Raiders Blog and Q&A

News, observations and reader questions about the Oakland Raiders

October 25, 2009
Raiders-Jets live game Blog

Checking in from the Coliseum...Jets are wearing throwback Titans uniforms that harken UCLA's road gear....Raiders are wearing "throwback" helmet logos...Chaz Schilens in INACTIVE!!!

Besides Chaz Schilens, other Raiders INACTIVES are Darren McFadden, Ricky Brown, Langston Walker, Cornell Green, Robert Gallery, Nick Miller and 3rd QB is Charlie Frye...

No sign of War Pigeon...yet...

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And while I'm at it, I am completely blown away by the criticism thrown Richard Seymour's way for saying the Raiders were going to the playoffs. Anyone who has actually listened to his radio interview this week on Two Deep Zone 1530 Homer in Cincinnati could tell that Seymour's "guarantee" was taken out of context. He was practically goaded into it. Seymour was asked, point-blank, if the Raiders were going to the playoffs. What was he supposed to say, NO?!?

Maybe he should have fallen back into the dry, cliche of "one day at a time," but then, media would have jumped on him for that. OK, off my soap box now.,..

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Raiders captains - Todd Watkins, Zach Miller, Justin Fargas, Tyvon Branch

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Raiders win toss, elect to receive...

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Myers called for illegal block in the back on kickoff return, Raiders start on own 10...Khalif Barnes starts at right tackle...gets beat on first play, JaMarcus strip sack, Barnes called for tripping, declined, Jets recover on 4...Jets go for it on 4th and goal from 1, Thomas Jones punches it in for 7-0 lead...

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Louis Murphy with a dropped slant pass from Russell on third down...Raiders go three and out...

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Russell, throwing off back foot and with Jet in his face, throws an INT, returned to the Raiders 4...46-yard return by Jim Leonhard...Sanchez runs it in from 3 yards out...then dunks the ball over the goal post...Jets 14, Raiders 0, 4:20 to play in first quarter

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Guess what? Another Russell turnover...picked off by Revis in the end zone

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What a way for the first quarter to end - Jets with a fake punt and Weatherford takes off for a 16-yard pickup...

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Gradkowski is warming up and going over playbook...coming in for Russell?!?

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Jets drive 93 yards, score on a Greene 8-yard run. Jets 21, Raiders 0...

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Gradkowski replaces Russell, greeted with cheers and proptly leads Raiders to a three and out...


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Halftime - Jets 24, Raiders 0...

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Gradkowski takes over and leads Raiders from own 16 to Jets 29, hit on a scramble by Calvin Pace, fumbles, and Jets take over on own 34 yard line...

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Sanchez with a 35-yard TD to Clowney, who clowns Johnson for the 31-0 lead...5:28 to play in third quarter...for those of you wondering, New York Giants-Jets 75, Raiders 7...

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Methinks War Pigeon just did a fly-by...he took a look at the scoreboard, Jets 31- Raiders 0, and kept on going

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Feely misses a 38-yard field goal attempt...Jets 31, Raiders 0, 11:17 to play...

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Third-stringer Greene adds salt to wound with 33-yard TD run...Jets 38, Raiders 0, 6:30 to play...Greene has 144 yards on 19 carries...

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Raiders go for it on 4th and goal no good...this is going to be the Raiders' worst home shutout loss in franchise history...

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Ballgame....worst Raiders home loss in franchise history - Jets 38, Raiders 0

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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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