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Raiders score first, 12 seconds in to the game

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Maybe the Cowboys should change out of the blue jerseys.

Wearing their “home” shirts at home for the first time in decades, the Cowboys fumbled the opening kickoff.  Dallas receiver Terrance Williams put it down, Oakland receiver Greg Jenkins picked it up, and Jenkins ran it in for the touchdown.

It appeared that Williams’ knee may have been down before the ball came out.  But referee Scott Green correctly concluded that the evidence of a bad call on the field was not indisputable.

It is indisputable that the Cowboys find themselves in a 7-0 hole.

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24 Responses to “Raiders score first, 12 seconds in to the game”
  1. msclemons67 says: Nov 28, 2013 4:49 PM

    The Cowboys managed to pull a Romo without Romo even being on the field.

    I’m impressed.

  2. raiders85 says: Nov 28, 2013 4:51 PM

    You should have wrote it appeared he had no business running it out 7 yds deep sorry but you will be waiting a lifetime for this raiders fan to feel sorry for anyone over a questionable call

  3. FinFan68 says: Nov 28, 2013 4:53 PM

    BS. That was a bad call but understandable at full speed but the replay was clear. His knee was on the ground before the Raider yanked the ball out. The last angle they showed was conclusive but the referee made the wrong call anyway.

  4. maverick2560 says: Nov 28, 2013 5:00 PM

    Say what you will about the replay …right or wrong….Wiliams was flat out scared. At least when you close your eyes and turtle it into the hit
    Have the smarts to put both hands on the ball as you go down.just like the earlier fumble this year he was scared ….on that play …he tried to look like he was laying out for the goal line….he was flat out scared on that play as well.weak..weak …weak

  5. raiders85 says: Nov 28, 2013 5:03 PM

    You wanna cry about calls that roughing the passer on Sims was a complete joke

  6. cwk22 says: Nov 28, 2013 5:05 PM

    Don’t worry, refs made up for it on the roughing the passer call against Oakland

  7. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 28, 2013 5:07 PM

    The Steelers’ greatness is well-documented. No one has accomplished what we have since the birth of the Super Bowl era. We have just been blessed to have some of the best men on the planet, not just football, leading our franchise.

    This is a first-class organization. Go down the list: we have the best players, ownership, front office, coaching staff, training facilities, trainers, PR reps, stadium, stadium security, waters boys, on and on.

    Notice how when another franchise tried to emulate our approach, they fail entirely. We are truly one of a kind and that’s because we are the very best in the business. We really seem to be from a different breed. It is almost as if Steelers are born into their role, that they find their way here by fate.

    Tonight is just another practice for us, a practice along The March® towards the ultimate goal: 7 rings. The 10-2 run continues, The March® continues. No one believed us, but now you will be forced to submit to our prestige.

    So, here we go Steelers; here we go. Let us continue our Stroll towards the pinnacle.

    Glory, glory steelelujah

  8. joetoronto says: Nov 28, 2013 5:09 PM

    FinFan68 says:
    Nov 28, 2013 4:53 PM
    BS. That was a bad call but understandable at full speed but the replay was clear. His knee was on the ground before the Raider yanked the ball out. The last angle they showed was conclusive but the referee made the wrong call anyway.
    **********************************************
    It probably wasn’t a fumble but you couldn’t see the ball when his knee went down, meaning you would have to assume it.

    That’s not the way it works though.

  9. FinFan68 says: Nov 28, 2013 5:49 PM

    joetoronto says:
    Nov 28, 2013 5:09 PM
    FinFan68 says:
    Nov 28, 2013 4:53 PM
    BS. That was a bad call but understandable at full speed but the replay was clear. His knee was on the ground before the Raider yanked the ball out. The last angle they showed was conclusive but the referee made the wrong call anyway.
    **********************************************
    It probably wasn’t a fumble but you couldn’t see the ball when his knee went down, meaning you would have to assume it.

    That’s not the way it works though.
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    They can compare different angles and they often do. The conclusive part at least for me was the angle where you could plainly see the ball came out during the yanking motion from the Raider. The other angle showed the knee down before the player yanked the arm/ball. Combining those two facts is not assumption. It doesn’t really matter since neither team impacts my team but the officials have to do a better job than they have over the last several years. the purpose of replay is to get the call right.

