Raiders shrugged off Ravens late fake field goal TD

AP

The beating they absorbed from the Ravens was so profound, the Raiders couldn’t even muster indignation.

In ordinary settings, the fake field goal that pushed the lead to 48-17 (it ended up 55-20) might have offended the delicate sense of fair play many have. The Raiders, however, didn’t seem upset.

Nothing surprised me,” Raiders coach Dennis Allen said, via Jerry McDonald of BayAreaNewsGroup.com. “Our job is to stop them, and we have to stop them.”

“We’re all grown men,” Raiders cornerback Michael Huff said. “If they run it, we’ve got to stop it.”

Raiders defensive tackle Tommy Kelly turned the tables on a reporter, asking if he’d call a fake field goal late with a huge lead. When the answer was negative, Kelly replied: “OK. But at the end of the day. We’ve got to stop it. So that’s all that matters.”

Ravens punter Sam Koch ran 7 yards for the touchdown, a trick play they had installed earlier in the week to use if they saw a specific look from the Raiders.

Asked if he noticed the Raiders being upset, Koch replied: “Not that I know of. I was too busy doing high-fives and spiking the ball.”

Ouch.

The only thing worse than getting the score run up on you is getting trash-talked by a punter, but the Raiders had no defense.

At all.

40 responses to “Raiders shrugged off Ravens late fake field goal TD

  1. Good for the Raider players and HC Allen. They handled it like men. Not so sure the brothers Harbaugh would have if the tables were turned.

  2. The Raiders d is awful. But the fake fg was hardly the first offense. The bomb to Torrey Smith on the preceding drive was unnecessary, too. The outcome was not in doubt and the starters should’ve been out of the game by then. Harbaugh should feel lucky that nobody got hurt.

  3. Raiders have much bigger things to worry about.. like the fact that the team stinks.

    As much as I hate to say it, there will be no playoffs this year, so let’s think about the future. Carson is not the answer for the long haul, an aging turnover machine. Let’s see more packages with Pryor, alla Kaepernik in SF.

    (Unfortunately, Hugh Jackson’s terrible trade will still haunt the readers into 2013…)

  4. It’s amazing how, when the Texans hammered the Ravens a few weeks ago, no one talked about running up the score. Now it’s the talk of the town since the Ravens did the same to Oakland. What a double standard.

  5. Bunch of bs. Nobody expects a fake FG being down by 30. It was a cheap shot and the Raiders didn’t have the heart, or enough fight in them to make them pay for it.

    This team is soft like the Joe Bugel and Norv Turner Raiders. Amazing how much they regressed from last year.

  6. Steelers did a fake fg against the giants harbaugh did it to try and send the steelers a message. Message not received. Come sunday night. Its armageddon and we are gonna punch this sorry ratbird team right in the face! Smashmouth burgh style!

  7. Harbaugh gets offended and whines when he doesn’t like what music is being played. (anyone else remember that at Heinz field?) he most definitely would have complained had the tables been turned.

  8. Harbaugh is a former special teams coach. He has said before that any time a team overloads the left side of the line trying really hard to block a kick he will run a fake to the opposite side, regardless of situation. It’s not a crazy fake play that can only be run once a season samanthaetc. It’s a very simple numbers game.

    The Raiders were still playing hard or else they would not have lined their entire team on the left side for the block. Why should the Ravens stop playing hard either?

    Deal with it. Funny that the Raiders have no problem dealing with it and it’s all butt-hurt fans and haters trying to lob pot shots.

  9. I always hate when people complain about teams running up the score because it’s the defense’s job to stop that from happening but running a fake field goal play when you’re up 31 points is a real scumbag move

  10. Thanks for showing the play a week before the Steelers game. Harbaugh will stop at nothing to become regular season champs. More Gatorade baths for Johnny boy.

  11. The mentality is play until you are stopped. It sucks to be on the losing side, but it sucks worse when the other team stops trying against you.

    To their credit, the raiders handled like professionals, unlike most teams that cry about the score being run up. This isn’t sandlot, this is professional.

    Good job raiders, now let’s see you start to play with as much heart as the class you showed with this, and you will be doing better in no time.

  12. They ran the same play against the Steelers when they beat the everloving crap out of them in week 1 last year for a two point conversion.

    It’s not a trick play.

    If one team puts all their players on one side of the ball and the other team runs to the other side unexpectedly, the odds are in that second team’s favor.

    I know this is difficult for the mouth-breathing types of western PA and the bandwagon fans that compromise steeler “nation” to understand, so I don’t mind hanging out and explaining this all day if necessary.

  13. nflofficeadmin says:
    Nov 12, 2012 8:29 AM
    Raiders have much bigger things to worry about.. like the fact that the team stinks.

    As much as I hate to say it, there will be no playoffs this year, so let’s think about the future. Carson is not the answer for the long haul, an aging turnover machine. Let’s see more packages with Pryor, alla Kaepernik in SF.

    (Unfortunately, Hugh Jackson’s terrible trade will still haunt the readers into 2013…)
    **************************************************
    If you hate Palmer because he’s the wrong color or something like that, fine, but there are many team around the NFL that would love to have him right now.

    Buddy, you should at least take the time to see how he’s doing before spewing your hate, seriously.

