4:05 PM ET, October 8, 2006
Monster Park, San Francisco, CA
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- For the last three miserable seasons, the Bay Area has been home to two bad NFL teams.
|Scouts Inc.'s take ...|
Different Sunday, same story for the Raiders.
For the second consecutive week, they got off to a solid start in the first half and proceeded to play terribly in the second half. What it really boils down to is while the opposing head coach is making halftime adjustments, Art Shell and offensive coordinator Tom Walsh are not.
The Raiders' offense actually looked good at times against a marginal 49ers defense, but eventually too many turnovers doomed them. Quarterback Andrew Walter was benched in the second half for Marques Tuiasosopo, so you can expect the Raiders quarterback carousel to spin again this week.
|John Clayton's blog|
Now that the Raiders are off to an 0-4 start and Randy Moss keeps talking about how the players don't care, expect trade interest in wide receiver Jerry Porter to heat up. The trading deadline is a week from Tuesday. If there is a trade -- which is still remote because the Raiders want Porter to pay back $4 million of his signing bonus -- his best chance is to land in the AFC East.
The Patriots are sniffing around, but the Dolphins might be the more active team. Wide receiver Marty Booker hurt his right shoulder Sunday against the Patriots and the Dolphins need to upgrade speed at receiver. Porter can obviously offer that.
Having lost seemingly winnable games against the Browns and 49ers, the Raiders face the possibility of going 0-9 with games coming up against Denver (twice), Arizona, Pittsburgh and Seattle. It's time to start thinking about next season if you are the Raiders.
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Oakland leads the series 6-5. ... San Francisco LT Jonas Jennings sat out parts of the game with a sprained wrist ... Courtney Anderson caught a TD pass from Tuiasosopo with 6:23 to play, just the second TD throw of the six-year backup's career.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.6||5.5|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-4||2-5|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||1|
|TD||7:32||Arnaz Battle, 4 yd pass from Alex Smith (Joe Nedney kick is good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 72 yds, 7:34
|FG||0:46||Sebastian Janikowski 33 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 11 plays, 59 yds, 6:46
|FG||14:03||Sebastian Janikowski 36 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 4 plays, 5 yds, 0:50
|TD||0:55||Randy Moss, 22 yd pass from Andrew Walter (Sebastian Janikowski kick is good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 81 yds, 1:09
|TD||12:30||Arnaz Battle, 6 yd pass from Alex Smith (Joe Nedney kick is good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 9 yds, 0:57
|TD||3:35||Maurice Hicks, 33 yd pass from Alex Smith (Joe Nedney kick is good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 80 yds, 4:47
|FG||11:00||Joe Nedney 19 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 6 plays, 27 yds, 3:29
|TD||10:36||Melvin Oliver, 12 yd fumble return (Joe Nedney kick is good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 12 yds, 0:00
|TD||6:29||Courtney Anderson, 8 yd pass from Marques Tuiasosopo (Sebastian Janikowski kick is good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 61 yds, 12:38
|FG||4:05||Joe Nedney 39 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 6 plays, 21 yds, 2:34