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Raiders @ Broncos -- Second Quarter Open Thread

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Date: Sunday, September 16, 2007

Time: 4:15 p.m. ET

Teams: Oakland Raiders (0-1) at Denver Broncos (1-0)

Location: Invesco Field @ Mile High -- Denver, CO


Raiders Third Drive cont. --

--A big third and nine from the Broncos 44 to start the second quarter greets the Raiders' offense.
--What an athletic play by the big fella, Marcus Thomas getting the INT off the deflection and teh Raiders are turned away. Two turnovers already for the Broncos defense. Great start.

Broncos Third Drive --

It will take some time to get the Broncos next drive started, with lightning forcing the suspension of the game. We'll step aside to eat some peanuts and be back
--Play resumes with a nice catch by Daniel Graham.
--Then an interception by Kirk Morrison gives the Raiders the ball back, though the Broncos had a great chance to get it back when Morrison fumbled. Not a very good throw by Cutler, who looked like he never saw the Raiders' Linebacker.

Raiders Fourth Drive --

--The Broncos defense can get the ball right back if they can hold on 3rd and long...
--Great coverage, but McCown take off and picks up a career-high 21 yards on the scramble. A big first down for the Raiders.
--A 3rd and 3 upcoming as the Raiders make their first appearance in the Broncos' Red Zone.
--Jarvis Moss makes sure they aren't there for long, dropping Justin Fargas in the backfield. It's SeaBass time, and he drills the 37-yard FG to cut the Broncos lead. BRONCOS 7 - RAIDERS 3 (7 plays, 28 yards, 3:31)

Broncos Fourth Drive --

--The Broncos will start from the 20. Looking for Cutler to come back strong after the INT.
--Not much for henry, and the delay has really taken the flow away from the Broncos' offense and the energy from the crowd...
--What a run by Selvin young on the draw. After nearly falling down 3 yards behind teh line of scrimmage, Young nearly takes it to the house. Dude is solid...
--The crowd is back into now after the screen to Walker nets another big gain, and the Broncos are back in the Red Zone
--Broncos will have a First and Goal from the one after the Pass Interference penalty, Asomugha trying to cover Javon Walker, and failing.
--TOUCHDOWN BRONCOS -- Cecil Sapp right up the middle extends the Broncos lead! -- BRONCOS 14 - Raiders 3 (5 plays, 80 yards, 2:52)

Raiders Fifth Drive --

--Sauerbrun's third straight touchback begins the Raiders next possession
--Solid defense again for the Broncos forces a three and out. The tackling is much, much better today, that's for sure.

Broncos Fifth Drive --

--Javon Walker starting to make his impact known with a sweet 24-yard possession.
--What the hell is the deal with Raiders D-Coordinator Rob Ryan? He looks like the guy who lives in a box under a highway overpass...
--Mike Bell gets his first carry, and while it wasn't pretty it does net the offense a first down.
--Travis Henry is the MAN!!A TD if he doesn't step out of bounds, Henry is leaving Raider defenders in his wake. First and Ten after the timeout.
--TWO MINUTE WARNING -- BRONCOS 14 - Raiders 3
--Coming up to a minute left in the half, and the Broncos face a third and 4 from the 10
--Broncos come up short, and will look to extend the lead to 14 with the FG. It's GOOD!
--BRONCOS 17 - Raiders 3 (10 plays, 67 yards, 5:18)

The Kickoff and a kneel down are about all that remains in what has been a long, albeit successful, first half.

HALFTIME -- BRONCOS 17 - Raiders 3