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Notes, quotes and stats from Raiders-Chiefs game

KANSAS CITY – The Raiders offensive line had its hands full against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday even in the best of circumstances.
Imagine the task when the offensive line was forced to play with career right guard Mike Brisiel at center and rookies Lamar Mady and Matt McCants summoned for duty in the middle of the game.
“It’s something we’ve been battling, but it’s the name of the game,” Brisiel said. “You’ve got to keep moving on. You’ve got to find a way. We can’t use that as an excuse. We’ve got to keep moving forward somehow.”
The Raiders entered Sunday’s game with a makeshift offensive line that was minus two starters and one starter playing out of position.
Things got worse in the second quarter when backup center Andre Gurode, who was starting in place of injured regular Stefen Wisniewski, left the game with a knee injury.
That necessitated Brisiel sliding over to center, a position he last played in 2007 when he was with NFL Europe.
Matters got almost comical when right offensive tackle Tony Pashos left the game at halftime with a groin injury.
Gurode and Pashos were playing to being with only because of injuries to Wisniewski and regular left tackle Jared Veldheer.
The Chiefs showed that they could get to quarterback Terrelle Pryor from the outset. However, it’s worth noting that seven of their 10 sacks came after Gurode and Pashos were gone.
“As good as they are on defense, you want to have all of your weapons, all of your guys up front to protect,” Raiders coach Dennis Allen said. “But that’s the NFL, and we have to be able to go out and function and play. We weren’t able to do that (Sunday).”
By halftime, the Raiders had no offensive linemen playing the position they played last season or were projected to play this season.

– Raiders rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden once again turned in a feast-or-famine performance that showed he still is adjusting to life in the NFL.
On a second-quarter drive, Hayden got beat for 17 yards on a pass to receiver Dwayne Bowe and committed a pass interference penalty on a third-and-10 play.
The latter play gave the Chiefs 17 yards and a first down at the Raiders 7-yard line. The Chiefs scored a game-tying touchdown on the next play.
“I didn’t get my head around,” Hayden said in explaining the penalty. “All I got to do is get my head around and I’ll be alright.”
Hayden atoned for his spotty play by forcing a fumble on a short pass to receiver Donnie Avery. Fellow cornerback Charles Woodson recovered the loose ball.
“I don’t care if it’s D.J. or whoever out there, you’re going to get some pass interference calls,” Woodson said of Hayden’s performance, “but you can’t quit playing. We know he’s not going to quit playing. He came up with a huge play when they were driving down.”

– It’s reached the point where the Raiders can say they have Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles’ number.
Sure, Charles scored two touchdowns Sunday, but that owed more to favorable field position than what Charles did.
Charles finished with 78 yards on 22 carries for a 3.5-yard average. He averaged 4.3 in the Chiefs first five games.
Last season, Charles rushed for 1,495 yards and averaged 5.5 yards in 14 games against teams other than the Raiders. He totaled 14 yards on 14 carries in two games against the Raiders.

– Running backs Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings played Sunday despite lingering hamstring injuries. They combined for 64 yards on 20 carries and four receptions for 40 yards.

– Sebastian Janikowski missed short on a 51-yard field-goal attempt early in the second quarter. That marked his fourth miss this season, or one more than he missed all last season.

– The Chiefs padded their league-leading sack total (31) with 10 takedowns of Pryor. The Raiders fared pretty well in that category, as well, as they sacked Alex Smith three times and improved their season total to 16

– Wide receiver Andre Holmes was active for a regular-season game for the first time since he returned from a four-game suspension. He had one pass directed his way.
The Raiders waited a week before they activated Holmes to their 53-man roster upon his return from the suspension for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
Coincidentally, second-year receiver Juron Criner was deactivated for the sixth straight game.

– The Raiders averaged 8.8 penalties for 67.2 yards their first five games. They got flagged 11 times for 68 yards against the Chiefs.

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  • R8derdiehard

    When you get dr Roberts and Alex nuts out your mouth then talk to me so I can understand you

  • rifflicks

    wow what repartee….who helped you type it

  • Miamiraider78

    Not too smart for all the experience you have watching football. Just have your niece post for you.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Al thought speed was the one thing that couldn’t be taught. False. Lots of things can ‘t be taught, catching a football to one who has no hand-eye co-ordination, for one.

    Colts’ fans, I give you DHB. Wonder what team he’ll be with next year.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    400 posts since the game, all essentially the same thing, and you’re going with the repetitive stupidity slam?

  • Gdog

    Tell us again how Moon, Young, and Montana won the starting job at QB in the NFL before Pryor did…

  • rifflicks

    Willie Gault learned

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Richardson right through Te’O.

