HALFTIME: The Broncos will receive the ball to start the second half.
Q3 15:00: Eric Decker snares Sebastian Janikowski’s low kickoff out of the air, returning it to the 36-yard line. On first-and-10, Kyle Orton is sacked by Rolando McClain. It’s a loss of nine. On second-and-19, Orton is in the shotgun. He drops back and has plenty of time to fire downfield to Jabar Gaffney, who dives to the ground to come away with the first down — a 22-yard reception to the 49-yard line in Denver territory. On the ensuing first down, Orton tries to find Brandon Lloyd, who is tightly covered — a little too tight, as Oakland is called for pass interference, giving Denver a first down at the Oakland 27-yard line.
Q3 13:43: Orton drops back and gets the pass to Knowshon Moreno out of the backfield, and the back sprints 27 yards for his second touchdown catch of the afternoon. Prater’s extra point is good.
RAIDERS 38, BRONCOS 14
Q3 13:31: After Prater’s kickoff was fielded for a touchback, there’s a little miscommunication with the Raiders offense, as Jason Campbell throws short as his receiver sprints deep downfield. The incompletion makes it second-and-10, and there’s a Raider down after the play.
Q3 13:30: On second down, Campbell scrambles to his right, firing downfield for his fullback Marcel Reece, who leaps in the air to come away with a fairly impressive reception for a first down. It’s a 19-yard gain. A Raider and a Bronco are down after the play — Louis Murphy and Perrish Cox. Both players are able to stand up and walk to the sideline under their own power.
Q3 13:03: On first-and-10 at his own 39-yard line, Campbell pitches to Darren McFadden, who finds a lot of room to his left and picks up 19 yards on the run. On the ensuing first down, Campbell again hands off to MFadden, but the back is tripped up by Mario Haggan in the backfield this time around. That makes it second-and-12, and McFadden takes a carry yet again, this time picking up 3 yards. Now third-and-9, Campbell is in the shotgun. He takes the snap and fires deep for Nick Miller, who hauls it in on the left sideline behind Cassius Vaughn for a 32-yard gain. It sets up first-and-goal at the 9-yard line, but the Raiders are hit with a delay of game penalty.
*INJURY UPDATE* Perrish Cox has a head injury and his return is questionable.
Q3 9:48: McFadden takes a handoff on first down, and is taken down after a yard by Marcus Thomas. On second-and-goal at the 13, Campbell is in the shotgun. He scrambles to his right before throwing a pass out of bounds, but there’s a flag on the Raiders for holding, making it second-and-goal from the 23-yard line.
Q3 8:58: Campbell fakes a throw before handing off to McFadden on a draw play, and the back eludes defenders to the 7-yard line. It’s a 16-yard gain, and it’s now third-and-goal. Campbell is in the shotgun, and he gets it out to Jacoby Ford, who is brought down by Marcus Thomas at the 1-yard line. On fourth-and-goal, the Oakland offense is still on the field, but the Raiders call a timeout — their first of the second half.
Q3 7:33: Reece takes the carry on fourth-and-goal at the 1-yard line, plunging into the end zone for a touchdown. Sebastian Janikowski’s extra point is good.
RAIDERS 45, BRONCOS 14
Q3 7:32: On first down, Moreno picks up a chunk of yards on a reception, but Denver is penalized for illegal use of hands to the face. Now first-and-20 at the 10-yard line, Orton is sacked at the 2-yard line. Second-and-28 brings a pass from Orton out of the shotgun. Gaffney can’t quite haul it in at about the 25-yard line. That brings up third-and-28, and Orton is again in the shotgun. He buys time in teh pocket, completing a pass to Gaffney well short of the first down. Britton Colquitt is in to punt from his own end zone on fourth-and-18. His kick is fielded at about the 32-yard line, and Nick Miller brings it out to the 43-yard line. It’s a 56-yard punt from Colquitt.
Q3 5:28: On the first play of the drive, McFadden takes a carry 57 yards for a touchdown — his fourth of the day. Janikowski’s extra point is up and in.
RAIDERS 52, BRONCOS 14
Q3 4:26: After a touchback, Orton’s pass on first down is an incompletion intended for Brandon Lloyd. On second down, the signal caller finds Eddie Royal, who breaks a tackle before being swarmed by Raiders after a 3-yard gain. On third-and-7 at the 23-yard line, Orton throws toward Royal but the pass falls incomplete, and Colquitt is in to punt. His punt rolls out of bounds at the 32-yard line.
