Final: Giants 24, Raiders 20

Presented with an opportunity for a road win by the mistake-prone New York Giants, the Raiders couldn’t overcome their own errors in a 24-20 defeat Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

It was the 12th consecutive defeat for the Raiders (3-6) in the eastern time zone, and frustrating in that the Giants (3-6) had their own crowd of 80,366 booing at times because of their play.

Three New York turnovers led to 17 first-half points for the Raiders, including a 43-yard interception return for a touchdown by Tracy Porter against Eli Manning.

Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who struggled all day with his passing, made the game’s biggest mistake late in the third quarter.

With Oakland leading 20-17 and faced with a third-and-9 at the New York 33, there was a chance for a long distance field goal attempt by Sebastian Janikowski even if the Raiders failed to convert the first down.

Pryor, however, forced a pass to a covered Denarius Moore, with Terrell Thomas intercepting and racing 65 yards to the 5-yard line. Thomas lost the ball after he hit the ground after a tackle by Andre Holmes, but officials ruled the ball dead.

Andre Brown, who got steady yardage against the Raiders all day, scored from the 1-yard line one play later and New York led 21-20.

The Giants extended the lead to 24-20 on a 23-yard field goal by Josh Brown with 8:04 remaining.

A lost Pryor fumble on a third-and-10 sack by Mathias Kiwanuka and recovery by Cullen Jenkins at the Oakland 45-yard line with less than four minutes to play snuffed out any hopes the Raiders had of coming back.

Pryor finished 11 of 26 for 122 yards and no touchdowns with the interception and a lost fumble. The most consistent offense came from running back Rashad Jennings, who gained 84 yards on 18 carries.

For the Giants, running back Andre Brown rushed for 106 yards on 28 carries in his first game after coming off the injured reserve (designated for return) list. Manning was 11 of 22 for 140 yards and a 5-yard touchdown to Rueben Randle.

The teams traded mistakes throughout, with the Giants’ Jerrel Jernigan fumbling the opening kickoff on a strip tackle by Taiwan Jones at the 5-yard line, with Pryor scoring on a 21-yard run 45 seconds into the game.

The Raiders gave that back a short time later when Damonte Moore charged through an unblocked middle to block a Marquette King punt, with Cooper Taylor returning it 21-yards for a touchdown.

Janikowski converted a 33-yard field goal for three gift points when Lamarr Houston forced and recovered a Peyton Hillis fumble _ the Raiders weren’t able to convert the mistake into a touchdown.

After the Giants finally got something going and Manning completed a 90-yard, 11-play drive with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Randle, Porter’s interception return gave Oakland a 17-14 halftime lead despite having 99 yards of offense.

The Raiders finished with eight penalties for 64 yards with the Giants having only one penalty for five yards. New York converted 7 of 13 third-down opportunities while the Raiders were 2-for-12.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • RaidingTexas

    Yep, it’s a probowl roster with bad coaching, you Davisite.

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    sorry, Bhp, but SnBG is correct, Montana & Aikman could pass, they made mistakes, but they could hit a moving target, and not afraid to throw picks.
    Much like Lamonica, Stabler, Plunkett, Gannon.

  • SnBG

    and you once said Rice was a one dimesional WR, then yesterday you said he was a great route runner. You’re psychotic

  • 0ak R8rs

    Manning didn’t suck like this. The last 3 out of 4 games? Unrivaled suckitude.

  • Gdog

    Those back to back 8-8’s with Als team seem like a distant memory.

    Maybe by 2016 we can reach those glorious heights again and you can bray and beat your chest with exultation!

  • SnBG

    You’re right, they’re all injured.

  • the famous dr robert

    Nonsense. Jennings didn’t mind.

  • SnBG

    Cowboys are toast and it’s great. Jones is going to head for the bathroom and vomit..

  • 0ak R8rs

    They’ve also said from the beginning it’s not about the record. It’s about getting better. We r getting better. We could have won. We should have won. But at least we were competitive in an east coast game. Been a while since we could say that.

  • SnBG

    OOPS! I apologize Alex, that was meant for Priest

  • Gdog

    You don’t think it looks worse now? Ok whatever floats your boat… we continue to stink! WOO HOO!! HIGH FIVE!!

    THREE POINTS vs the 28th ranked defense…

  • 0ak R8rs

    Lmao. Long story. I’ll explain in a few days when it calms down around here. Suffice it to say, when I got back in, even the Giants fans were cheering me (most of them).

  • SnBG

    Folks, you can moan and groan, cry and foam at the mouth about Allen and Reg but they aren’t going anywhere.

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    Murray, Moriata, Bridgewater, Manziel, and Boyd are all superior passers above Pryor

  • lefty12

    no to all the above

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    I will bet you any amount of money, he goes to the combine at 6 foot 210 pounds.

  • SnBG

    That was funny. I like it.

  • 0ak R8rs

    I think it looks the same as it did. I see virtually no difference, except that Pryor is getting exposed. Can’t have regression, at least not in the terms you seem to be laying out, if you were never any good to begin with. Take away Pryors rushing from this year, and what do our offensive numbers look like week in and week out, from the beginning? Crappy, that’s what. Week in an week out. We haven’t gotten worse. We still suck.

  • Gdog

    You’d think there would be more than one non-injured player that is stepping up because of great coaching.

    Guess raider fans don’t expect much anymore since Al died..

  • the famous dr robert

    new post

  • the famous dr robert

    umm. u may want to remove the pryor dunce hat first.

  • the famous dr robert

    i never had a problem with u. we had fun.

  • SnBG

    Didn’t I send you’re dumbass to bed. Guess I’ll have to get Allen to spank you’re silly butt.

  • the famous dr robert

    well yes, but a few of us saw it a loooonnnngggg time ago.

  • Raider O

    You’re: you are
    I think you mean your. Your ignorance is amazing.

  • SnBG

    Al who?

  • Wild Zakk

    yeah…draft another DUMB BABOON ! YOU MORON

  • Rico Stifler

    I have not seen much or any of either. I am intrigued with Zona’s Ka’Deem Carey. Don’t know if he is a system back or not, but he has like 12 or 13 straight 100+ yard games. I’ll be eager to see if he can bring that consistency to the NFL.

  • Andy Kenyon

    I’d like to add , perhaps RM’s ability as a “garage sale picker” becomes more valuable given salary cap considerations. I’ll bet he (correctly) offers DMAC a pittance . Let another team overspend for DMAC. I’d also like to say that what Jason Tarver has done thus far is remarkable. I suspect he’ll oneday prove to be a better HC than Dennis Allen.

  • Andy Kenyon

    Hey Dakota , Senile King’s Aricept finally back at ya’ all . Sorry ’bout the state of the Lakers :/

  • Advofam@ bellsouth. Net

    Can I post, new here?

  • Advofam@ bellsouth. Net

    Been following the banter between dr Roberts and the Pryor faithful , just wondering why we don’t give tp some time to heal , and put in our new awesome all pro te, can you imagine what this kid could do behind the defense with a semi accurate passer that can read defenses which I’m sorry but he doesn’t have it between the ears