  14. barbasol11111111 says: Nov 12, 2012 9:24 AM

    Deal with it. Funny that the Raiders have no problem dealing with it and it’s all butt-hurt fans and haters trying to lob pot shots.
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    The only time a team should back off is when they’re trying to eat clock to end the game. The Raiders hung 59 on the Broncos a couple of years ago, and I don’t recall myself or any other Raider fan feeling bad about the score. I’m not pissed about anything the Ravens did yesterday. When a quarterback gets his foot stepped on during a fourth down play, and then fumbles on another fourth down play, it’s just not your day.

  15. therealtrenches says:
    Nov 12, 2012 8:26 AM
    The Raiders d is awful. But the fake fg was hardly the first offense. The bomb to Torrey Smith on the preceding drive was unnecessary, too. [b]The outcome was not in doubt [/b]and the starters should’ve been out of the game by then. Harbaugh should feel lucky that nobody got hurt.
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    This was in done in the third quarter and no lead can be presumed safe in the NFL.
    Remember when the NYG were up 38-14 in the 2002 NFC Wildcard game? They lost.
    Remember the Oilers beating the Bills handily 35-3 in an AFC playoff game? What was the outcome then?
    My point is that this is professional football. If the Ravens would have let up and Oakland were to come back and win, then what would people say?

  16. To hell with all that.. I’m glad the ravens never let up on us and went for the throat… As a proud raider fan, I pained me to watch, however it needed to happen, it pisses me off when coaches do that kneel down or drop at the one yard line after a big return instead of scoring BS.. If the raiders felt some kinda way about it than maybe they shoulda stopped them from scoring in the first place…

    Dennis Allen’s expression is what upsets me, he sat there looking like a 8 year old kid on time out… Where’s the anger and the passion and the leadership??? I understand he’s new and all, but he better start stepping his game up

  17. barbasol11111111 says:
    Nov 12, 2012 9:52 AM
    They ran the same play against the Steelers when they beat the everloving crap out of them in week 1 last year for a two point conversion.

    I know this is difficult for the mouth-breathing types of western PA and the bandwagon fans that compromise steeler “nation” to understand, so I don’t mind hanging out and explaining this all day if necessary.

    *******************************************

    We don’t have a problem with it at all, just think it is kind of stupid to show your hand a week before you are playing for 1st place in the AFC North.

    As one of the other “mouth breathers” mentioned earlier,

    steelhammer92 says:
    Harbaugh will stop at nothing to become regular season champs. More Gatorade baths for Johnny boy.

  18. The Raiders should be upset about the effort they showed to even be in that situation (down 24 at that point). Something’s gotta change, a fire has to be lit under this team somehow. Dennis hasn’t shown that fire yet, and if he doesn’t soon he may be handed the pink slip.

  19. I’m by no means a Ravens fan, but I don’t see a problem with this. With a big game next week you want your offense leaving the game with as much momentum as possible.

  20. I guess the Raider aren’t complaining because they sucked so bad over the last two weeks, they have no right to open their mouths about anything. Complete melt down. Reggie McKenzie has a lot of house cleaning to do after the season. Maybe with a few darft picks and some salary cap room, he can start building the team. But as far as Harbaugh is concerned, it was still pretty classless.

  21. nickster31 says:Nov 12, 2012 11:34 AM

    We don’t have a problem with it at all, just think it is kind of stupid to show your hand a week before you are playing for 1st place in the AFC North.
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    You still don’t understand. It’s not a matter of “showing your hand”. It’s a play designed for a certain look, which Oakland showed yesterday and Pittsburgh showed in game 1 last year, hence Koch’s 2 point conversion to go up 29-7. If you don’t overload the left side, Tucker kicks the FG.

  22. Notice the only people complaining on here are steelers fans. Don’t you have your own team to worry about?

  23. I have no problem with that call. it’s part of the game…what I have a problem with is why the NFL is determined to have west coast teams (on PST) who travel to the east coast (EST) and schedule an early game….why not just make it more fair by scheduling these games at 4 pm est. I guess they dont want the raiders and niners playing at the same time?

    Bottom line , ravens spanked us, but have to admit the refs personal foul they called on wheeler for roughing flacco, the offensive pass interference called on Myers in the end zone, and the no call for both the holding, and block in the back on number 95 that sprung jones on his td return were all terrible calls, or no calls. Although I liked Jones dance at the end. Bottom line ..ravens spanked us. Giordano, Carlisle, and Brisiel don’t deserve to play.

  24. If the Raiders don’t want a fake FG layed on them, don’t load up the right side with 8, trying to block the FG. It was a no-brainer.

  25. You have to understand the context of the game to understand the fake field goal. Although Harbs won’t admit it, the decision to go for the fake was likely due to the fact that Oakland took a couple cheap shots when the game became a blowout. Ray Rice was drilled in the head post-whistle earlier in the drive. Just prior to the fake fg, an Oakland cornerback taunted Anquan Boldin after an incomplete pass. Harbaugh was just backing his guys. It may have been rubbing it in, but it was necessary.

  26. I have to wonder if the people commenting here actually watched the game.

    The Raiders were not handling their asskicking very well. They were trash talking, committing personal fouls, and generally acting like buffons during the entire game.

    They needed to be embarrassed. They deserved it.

  27. I lost all respect for the Ravens……what a classless organization. A Fake field goal when up by that much….throwing the ball in the 4th qtr. Why all the hate for Carson? He is the only raider doing anything productive. He is having a much better year than quite a few of the “elite” qb’s this year. Rivers, Eli, Schaub, Stafford, Vick and the rapist from Pittsburgh to name a few (with less talented wide receivers).

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