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Raiders lead Falcons at the half

Carson Palmer,Vance Walker AP

The Raiders haven’t won a game in the Eastern time zone since 2009, when they won at Heinz Field.  Through 30 minutes on Sunday, the Raiders are in position to end that streak in an unlikely way.

Oakland leads the 5-0 Falcons in the Georgia Dome, 13-7.

The lead has been fueled by a sharp performance from Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer, who has completed nine of 12 passes for 167 yards, 49 yards of which came on one throw to Denarius Moore.

Helping the cause has been Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who has thrown three interceptions to a Raiders team that had no interceptions all season long.  Ryan also has completed 13 of his 17 throws, which means that only one has struck the ground.

The Falcons’ great start is two quarters away from striking the ground with a thud, if they don’t turn it around.

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13 Responses to “Raiders lead Falcons at the half”
  1. joetoronto says: Oct 14, 2012 2:27 PM

    Matty Melt got blasted really good a few times.

    So did DeCoud by McFadden, just flat out trucked.

  2. goraidersgospurs says: Oct 14, 2012 2:27 PM

    3 ints by the D, way to go!!!

  3. cakemixa says: Oct 14, 2012 2:28 PM

    Matt Ryan is a glorified Alex Smith.

    MVP? LOL. What a joke.

  4. stoogy says: Oct 14, 2012 2:30 PM

    theres alot of football to be played. hard to get too excited

  5. jhein23 says: Oct 14, 2012 2:31 PM

    Yeah welp whose the new #1 MVP candidate?

  6. rap49er says: Oct 14, 2012 2:33 PM

    “Glorified”!! Alex Smith threw five picks all last year. Ryan threw 3 in 30 minutes. I’d take Smith over Ryan any day.

  7. raiderlyfe510 says: Oct 14, 2012 2:43 PM

    Carson Palmer is the best QB on the field.

  8. 40zntallcanz says: Oct 14, 2012 3:30 PM

    i heard the raiders got a unnecessary roughness/helmet to helmet call on their own player on a punt return lmao

  9. 7pints says: Oct 14, 2012 3:44 PM

    Mr Clutch with a pick six late in the 4th! That’s odd. Hahahaha! Nice try, Jokeland!

  10. raider17 says: Oct 14, 2012 3:51 PM

    Two penalties called on #s we don’t even have! 12 penalties and counting! I miss the replacement refs!

    Al Davis Forever!!!
    Just Win Baby!!!

  11. JMil_ATL says: Oct 14, 2012 4:05 PM

    And the legend continues. You haters are going to have to stew for 2 weeks now that the Falcons have bye week ahead. 6-0…loving it!

  12. natelan69 says: Oct 14, 2012 4:07 PM

    How to Lose a Game in Thirty Minutes or Less by the Oakland Raiders. Now available in paperback.

    Go Chargers!!!

  13. purplegreenandgold says: Oct 14, 2012 4:13 PM

    40zntallcanz says: Oct 14, 2012 3:30 PM

    i heard the raiders got a unnecessary roughness/helmet to helmet call on their own player on a punt return lmao
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    no falcon fan…just a football fan but you are lyao for nothing. yeah player did collide with own teammate but no penalty. people need to stop posting what they here and not see…but then again this is the rumor mill

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