Raiders Blog and Q&A

News, observations and reader questions about the Oakland Raiders

October 11, 2009
Raiders-Giants live game blog

Checking in from the Meadowlands...did not run into Tony Soprano, but did see a couple of near skirmishes between Giants fans and parking lot attendants. "You want me to call a twoopah?" One attendant said to an unruly fan through his Joisey accent, referring to a state trooper...

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Giants QB Eli Manning, a gametime decision with a sore right heel, was on the field warming up and throwing passes.

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Raiders inactives - RB Darren McFadden, FB Oren O'Neal, RT Cornell Green, LG Robert Gallery, WR Chaz Schilens, WR Javon Walker, WR Nick Miller...Charlie Frye is the 3rd QB...

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Raiders captains - Tommy Kelly, Justin Fargas, Sebastian Janikowski...Giants win coin flip, choose to receive

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Eli Manning starts at QB for the Giants...

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Giants drive 77 yards in 14 plays, culminating with a 1-yard TD run by Ahmad Bradshaw on fourth and goal. Drive took 8:03. OUCH. Giants 7, Raiders 0...

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And the rout is on....Bradshaw runs in untouched from 17-yards out...Giants 14, Raiders 0. Raiders have run three offensive plays.

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Raiders can't even stop the Giants on a 3rd and 23...55-yard pickup on a screen pass from Manning to Bradshaw. Raiders LB Ricky Brown helped off. Looks like a left knee. End of 1st quarter and Raiders have run six plays on offense...

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First play of second quarter, Manning to Manningham for a 30-yard TD. Manningham beats both Johnson and Eugene. Giants go 94 yards in 5 plays in 94 seconds. Embarrassing...

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Ricky Brown has a left ankle injury, in for X-Rays, Return is questionable...Now left tackle Mario Henderson, a lone bright spot this season, is down. Face down on the turf

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Khalif Barnes in at left tackle but it doesn;t matter. Not when a blitzing Terrell Thomas strips JaMarcus and Justin Tuck recovers at the 13-yard line. Three plays later, Manning hits Nicks for a 9-yard TD pass. 28-0. And Raiders have run 9 offensive plays. NINE!!!

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The way things are going, Cable should turn himself into the Napa PD at the half, that way he doesn't have to endure this any longer

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WOW. Raiders actually force a punt...with 7:18 to play in second quarter

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A Raiders highlight...they recover a fumbled punt at the Giants' 15 yard line...

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Fargas fumbles at the 5, recovered by Brown, but Fargas ruled down, progress stopped. One play later, Michael Bush rumbles in for TD...28-7, Giants

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With 2:18 to play in half, Carr replaces Manning, the third No. 1 overall pick to play in this game. Maybe he can warn JaMarcus about being a bust...Manning's stats - 8 of 10 passing for 173 yards and 2 TDs

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another JaMarcus sack fumble, followed by a 25-yard Tynes FG...Giants 31, Raiders 7...and Carr almost has as many passing yards as JaMarcus...

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Two seconds remaining in half, and JaMarcus is looking for his helmet on the sidelines before going in...

AND, it's HALFTIME!!!

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Half stats - total net yards - Giants 340, Raiders 68; net passing yards - Giants 211, Raiders 25; net rushing yards - Giants 129, Raiders 43....Eli Manning with a PERFECT passer rating of 158.3.

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JaMarcus with his THIRD lost fumble....I don't know, maybe it's time to see what Gradkowski can do?

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Tynes' 37-yard field goal makes it Giants 44, Raiders 7, with 11:38 to play...

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Ballgame....Giants 44, Raiders 7

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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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