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Saints start too fast for Raiders

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 8:08 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Posted with 1:57 remaining . . .
The Raiders couldn’t get started Friday night, and the result was a 28-20 preseason loss to the New Orleans Saints before 72,112 fans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

With the Saints having their way at the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball and Drew Brees slicing up the secondary, the Saints led 23-0 before Matt Flynn led a late touchdown drive on a two-minute drill before the half.

In the third quarter, a David Bass fumble of Seneca Wallace was recovered by Ryan Robinson for a defensive touchdown and an Omar Gaither interception of a deflected pass set up a 46-yard field goal by Eddy Carmona to get the Raiders within 23-17.

In the fourth quarter, Will Herring stuffed Jamize Olawale in the end zone for a safety not long after the Raiders had stuffed the Saints on a fourth-and-1 play inside the 5-yard line. New Orleans finished the scoring with Garrett Hartley’s fourth field goal of the game, this one from 28 yards.

The Raiders, 1-1 in the preseason, headed home realizing they found out a lot more good things about players they hoped to make the team than they did about the ones that will be their starters.

When the Saints and Raiders were playing their first team, it was a mismatch from the outset.

Brees had his way with the Raiders as he has in four previous preseason and regular-season games. He completed 14 of 18 passes for 202 yards and a 16-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Stills on a play in which he had several seconds to throw.

Every New Orleans possession produced points until backup Seneca Wallace came in and kneeled on the ball to end the first half. Hartrley had field goals of 53, 31 and 30 yards and Mark Ingram had a 2-yard touchdown run.

The Saints were up 23-0 before they dialed back the pressure tactics, which helped Flynn direct an 82-yard, 11-play touchdown drive that ended in an 18-yard touchdown pass to Denarius Moore.

Before that drive, the Raiders had only a single first down in the half, with the Saints registering five sacks of Flynn.

Flynn ended his half completing 12 of 16 passes for 124 yards and a touchdown, most of that compiled on the last drive.

Veteran Alex Barron, getting first crack at the left tackle job which will be open for the foreseeable future with Jared Veldheer out following triceps surgery, struggled trying to block former Cal star Cameron Jordan.

The second-team defense go the Raiders back in the game by forcing two turnovers, but backup quarterback Terrelle Pryor struggled during his one quarter of play. Pryor was 1 of 5 for 9 yards and ran four times for 15 yards.

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  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    No matter the Height/length of the Kick. The white boy is more “dependable”, according to Tits.

  • Just Fire Baby

    A little Dice Clay reference never hurts!!!

  • Plunketthead

    Reg

    I just got a email that says you have been kicked off a couple other Raider blogs.

    Is that true?

  • Just Fire Baby

    Our white WR’s and LB’s don’t seem to be getting the “dependable” treatment.

  • regallengo

    KoolKell Says:
    August 17th, 2013 at 4:49 pm
    No matter the Height/length of the Kick. The white boy is more “dependable”, according to Tits.
    LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
    That’s because he is.

  • 260058145

    reggie looked in the cupboard and saw cobwebs.

  • Plunketthead

    Did anyone see the starter pics at the beginning of the game? Everyone had a stern look except the Wiz. He had a super goofy looking grin

  • SR Raider

    I’m sure Kluwe being a veteran with proven track record has nothing to do with it

  • regallengo

    Plunketthead Says:
    August 17th, 2013 at 4:50 pm
    Reg

    I just got a email that says you have been kicked off a couple other Raider blogs.

    Is that true?
    llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
    Never been on another blog so you’re a liar and and idjit.

  • DJ Johnny

    Raider E Says:
    August 17th, 2013 at 4:48 pm
    Did Mother Hubbard eat her curds and whey…or was that someone else

    ——————————

    That was little miss muffet. Whats in the bowl B*tch!!!! oohh!!!!

    Dice Clay…Ha.

    That’s right. She sat on a tuffet and then a spider came along and the rest is history.

  • Plunketthead

    Never been on another blog so you’re a liar and and idjit.

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    Don’t shoot the messenger Shoot famous Rob

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Jack & Jill went up the hill.

    They both had a buck and a quarter.

    Jill came down with 2 fifty. Btch.

  • Raider E

    That F*ckin’ wh*re!!!! ooohhh!!!!

  • DJ Johnny

    So I got my tongue up this chicks azz…she looks back at me like “do I know you?”.

    I said listen honey I gotta do somethin’ to keep me busy while i’m standing in line at the bank.

  • regallengo

    DJ Johnny Says:
    August 17th, 2013 at 4:59 pm
    So I got my tongue up this chicks azz…she looks back at me like “do I know you?”.

    I said listen honey I gotta do somethin’ to keep me busy while i’m standing in line at the bank.
    lllllllllllllllllllllllll
    This is a football blog dk, not you’re personal porn site.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Breaking_Black Says:
    August 17th, 2013 at 2:33 pm
    Why is Jesse Ventura calling the Cardinals game.

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    I totally thought it was him! lol!

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

    DJ Johnny Says:
    August 17th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    You can’t rip on Flynn for getting sacked 5 times and then excuse Pryor’s throwaway’s cuz someone was in his face.

