Raiders Blog and Q&A

News, observations and reader questions about the Oakland Raiders

September 14, 2009
Raiders-Chargers live game blog

Raiders captains - Robert Gallery, Greg Ellis, Shane Lechler

Raiders inactives - Justin Fargas, Khalif Barnes, Paul McQuistan, Chaz Schilens, Brandon Myers, Javon Walker, Nick Miller.

3rd QB - Charlie Frye

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Raiders driving, Russell rolls out, stares at Louis Murphy the whole time, Jammer picks him off. Kills what had been a very nice opening drive. Chargers ball, at the Raiders' 29

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Chargers go 3 and out. Punt, Raiders ball at their own 16, 9:23 to go in first quarter,

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Seymour started on interior of Raiders d-line...

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Raiders go 84 yards in 10 plays, capped by 4-yard TD run by Michael Bush...SeaBass PAT makes it 7-0, Raiders, with 3:13 to play in 1st quarter

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Sproles nearly takes ensuing kickoff to the house, 66 yards later, Ike Ekejiuba tackles him at the Raiders' 33 yard line

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Ellis forces an LT fumble and Huff recovers at Raiders 9-yard line...14 seconds to play in 1st quarter

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Russell hits Miller for an 18-yard gain over the middle, 1st and 10 at own 45

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McFadden stripped of ball as goes through line, Chargers recover...Gallery down.

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Rivers hits Gates for 24 yards to the 1 on 3rd and 12, LT runs it in one play later...7-7 with 4:45 left in half. Chargers go 45 yards in seven plays following the turnover

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Gallery not in game, Satele at center, Morris moves to left guard...Gallery out wiith back injury, return questionable. Raiders ball at own 24-yard line with 4:40 until the half

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Lechler with a booming 55-yard punt, -3-yard return from Sproles...Chargers 1st and 10 at own 13-yard line, 3:36 to play in half

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2 minute warning, Raiders have ball at 50 after JR hits Murphy for 11...first completion to a wide receiver so far

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Raiders with ball on SD 19 yard line...take third and final TO, 3rd and 5, 50 seconds to
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JR to Murphy, who seemed to have a left calf cramp earlier, with 19-yard TD...wait, under review

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wow..tuck rule, anyone...play overturned. Refs say Murphy lost possession of ball on way down and is incomplete. Really? Looked clean here

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Kaeding with 47-yard FG as time expires..10-10 at the half

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About to shut down the "cyber" to concentrate on the "fiber"...deadline is in 90 minutes...but before that, Raiders dominated teh first half on stats - total yards, 216-74, third-down efficiency, 75% to 25%,, but tied at 10-10...

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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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