  • R8derdiehard

    Love that pik morilla is that from when he played tunda in cavemen

  • rifflicks

    that’s easy…Pryor wasn’t born yet

  • Morilla_00

    Yeah, I think that was a his headshot from that.

  • Gdog

    Admission of being wrong yet again accepted. My work is done. See ya kiddies! This little boy is giddy he has playmates to throw sand at…

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    She’s got better things to do than post the same comment 400 times.
    He doesn’t.

  • Poo

    Poo is thick in here.

  • nolimits3333

    The old blog was better without replies.
    This is CNN.

  • R8derdiehard

    Funny movie. Wish we had another player like him, Houston is as close as were gonna get I think

  • Raider O

    WTF is wrong with you habibi? You can’t post sane comments that make sense.
    Drink, smoke, and comeback when you feel like a monkey so you can fit in.

  • Poo

    You’ve said that like 500 times already. Clean the poo.

  • Raider O

    Damn you Keyboard Monkeys!
    Damn you Mich!

  • Poo

    It’s a troll fest with all the sock puppets. You can tell. They’ve poo-ed in here since the end of the game. And still goin strong. Their satisfaction yesterday created a lot of poo.

  • the angry dr robert

    Man that Einstein is a real troll. And his sockpuppets Aristotle, Galileo, newton, and Copernicus.

    Go post somewhere else.

    Us real guys know that science, philosophy, math, and statistics are for losers.

    We know our magic unicorn from outer space will find the leprechauns gold.

  • Raider O

    I miss the old format too. I’m sick of scrolling up and down to keep up with the comments.

  • Poo

    Says the guy with a wheelbarrow load of poo doo.

  • the angry dr robert

    Hard to imagine a heterosexual man posting like u are.

  • Gdog

    Houston is tearing it up… PFF +10.3. Imagine if he had Bryant (+3) on his other side instead of invisible Hunter (-4.3) That would be a bad _ss defense. And for Flynn-money… groan reggie,,,

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    No GM is going to be 100% perfect, and we can all agree that Houston-Walker-Sims is a big improvement over Shaughnessy-Seymour-Kelly. The run defense numbers alone prove my point.

  • LB32

    They couldn’t spend that much on Bryant

  • Raider O

    Imagine if he was playing LDE and we had a speedy pass rusher at RDE?

  • Poo

    All the trolls and sock puppeteers are so giddy after yesterday’s loss that they’ve turned this Raider blog into a poo fest. Who can slung the most poo doo. Good work trolls. You must be pleased.

  • Raider O

    We can agree that RM had some good moves, and we should agree that he had some bad ones too.
    Spencer
    Bartell
    Flynn
    Mike B
    Wilson
    Etc..

  • the angry dr robert

    Perfect response actually. I post a rather clever metaphor and u respond with sub-kindergarten troll talk.

    Proving my point.

  • krawfdadd

    WillieGault had a lots of 1/o catch games also my man

  • Miamiraider78

    Mr. P!

  • the angry dr robert

    Ur basically saying “I hate trolls so much that I’m gonna be one”.

    Perfect example of the Pryor Brigade’s level of intelligence.

  • The Big Banana

    Dear Mike Carey,

    FUUKK YOU!

    Thanks, that’s all.

  • krawfdadd

    Correction,Young stunk it up in Tampa before relocating to SanFran

  • Raider Al from Atlanta, Ga

    Terrelie Pryor will end his career like Raider Greats, Ken Stabler and Jim Plunkett. Undefeated in the only game that counts. The Superbowl.

  • Raider Al from Atlanta, Ga

    Terrelle Pryor will end his career like Raider Greats, Ken Stabler and Jim Plunkett. Undefeated in the only game that counts. The Superbowl.

  • the angry dr robert

    Lol. That is really funny. Best joke if the day.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    The only unqualified bad player move was trading a fifth-rounder for Flynn, and that was an acceptable risk.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Doing OK, Miami. Yeah, wouldn’t it be nice to at least have most of our backups playing again?

  • Chris in NY

    Good news Flynn fans. You can go root for your hero on the Bills now.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Just think: If Buffalo also signed JaMarcus, we’d be rid of Debo, too.

  • Chris in NY

    Luck doesn’t generally put up gaudy numbers, but you watch him play and that guy is flat-out great.

  • Raider Al from Atlanta, Ga

    Now He will hold the clip board for two African American Quarterbacks.

  • Chris in NY

    Can’t stand Carey’s crew.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    That”s why I said “to one who has no hand-eye co-ordination. ” Cliff Branch learned too.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    New post.

  • the angry dr robert

    What’s that got to do with anything?

    It’s crap like that that shows the vengeful and hateful nature of the Pryor Brigade.

    Why do get such joy from something like that?

    Actually it’s not joy. U aren’t happy.

  • Miamiraider78