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Final: Giants 24, Raiders 20

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, November 10th, 2013 at 12:53 pm in Oakland Raiders.

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.

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  • SnBG

    Lets see, Pryor couldn’t hit the side of a barn, hows that?

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    Shaw
    Stoops
    Sumlin
    Saban
    Spurrier
    either works for me, not giving up on Allen just yet, but like Pryor he has 7 games to prove we should keep him

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Not saying what Mark Davis SHOULD do, trying to be realistic about what he WILL do.

    He’s been given multiple opportunities to give Dennis Allen a vote of confidence and has yet to do so.

  • Gdog

    Name the offensive players that haven’t regressed from the beginning of the year or better yet, last year, and maybe we can talk about not having coaching problems…
    Jennings? Anyone else? Maybe Moore before the last two games…

  • RaidingTexas

    They’re 7-9 this season. I stand by it.

  • SnBG

    Aikmam, super accurate, Pryor, not so.

  • Blackholepriest

    RaiderO. Trust me the coaches have the film. Let these morons crow until choke. They know what happened and they know what they have behind TP.
    These guys got agendas………..period
    Payton Manning in his rookie year sucked!…….period

  • 0ak R8rs

    Wait. Where was the progression? When was it that the offense actually played well? And what players were added this year to help, like they were on defense? I don’t recall this offense ever being in good shape. You can’t regress from nothing. Pryor has regressed. Offense did suck, sucks now, and will likely continue to suck.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    would bd a huge mistake to change head coach and dc nd oc—stability needed, and thevd really likes da.

  • SnBG

    blah, blah blah silly child. It’s past you’re bed time. See that’s funny. You not so much.

  • Alex7

    I’m sorry, you really don’t know that usually a vote of confidence = firing?

    Mark already said he signed these guys for 3 years for a reason. Mark sees how awful QBs translate to losing for 10 years now.

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    Jennings, Moore, Streater, Rivera;
    OLinemen (Watson, McCants, Wisniewski, Vehldeer setbacks more due to injury)

  • MachoManRandySavage

    DA will be coaching for his job the last 7 games. Will he go with Pryor or the undrafted QB. My gut says he has a better shot at keeping his job with McGloin.

  • Dakota

    Dude, come on. You can’t believe that.

  • Raider O

    You are right. What was I thinking debating football with an idiot like SnBG.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Mark Davis is Pryor’s #1 fan in the organization. Or was, I have no idea how the recent stretch has changed his opinion.

    With Mark’s father, it was always the coach’s fault for not bringing out the players talent, remember that. I don’t know if Mark feels the same way, but I know Al was his football role model. If he still likes Pryor, he could look to blame someone else. (i.e., Allen)

  • RaidingTexas

    At this point, if it really is his say, he’d dam well better be starting McGloin.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Didn’t say you were. I’m not. But your just a mouth breathe that just wants to blame the coach and year it all down every 18 months. It’s literally the stupidest strategy possible for an NFL team. Particularly when the team play for that coach and he has $50 million less players than everyone else, and a QB that apparently sucks. But it’s the coach, right? Genius.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Peyton threw 26 TDs his rookie year.

  • Alex7

    sorry, all the cool kids knew Pryor sucks and this was a 5-11 team.

    This includes the smarter people that run multi-billion $ organizations.

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    Besides Bridgewater, Murray, Moriata, Manziel; who are the other top tier college QBs eligible for the draft; I’ve ther might be as many as six drafted in the first round

  • SnBG

    Pryor and the oline have been horrid. Injuries to players are not regressions. DMac was a bust already also. You’re Q makes no sense. Pryor just sucks. That’s all.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Some people really like Tajh Boyd, though I don’t really get the hype.

    Big debate about AJ McCarron too….is it the talent around him or is he really pretty good himself?

  • Raider O

    I guess you are French. You have no sense of humor. That was pathetic, not funny. You are a sad and pathetic Monkey.

  • Blackholepriest

    Give this kid one WR who can make consistent great plays and he is a different QB……… Periotd

  • Dakota

    Boyd…..you beat me to it PA.

  • KoolKell

    All those Oline penalties not bad ?

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    The most reasoned way of looking at this so far is that the D is much improved. RM has picked up guys who don’t quit and the coaches have had success in molding a unit. We had/have needs at so many positions that there was really no reasonable expectation that we’ d be much improved on both sides of the ball. It hasn’t helped that fate has ripped apart our O-line strengths most of camp and the season.

  • r8ter4evr

    New ppst later

  • Gdog

    Jennings. Moore was garbage last two games.

    Streater regressing lately too.

    One player? One player on an entire offense stepping up as the season develops (plus the only reason he is playing is McF keeps getting hurt.)

    This is happenstance more than anything.

    Olson = worst OC in the NFL.

    3 stinkin points vs 28th ranked defense.

  • RaidingTexas

    Everyone but Dmac. He definitely got worse. The rest have been consistent.

  • MachoManRandySavage

    Bridgewater sucks.

  • SnBG

    Well I don’t think a lot of folks would have thought Pryor is this bad.

  • Dakota

    The kid is going to need a lot more than that.

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    I do think there was some sentimental reasons for starting Pryor; wanting to make AL’s last draft pick be a winner; and it just might be someday.
    I just don’t think he is a franchise qb; he is better than a development project; but he need smore time to develop.
    Right now he is somewhere between Seneca Wallace & Bruce Gradkowski.

  • Gdog

    Its ok to gulp the Koolade, but you don’t have to pour it over your head and then wear the bowl as a dunce hat…

  • Raider O

    How many INTs?

  • MachoManRandySavage

    Smart people that run multi-billion orgs follow my Raiders?

  • Dakota

    How do you think MaNNING WOULD HAVE DONE IN HIS THIRD YEAR AFTER watching for 2 years….probably better than he did his rookie year. Sorry about the cap locks.

  • r8ter4evr

    New Post

  • Blackholepriest

    Bridgewater is the only one I would draft. And if I am the Raiders I draft a QB every year. But no rookie will beat out TP by next year. Not from this draft. They ain’t that good none of them. Best QB in college are underclass man.

  • SnBG

    Good night young child. It’s past you’re bedtime. No more talking to you.

  • Gdog

    You couldn’t name even one single player that has stepped up either?

    My work is done… the Koolade party is making dizzy…

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    A lot. He led the league. Pryor’s giving us the INTs without the touchdowns or passing yards.

  • SnBG

    He’ll never hit him with the ball.

  • Alex7

    you’ve proven so adept at scouting Pryor, DHB, Jamarcus, Arman Shields…

    yeah, we’ll just take your word on the QB talent this year.

    Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • 0ak R8rs

    Idk about nba cause its pointless to me. But nobody resigns w the A’s. They r a farm club for the yankees and Red Sox and other wealthy teams throughout the league. Oakland is perhaps the crappiest NFL city in the league. Unless you wanna live across the bridge in San Fran I guess. Want it just voted 49th out of 50 large us cities to live in? And you think guys wanna leave the east coast for that? Nope. Same reason we won’t be able to sign Veldheer, an maybe Houston either. Veldheer wants out. And Houston might too.

    I k kw tho is gonn strike a chord w Oakland residents, and I apologize in advance. I don’t have any personal knowledge of how crappy Oakland is. I just hear it from virtually everyone. And I’m a Raider fan. Idk what city they play in.

  • Alex7

    Arman Shields, DVD, Barksdale…

    who have you been right about?

  • SnBG

    Are you serious. Bridgewater is light years better than any QB we’ve had seen Plunkett.

  • Raider O

    New post. Stay here monkey. You are not funny and your football takes are stupid.