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Campbell injury mars strong first half for the Raiders

Browns Raiders Football AP

As long as Jason Campbell isn’t scrambling, everything’s working well for the Raiders.

Jason Campbell fumbled when he didn’t protect the ball on a scramble in the first quarter and the Browns scored on the ensuing drive. Then, in the second quarter, Campbell dove forward to try and pick up a first down and wound up leaving the game with an injury to his shoulder or collarbone. He went back to the locker room with about four minutes to play in the half and Kyle Boller took over at quarterback.

Other than that, it has been a pretty nice day for the Raiders, who lead 14-7 at the half. A who’s who of Raiders history turned out to honor Al Davis, a tribute that included former Raider Henry Lawrence singing the national anthem, and they saw plenty of good things from the current team.

The Raiders rode a wave of emotion in the stadium to a quick three-and-out and then grabbed a 7-0 lead on a Darren McFadden touchdown run to cap a long first possession. They gave the lead away after Campbell’s fumble, but took it right back when Jacoby Ford took the ensuing kickoff 101 yards for his fourth career touchdown on a kick return. The defense has put a lot of pressure on Colt McCoy, who looks quite agitated whenever he leaves the field.

If Boller can keep the offense moving in the second half, the Raiders look like they are in good shape to deliver a win on an emotional day in Oakland.

 

 

 

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7 Responses to “Campbell injury mars strong first half for the Raiders”
  1. axespray says: Oct 16, 2011 5:42 PM

    “just hand it to McFadden…”
    - description of any play involving kyle boller.

  2. tatum064 says: Oct 16, 2011 5:47 PM

    yeah, the other audible
    “Hand it to Bush”

    looks like the Terrelle Pryor era may be starting sooner than anybody expected.

  3. raider23mike says: Oct 16, 2011 5:55 PM

    The Next Cam Newton has arrived.. T.Pryor about to show off his strong arm, Fast Legs and his Breaking Tackle ability..

    Just in time for 3 key Divisional games …

  4. tfbuckfutter says: Oct 16, 2011 6:16 PM

    You know what is awesome about the Raiders?

    They are the only team whose fans can say “Oh no, Jason Campbell is injured”….

    And not be saying it sarcastically.

  5. savocabol1 says: Oct 16, 2011 6:22 PM

    Where in the hell is Hillis? Shurmur is a terrible play caller.

  6. swervinmervin says: Oct 16, 2011 6:25 PM

    Sign David Garrard!!!!

  7. steviekthr3e says: Oct 16, 2011 6:44 PM

    Sign garrard. Let him compete to possibly ween campbell outta oakland…TP isnt ready.

    Campbell doesnt know how to run like a qb…did u see that “slide” he lost the fumble? An injury was imminent the way he ran

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