once and for all that he is not a legitimate NFL QB.
    ————–

    You say that like Flynn is the answer. The problem with that is it’s obvious he’s not. This should be a legit 1a 1b QB competition like the Eagles are doing with Vick and Foles.

    ===========

    Bingo

  • xraided

    Alex7 Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:55 pm
    Willie Smith and Alex Barron will likely be replaced by cut FAs in the next 10 days.

    And that will be an upgrade.

    ____________

    let us hope ^ is a true story

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    The_Civilian_James_Trapp Says:

    DOn’t let Duck see this, he’s not smart enough to look beyond the stats.

    =========================================
    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:

    Give it a rest. This is typical Pryor apologia: …
    =====================================================

    Beautifully played, Duck!

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    The_Civilian_James_Trapp Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Couldn’t argue a single point intelligently could you quack?…What you worried about? Don’t worry Flynn will start ALL 16 games. Reggie goes with “my guy”. That’s the criteria to get a job around here.

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

    I’m not the one excusing every single awful Pryor play. To listen you you, one would think Pryor is perfect and flawless when in reality, he can’t run a conventional NFL offense better than you or I can.

  • alex7

    sigh xraided

    as a TEAM, this Raiders team is 5 points behind the Saints.

    You don’t judge a TEAM in preseason when many of the guys playing are just auditioning and getting cut soon.

  • devilr8er

    Both QB’s looked bad, Pryor needs to be given a better shot to win the job. I believe he threw 6 passes-C’Mon. It seems coaches and management are not giving him a fair shot.

  • 0ak r8rs

    And yet still down by less than a TD. This game isn’t over yet. Love to get a moral victory here. Idc if its preseason or not. Winning is still better than losing.

  • http://www.christianitydisproved.com/ Silverandblack666

    “I miss Knapp & Pollack”

    LOL good one

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    The_Civilian_James_Trapp Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:57 pm
    RaiderRockstar Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:55 pm
    Willie Smith got worked.

    =========

    Reggie’s scholarship

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

    What are you talking about? He won’t be here in two weeks.

  • alex7

    Gaither is all over the field, tackling RBs and WRs down the field.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Taiwan Jones is getting abused tonight

  • http://raiderettes.com MR..realest of the real, stickiest of the icky

    Texas down 3-1, bottom 9. A’s up 2-1.

  • alex7

    Oak R8r

    in preseason, winning isn’t necessarily better than losing, especially if you prioritize it over giving backup players playing time to evaluate them and allow them to grow. Come on.

  • xraided

    Alex7 Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:56 pm
    xraided

    what kind of depth do you expect when you are STARTING your 2nd string D-line while your starters get injury rest?

    And those 2nd stringers have held down their own vs Cowboys and Saints run games.

    _______________

    i realize this. but our DT’s haven’t hardily practiced at all, what makes you think they will last a full 60min every sunday? these are the starters as of right now, because they’ve practiced the most.

    sio moore disappeared as well… disheartening

  • RaidO

    Even the damn Jets and Rex Ryan are doing a better job handling their QB situation(QB competition) Sanchez vs Smith.

    Looks Reggie is going to do the “my guy” thing with Flynn

  • alex7

    Raiders 3rd-string RDE giving up the edge and a long run.

  • RaidingTexas

    RaidO Says:

    You say that like Flynn is the answer. The problem with that is it’s obvious he’s not. This should be a legit 1a 1b QB competition like the Eagles are doing with Vick and Foles.

    —————————–

    No, I definitely do not think Flynn is the answer. I have never seen a QB miss a guy as wide open as Mastrud was on that first drive. That is absolutely inexcusable.

    Admittedly, I was very pro-Wilson before he was even drafted. ButI can admit, i was probably wrong on him. He is looking like a “bust”, as much as a 4th rounder can be a bust.

    But you Pryor guys won’t give it up. Man, he sucks. I don’t know what else you need to see. He can’t complete passes. He couldn’t do it week 17. He couldn’t do it in either of these first two preseason games. He’s bad as a passer. Period. You can’t expect to win on a QB’s ability to run alone. He has to be a passer, and Pryor just isn’t that.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:58 pm
    The_Civilian_James_Trapp Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Couldn’t argue a single point intelligently could you quack?…What you worried about? Don’t worry Flynn will start ALL 16 games. Reggie goes with “my guy”. That’s the criteria to get a job around here.

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

    I’m not the one excusing every single awful Pryor play. To listen you you, one would think Pryor is perfect and flawless when in reality, he can’t run a conventional NFL offense better than you or I can.

    ==========

    Hey Genius, I’m not excusing every Pryor mistake. I’m just not dumb enough like you to hold Pryor RESPONSIBLE when he runs it in from 6 yards for a TD when his center gets called for holding. I’m also not dumb enough to realize that 3rd & 6, and an all out blitz comes, Pryor can get a 1st down while Flynn would be in the fetal position. Flynn can run a conventional offense when the defense is in prevent. Congratulations.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Tie game, huh?

  • xraided

    they should have left pryor in for longer… the 3rd and 4th stringers will get plenty of time in week 4

    they aren’t planning on starting TP it looks like

  • 0ak r8rs

    Al_is_theraiders Says:
    August 16th, 2013 at 7:57 pm
    lets hear shrek lovers!!!
    cmon DA excusers….

    they “want” it….

    @@@@@@@

    Can’t wait till we make the playoffs. And you disappear. Forever.