Raiders Blog and Q&A

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August 28, 2010
Raiders-49ers in-game Blog: 2nd quarter, 49ers 17, Raiders 14

1st quarter ended with 28-yard pickup on a slant pass from Alex Smith to Delanie Walker, beating Kamerion Wimbley.

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On 4th and inches, Nnamdi Asomugha called for holding on Ted Ginn on timing route. 49ers get a fresh set of downs but Raiders do not yield a single yard.

Joe Nedney with 28-yard FG, culminating 55-yard drive on 9 plays in 3:50.

Raiders 7, 49ers 3

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Jason Campbell gets the Brett Favre treatment - sacked hard by a blitzing Patrick Willis.

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Shane Lechler's punt goes 57 yards...Phillip Adams goes 83 yards for the TD. 49ers 10, #Raiders 7, 9:41 remaining in 2nd quarter

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Jason Campbell sacked hard by Travis LaBoy, who beat Mario Henderson badly on left end. Campbell stayed down a good 5 minutes and was carted off the field as trainers kept his neck stationary. Was a scary sight, until Campbell got up on his own power and rode "shotgun" on the cart taking him off the field.

He was diagnosed with a "stinger" and Bruce Gradkowski has replaced him.

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This supposedly "new and improved" run defense is getting shredded now. Plus, Alex Smith is picking aprt the pass defense underneath.

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49ers march 60 yards in 10 plays, Smith hitting a wide-open Josh Morgan for a 16-yard TD 19th 1:13 to play in half. Raiders defense looks deflated, and for good reason.Wimbley and Branch seem to be "discussing" who blew the coverage.

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Gradkowski, out of the shotgun, hits Louis Murphy in stride on 2nd and 9 for a 74-yard TD. Murphy spun safety Reggie Smith around and beat him badly on what was nothing more than a simple "go-route." That can't make Samurai Mike happy.

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HALFTIME - 49ers 17, Raiders 14

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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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