Q3 3:46: Two Michael Bush runs net 9 yards, and the back takes another carry on third down to pick up another first down. On first-and-10 at the 43-yard line, Bush picks up 3 yards. On second down, Campbell connects with his tight end, Zach Miller, for 17 yards and another first down in Denver territory. The next play brings a deep pass from Campbell to the end zone, and Cassius Vaughn is called for pass interference in the end zone, giving Oakland a first-and-goal at the 1-yard line. Michael Bush finishes off the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. Janikowski’s extra point splits the uprights.
RAIDERS 59, BRONCOS 14
Q3 0:27: Janikowski’s extra point bounces out of the back of the end zone for a touchback, and the Broncos start at their own 20. Orton is sacked on first down for a loss of 10 yards. That brings the third quarter to a close.
Q4 15:00: On second down, Orton throws an interception but there are two flags on the play — offsides on the Raiders and a facemask penalty on Eddie Royal. The offsides penalty negates the interception, but the penalty yardage is still marked off for the facemask. That makes it second-and-25 at the 5-yard line. Orton throws incomplete to Moreno. On third-and-25, Orton is hit in the end zone as he releases his pass, which flies over the head of Eric Decker for an incompletion. Colquitt prepares to punt out of the back of his own end zone. The kick is fielded at the 34-yard line and returned just into Denver territory at about the 49-yard line. It’s a 61-yard punt.
Q4 14:14: Kyle Boller is now in at quarterback for the Raiders. Rock Cartwright takes two consecutive carries for a net of 5 yards. On third-and-5, Boller scrambles and fumbles, but it’s recovered by the Raiders. Shane Lechler is in to punt with Syd’Quan Thompson back to receive at his own 10-yard line. The punt bounces high in the air and is downed at the 1-yard line.
Q4 11:59: On first down, Moreno takes a carry up the middle for 3 yards. Second-and-7 brings a handoff to Moreno for 6 more yards, but the back is stopped for no gain on third down. Colquitt is in to punt from his own end zone. He boots it to about the opposite 40-yard line, and there’s a flag on the field for holding on the Raiders, tacking on 10 yards to the 52-yard punt. The Raiders offense takes over at its own 28-yard line.
Q4 10:03: On first down, Kyle Boller fakes a handoff before running a naked bootleg to his right for a gain of 15. Rock Cartwright picks up 10 more yards on the ensuing play. Boller rolls to his right on the next play, but has to slide when Jason Hunter is there ready to make the tackle. It’s a loss of four. Second-and-14 brings a handoff to Reece, who picks up 5 yards. Now third-and-9, Boller hands off to Cartwright, who is hit hard by Jamal Williams short of the first down. Lechler is in to punt and Thompson is again back to receive. This time the punt flies into the end zone for a touchback, but there’s a flag on the play — holding on the Broncos, pushing the ball back to the 10-yard line.
Q4 6:54: Moreno is brought down in the backfield on first down. There’s a flag on the play — unnecessary roughness on the Raiders, giving the Broncos 15 yards and a first down. On the ensuing play, Orton fires deep downfield for Brandon Lloyd, who hauls in the 46-yard completion. On the next first down, Moreno takes another carry, this time picking up 9 yards. Second-and-1 at the 22-yard line brings a 13-yard run by Moreno to bring up first-and-goal at the 9-yard line. Moreno gets the ball again on the next play, spinning his way to the 1-yard line.
Q4 4:03: Moreno can’t quite get in on second-and-goal, making it third-and-goal at the 1-yard line. Orton’s pass is tipped on third down, making it fourth-and-goal. The offense is still on the field. Orton drops back into the shotgun and tries to find Gaffney, but the pass falls incomplete and Oakland takes over at its own 1-yard line.
Q4 3:22: Boller picks up 2 yards on a quarterback sneak, then hands off to Reece for a 14-yard gain and a first down. That brings the game to the two-minute warning.
Q4 2:00: On first down, Cartwright takes a handoff but is brought down by Hunter behind the line of scrimmage. As the clock winds down, Boller takes a knee on second down and again on third down to bring the game to a close. The fall, 59-14, to bring their record to 2-5. A trip to London to take on the 1-6 San Francisco 49ers is up next.
-Gray Caldwell, DenverBroncos.com