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January 3, 2010
Raiders-Ravens in-game Blog: 2nd quarter, Ravens 14, Raiders 10

Frye takes a shot at McFadden in end zone but Run DMC comes down out of bounds. One play later, SeaBass drills a 37-yard field goal. Ravens 7, Raiders 3...14:49 to play in 2nd quarter.

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Both of the Raiders timeouts thus far have been because they only have had 10 guys on the field on defense...

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Ravens drive to Raiders' 48 but stall, Seymour batting down Flacco's 3rd and 15 pass at the line of scrimmage. Ravens punt and JLH's fair catch at the 18 sets up the Raiders with 9:09 to play in the second quarter.

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Raiders again get to midfield and stall. Lechler's punt bounces at the 1 and comes back to the 5, hurting his average, which now sits at 51.0.

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wow...McGahee pops a 77-yard TD run, pushing Hiram Eugene down at the 50 with an open palm/stiff arm to the facemask...ouch. Ravens 14, Raiders 3, 3:54 to play in the half.

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Umm...Frye looks hurt, and guess who's warming up - yup, your favorite QB - JaMarcus Russell...but Frye putting his helmet back on.

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Frye re-enters waering a flak jacket but doesn't look so hot...can he last the game?!?

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He can last this drive...with the crowd starting to chant "Char-ley, Char-ley, Char-ley," he leads the Raiders 79 yards in eight plays, culminating with a pretty 12-yard TD pass on an even prettier catch by Zach Miller at the back of the end zone. Frye was pounded mercilessly on the drive and had to be picked up numerous times during the drive.

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Ravens return ensuing kickoff to the Raiders' 43-yard line and get to the 15 but when Flacco attempts a 3rd down pass after passing the line of scrimmage, the ball is moved back five yards. Cundiff then shanks a 37-yard field-goal attempt, wide right, as time expires.

HALFTIME - Ravens 14, Raiders 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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