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Raiders leap out to an early lead

Tom Coughlin AP

The Giants can’t really afford another loss right now, but their special teams have put them in a hole right away.

Jerrel Jernigan fumbled away the opening kickoff and the Raiders recovered and returned the ball to the five-yard line. Terrelle Pryor ran in from a yard out two plays later and the Raiders were out to a 7-0 lead in just 53 seconds.

Turnovers killed the Giants during their six-game losing streak to start the season, but they were able to keep a lid on the mistakes over their last two games. It’s not a good habit for them to get back into in their return from the bye.

Sacks were also a problem and one of them ended the Giants’ first offensive possession after just three plays. Safety Usama Young dropped Eli Manning and it’s Raider ball again with 12:36 to play in the first quarter.

UPDATE 1:17 p.m. ET: Special teams giveth for the Raiders and special teams taketh away. Raiders punter Marquette King had a punt blocked by Damontre Moore and Cooper Taylor recovered it for a 21-yard touchdown to tie the score at 7 with 9:22 to play in the first quarter.

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1 Response to “Raiders leap out to an early lead”
  1. ouisee says: Nov 10, 2013 2:49 PM

    What does Incognito know about “What is wrong?” You are a racist pig, you are a meathead. When you talk about someone’s Mother, you had better know “Those are killing words, Dummy. It is great that Martin had the courage to get you out of his sight. Now you want to hug him. Be for real. Racist.

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