  10. tinbender2000 says: Nov 28, 2013 5:55 PM

    steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 28, 2013 5:07 PM

    The Steelers’ lack of greatness is well-documented. No one has accomplished less than what we have since the birth of the Super Bowl era. We have just been jinked to have some of the worst men on the planet, not just trolls, leading our franchise.

    This is a low-class organization. Go down the list: we have the crappist players, ownership, front office, coaching staff, training facilities, trainers, PR reps, stadium, stadium security, waters boys, on and on.

    Notice how no other franchise tried to emulate our approach, who would. We are truly one of a kind and that’s because we suck like nobody else in the business. We really seem to be from a different planet. It is almost as if Steelers are born to be goat smellers, and that is our fate.

    Tonight is just another loss for us, a loss along The March® towards the ultimate goal: 0 rings. The 2-10 run continues, The March® runs out of steam. No one believed us, we are so crappy.

    So, here we go Steelers; here we go. Let us continue our Stroll of the cliff.

    Gloryhole, gloryhole, steelelujah

  11. qwerty007qwerty007 says: Nov 28, 2013 6:12 PM

    Another fumble from Dez. I guess he really does carry it too far from his body. Like a multiple choice exam, if you randomly select an answer you have a 1 in 4 chance of being right.

    Well done, Jerrah! Aren’t you a little old for the “no child left behind” policy?

  12. pixelito says: Nov 28, 2013 6:15 PM

    Here’s to all Cowboys fans choking on Turkey and dying like their pathetic team!!!!

    No, really!

  13. romosrevenge says: Nov 28, 2013 6:20 PM

    What is indisputable is that the refs are again trying to determine the outcome of the game. The replay CLEARLY and DISTINCTLY shows his knee down before the ball comes out. Completely expected the call to stand as Dallas is the bad guy in this game today. J.Jones leads the finance committee and they control the ref’s salaries. So look for more clearly biased rulings esp. late in the fourth. I am glad that America’s focus is on this game; all can see for themselves how the integrity of the NFL is disappearing.

  14. kingpel says: Nov 28, 2013 6:29 PM

    Today the blood on the faces of the Cowboy players will be there own. Way to blow it again Dallas.

  15. kingpel says: Nov 28, 2013 6:38 PM

    Offensive interference call on Witten was BS. These refs are suspect.

  16. Grulks says: Nov 28, 2013 6:44 PM

    The refs have not been very good so far on this game: Questionable fumble on first play. Blatant holding against Ware, not called. A few holding penalties that should have been called against Dallas’ Oline, but weren’t. A BS pushoff call on Witten. Cmon refs, get it together.

  17. kingpel says: Nov 28, 2013 6:44 PM

    A hold to take away a TD. These guys must have wagered on the game.

  18. natelan says: Nov 28, 2013 6:53 PM

    And here come the Cowboys to dash the hopes of Raiders fans.

    Ahh, Thanksgiving… Know what I’m thankful for? Being in the Raiders’ division. My Chargers might suck, but we’ll never be last place!

  19. bluebongzilla says: Nov 28, 2013 7:39 PM

    “Notice how when another franchise tried to emulate our approach”

    The salary cap cheating approach?

    The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their third-round pick in the 2001 draft and were fined $150,000 by the National Football League yesterday for violating salary cap rules with the retired offensive tackle Will Wolford.

    Or were you talking about the PED and HGH approach?

  20. junglerat524 says: Nov 28, 2013 7:46 PM

    Really bad football

  21. natelan says: Nov 28, 2013 7:53 PM

    Lol @ Raiders

  22. bluebongzilla says: Nov 28, 2013 8:47 PM

    I bet you wish you could get that one back dontcha, kingpel?

  23. rubicon202 says: Nov 28, 2013 9:20 PM

    No comment, gave it all during the game, thanks for yet another exciting but expected loss…can’t wait until we get to 4-9…we get a QB and the D-Fence sells out.

  24. MyTeamsAllStink says: Nov 28, 2013 11:29 PM

    Why is anyone shocked the Raiders blew another lead?Its what they do.Thismteam doesn’t get worse nor does it get better.It stays the same which is the worst thing to do in sports.

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