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Raiders up 9-6 at half in game with playoff implications

Chris Johnson, Mike Jenkins AP

Matt McGloin and the Raiders are up 9-6 at halftime on Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Titans.

While that relatively even result’s not necessarily surprising, given the relatively equal struggling of these two teams this year, there is one element you might not suspect.

If somebody wins, that team will be tied for the final playoff spot in the AFC at 5-6.

The teams have traded field goals so far, in a game more memorable for penalties as anything else.

Titans safety Michael Griffin will probably be making a donation to the Human Fund later this week when they review film of his brutal hit on Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera. Griffin led with his head, hit Rivera in his, popping the helmet off and sending the rookie tight end to the locker room with a head injury.

The Titans have been flagged eight times for 85 yards already in the first half, as they continue to push the edges of the envelope.

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5 Responses to “Raiders up 9-6 at half in game with playoff implications”
  1. Raider Jon says: Nov 24, 2013 5:50 PM

    That was an ugly hit. Hope Rivera is okay.

  2. bigshirk says: Nov 24, 2013 5:53 PM

    Mcgloin started out a little slow, but has really started to get it going

  3. joetoronto says: Nov 24, 2013 5:53 PM

    I can’t believe they’re in the playoff hunt, they’re supposed to tank this year. :)

  4. war27 says: Nov 24, 2013 5:59 PM

    They wont be tied, the winner would be the 6th seed right now in the AFC

  5. vegasgreek says: Nov 24, 2013 6:28 PM

    McGloin is the real deal. He needs a real offensive line and running game to win. He also has to study like a maniac the way Drew Brees throws the ball and moves around in the pocket. The Raiders should start using the old Hank Stram floating pocket to help out McGloin’s lack of size. Lenny Dawson was only 6’1″ and he was a great QB.

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