Raiders Blog and Q&A

News, observations and reader questions about the Oakland Raiders

September 27, 2009
Raiders-Broncos live game blog

Checking in from a roasting Coliseum, where the Raiders are hosting their annual Fiesta Latina celebration to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month. Just walked by an all-female marichi group outside.

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The corresponding roster move to Jonathan Holland being elevated to the Raiders 53-man roster? RB Louis Rankin was released...

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Also, will be Tweeting...follow me @paulhgutierrez

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Raiders inactives - Hiram Eugene, Robert Gallery, Paul McQuistan, Chaz Schilens, Brandon Myers, Javon Walker, Nick Miller...Charlie Frye is the 3rd QB...Walker being a healthy scratch is somewhat surprising...

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Holland's number switched from 10 to 23, purportedly so he could play some DB if needed. He will return kickoffs...

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Raiders captains - Jon Condo, Michael Huff, Darren McFadden...Denver has won the toss and defers.Raiders will receive

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Raiders go three and out, punt...

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Broncos drive to the 1-yard line, and go for it on fourth-and-goal on 1, Jordan stopped by Morrison at the 1-yard line. Raiders ball

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Two plays later, JaMarcus intercepted by former Raider DB Renaldo Hill, when DHB slipped and fell..1st and 10 Broncos at Raiders 23

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Broncos TD, Orton to Marshall, on 3rd and goal from the 2....Denver 7, Raiders 0, 2:07 to play in 1st quarter. Broncos go 23 yards in six plays.

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JaMarcus with second INT, this one by Goodman...overthrows DHB. Crowd booing loudly....Denver takes over at the Raiders 34

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Prater with a 48-yard FG as time expires on the first quarter...Broncos 10, Raiders 0

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JaMarcus booed loudly as he takes the field

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JaMarcus actually looks off a receiver, McFadden, and finds Murphy for an 18-yard pickup and a first down. Crowd cheering JaMarcus now

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SeaBass with a 48-yard field goal, with 6:37 remaining in teh half....Broncos 10, Raiders 3...a 56-yard drive in 12 plays...Russell was four for four on that drive for 36 yards

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Raiders give momentum right back as Broncos drive ball at will...Broncos have the ball at the Raiders' 3 yard line at the 2-minute warning

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Huff breaks up a pass in the end zone on 3rd down and Broncos kick a 21-yard FG, Broncos 13, Raiders 3 with 1:09 remaining in the half

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JaMarcus hits MIller for a 29-yard pickup to the Denver 43 with 2 seconds left in half. SeaBass to attempt 61-yard FG from the dirt...wait, play under review

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Miller's foot came down on line, pass incomplete....

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Halftime, Broncos 13, Raiders 3

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Broncos carve up Raiders run defense to open second half, going 80 yards in 8 plays in 4:03...culminating with Moreno's 7-yard TD dive. DEN 20, OAK 3, with 10:57 to play in third quarter. Seymour flagged during drive for pulling Clady's hair...

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More boos come raining down on JaMarcus when he takes a sack on 3rd and 10

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Mitchell recovers Buckhalter fumble...Raiders ball at the Denver 16 yard line

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McFadden fumbles at Denver 6....Broncos ball. Cable challenges...
Brian Dawkins recovered McFadden's fumble but was out of bounds when ball popped loose, was inbounds to pick up the fumble...play reviewed...refs say Dawkins re-established himself in bounds with both feet and thus, could recover the ball...

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end of 3rd quarter...DEN 20, OAK 3...Broncos have ball at Raiders' 27-yard line, 2nd and 5...Raiders cannot stop the run

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Prater with a 24-yard field goal with 11:57 to play...Broncos 23, Raiders 3...and it's not even that close.

Did the Raiders peak in Week 1?!?

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How dominant have teh Broncos been? They just punted...FOR THE FIRST TIME...with 8:22 to play...


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About Raiders Blog and Q&A

Matt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee's sports staff in fall 2011.

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