Raiders Blog and Q&A

News, observations and reader questions about the Oakland Raiders

October 18, 2009
Raiders-Eagles live game Blog

Checking in from the Coliseum....it's Filipino Heritage Day!!!...follow me on Twitter @paulhgutierrez

QBs and receivers have taken the field for warm-ups...there's Javon Walker...but no Chaz Schilens.

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Raiders Inactives - RB Darren McFadden, FB Luke Lawton, LB Ricky Brown, OL Langston Walker, OL Cornell Green, OL Robert Gallery, WR Chaz Schilens, WR Nick Miller...

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When does a 4-to-6 week injury last more than 8 weeks? When it involves Chaz Schilens' broken left foot...

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Interestingly enough, the Raiders have three active QBs today...Russell, Gradkowski and Frye.

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Michael Vick is the Eagles' backup QB today...though I've seen more Randall Cunningham jerseys floating about the Coliseum. By the way, Randall should be in the Hall of Fame, alongside Raider slights Tom Flores and Jim Plunkett.

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Raiders captains - Zach Miller, Jon Alston, Kirk Morrison...Raiders win coin toss, elect to receive.

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Shocker...Raiders go three and out and DHB drops a slant pass...BIGGER WOW....Raiders blitz on 3rd and 8 and Trevor Scott comes up with a sack...Thomas Howard was also in the mix

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Guess what? Another 3 and out for the Raiders, and the crowd boos...Russell sacked for a 10-yard loss on first down

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Trevor Scott must think Donovan McNabb is Brett Favre...Scott with his second sack of McNabb on third down...

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Russell's high pass to Louis Murphy off Murphy's hands and picked off by Samuel. Eagles ball at the Oakland 29 yard line...

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Eagles left tackle Jason Peters helped off the field...

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David Akers misses a 43-yard field-goal attempt, wide left...

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While the Raiders offense was busy working on another 3 and out series, Nnamdi Asomugha is being worked on behind teh bench by trainers...appear to be working on his right eye...

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Akers with 45-yard field goal...big play is 51-yard bomb from McNabb to DeSean Jackson, who shows Raiders receivers how to catch a pass...

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Raiders answer with 86-yard TD pass from Russell to Zach Miller...Louis Murphy with two key blocks on the pseudo-slant play...

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Routt picks off McNabb, takes it to the house!!! FLAG. PI on Routt, Cable goes nuts, gets a 15-yard penalty for his troubles

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End of 1st quarter..Raiders 7, Eagles 3...Eagles ball on the Raiders' 43-yard line, 2nd and 10

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Raiders defense impressive and blitzing with aplomb...Raiders take over on own 13 yard line...Javon Walker in for DHB...for one play.

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Raiders offense impressive as well...picks up four straight first downs, including a sweet razzle-dazzle spin move by JaMarcus on a 12-yard run and Murphy gets Asante Samuel to react and gets a penalty out of it...SeaBass with 29-yard field goal...Raiders 10, Eagles 3, 7:50 to play in second quarter

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Raiders with their third sack on third down...this time by Richard Seymour to knock Eagles out of field-goal range

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Russell getting greedy, looking for Miller in double-coverage over the middle, picked off by Quintin Mikell...returns it 16 yards to Oakland 40-yard line...

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Eagles imploding, but still get a 43-yard field goal with six seconds to go in half...Raiders, 10, Eagles 6

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It's halftime!!! Raiders are cheered as they come off the field....Ron Mexico, not so much. To quote Snoop Doggy Dogg, 'Dog catcher's 'bout to getcha!!!"

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Raiders just MIGHT get 200 yards of total offense today...they have 198 at halftime after four straight games of sub-200 yards...

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Eagles take second half kickoff, drive down field, until Akers misses a 47-yard field goal, wide right...his second miss of the game...Raiders take over on own 37-yard line

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End of the 3rd quarter and while Raiders are winning, 10-6, and outplaying the Eagles...they need another score, badly...just have a bad feeling that disappointment is around the corner if they don't add a TD, and soon...Raiders ball at their own 41, 3rd and 2 to start the final quarter...

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SeaBass with a 46-yard field goal...Raiders 13, Eagles 6...Cable blows up at Russell after Russell throws a ball away and Russell looks none too pleased by criticism...10:25 to play...

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Raiders pick up their sixth sack of McNabb, and knock at least six Eagles out of the game...reminiscent of the Chargers game

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OAK D bends, but does not break...46-yard field goal by Akers makes it Raiders 13, Eagles 9, with 6:06 to play...they're playin ball, ya'll

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Eagles take over at own 20 with 3:42 to play...now at midfield

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McNabb scrambles to 44, nice tackle by Huff...4th and 6. T.O. with 2:21 to play. Iggles have to go for it...game on the line here, right?...McNabb bounces pass infront of Jackson....Raiders ball 2:14 to play

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Russell to Russell for a 12-yard pickup...1st down. 1:55 to play

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Russell kneeling on ball now...1:01 to play

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BALLGAME...Raiders 13, Eagles 9...


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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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