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    +1

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

    I remember running into people like Kell in Philadelphia. They were the ones selling gaudy knockoff jewelry and handing out “DOWN WITH THE WHITE MAN” pamphlets.

  • regallengo

    The only reason some like Pryor is because he’s black. Period.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Shoelace getting some run on offense with the Jags.

    Really wanted to draft that kid.

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

    regallengo Says:
    August 17th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    The only reason some like Pryor is because he’s black. Period.

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

    And because Al drafted him. They’d be bagging on Pryor nonstop if Reggie had drafted him.

  • regallengo

    Kooky arse is discriminating against white people.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Furthermore you ignorant azz Krackers, I got over the white/black thing in 1968 with the Stabler/Dickey competition.

    And it was a legit competition.

  • regallengo

    Kooky arse is a skid row wino.

  • regallengo

    KoolKell Says:
    August 17th, 2013 at 5:10 pm
    Furthermore you ignorant azz Krackers, I got over the white/black thing in 1968 with the Stabler/Dickey competition.

    And it was a legit competition.
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    Krackers, that’s a racist slur!

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Bann me. I need it.

  • regallengo

    Dickey couldn’t hold Snakes jock you idjit.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    August 17th, 2013 at 5:05 pm
    I remember running into people like Kell in Philadelphia. They were the ones selling gaudy knockoff jewelry and handing out “DOWN WITH THE WHITE MAN” pamphlets.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    That’s from a person who thinks minorities like AA and Native Americans should “just get over it”.
    Pathetic UOP IT. Pathetic.

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

    I never once said “just get over it.” Quit imagining things.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Poor white trash think everybody hates others like they do.

    They’re the first ones to call someone a racist. Ironic, no?

  • Just Fire Baby

    Seriously Sanchez?

    As if throwing a red zone INT wasn’t bad enough, but you wear a hairband as well?

    YOUR STARTING QB CAN’T WEAR A HAIR CLIP, SORRY!!!!

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

    Hitler is here now you other wanna be racists better scatter!

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

    KoolKell Says:
    August 17th, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Poor white trash think everybody hates others like they do.

    They’re the first ones to call someone a racist. Ironic, no?

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    You were the one accusing DA of judging players based on race. Not I.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    You did, but I’m not surprised that you are lying.
    Btw, I was talking about distribution of wealth when you said that ignorant statement.

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

    I hate most of you stupid cunts here for a lot of reasons mostly because you are so stupid when it comes to football.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Man the levels of dumbness and racism are at record levels in here today. And that’s saying something.

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

    Raider O Says:
    August 17th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    You did, but I’m not surprised that you are lying.
    Btw, I was talking about distribution of wealth when you said that ignorant statement.

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

    Really? Prove I’m lying. Reproduce the statement I allegedly made.

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

    “I never once said “just get over it.” Quit imagining things.”

    I will say it “JUST GET OVER IT!”

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

    PlunkforHOF Says:
    August 17th, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Man the levels of dumbness and racism are at record levels in here today. And that’s saying something.

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    Yeah, Kell and Raider O are showing their usual levels of ignorance. Good thing Priest is missing.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    August 17th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I hate most of you stupid cunts here for a lot of reasons mostly because you are so stupid when it comes to football.
    ————————————
    You’re a hater & Loser. Of course.

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

    If people want to be angry and oppressed they certainly can find a lot of reasons to feel that way even by living in the past.

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

    “You’re a hater & Loser. Of course.”

    I may be but at least I don’t have to fake fly to impress people on the internet that I will never meet!

  • regallengo

    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    August 17th, 2013 at 5:37 pm
    PlunkforHOF Says:
    August 17th, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Man the levels of dumbness and racism are at record levels in here today. And that’s saying something.

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    Yeah, Kell and Raider O are showing their usual levels of ignorance. Good thing Priest is missing.
    lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
    Yep racist in disguise

  • regallengo

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    August 17th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I hate most of you stupid cunts here for a lot of reasons mostly because you are so stupid when it comes to football.
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    another fking idjit just logged on. 666 the biggist dk on the blog

  • regallengo

    Raider O the biggest angry little man or woman in the world.

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Whitey call’s everyone Racist. Go figure.

  • regallengo

    Raider O Says:
    August 17th, 2013 at 5:34 pm
    You did, but I’m not surprised that you are lying.
    Btw, I was talking about distribution of wealth when you said that ignorant statement.
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    Shut up and go back to wherever you came from slim boy.

  • regallengo

    KoolKell Says:
    August 17th, 2013 at 5:44 pm
    Whitey call’s everyone Racist. Go figure.
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    Blackey knows nothing

  • http://www.Raiders.com KoolKell

    Poor white trash folk think everybody hates others like they do.

    They’re the first ones to call someone a racist. Ironic, no?

  • http://raiders.com Seymour Bush

    Shut up and go back to wherever you came from slim boy.

    Raider O the biggest angry little man or woman in the world.

    This is a football blog dk, not you’re personal porn site.
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    Good to see everyone getting along. Carry on….