4:15 PM ET, November 2, 2008
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Raiders held to negative yardage in first half, fall flat vs. Falcons
• How ugly was it in Oakland? Atlanta led 24-0, had a 20-0 edge in first downs and outgained the Raiders 309 to minus-2 ... at halftime! It was the first time since 1992 a team was held to negative yards in the first half (Colts were held to minus-5 yards in the first half on Nov. 1, 1992 at San Diego).
• The 77 total yards are the fewest by the Raiders since gaining 58 in 1961 against the Chargers, who had an assistant coach by the name of Al Davis on their sideline.
• The Falcons had more first downs passing (12) than Oakland had net yards passing (10).
• The Falcons had the ball for 45:15. The last time a team had that much time of possession in a regulation game was Sept. 12, 1999 when the Steelers held the ball for 47:49 at the Browns.
-- ESPN research
The Falcons shut out Carolina twice in the '02 season. ... Oakland was last shut out by St. Louis in 2006, one of three that season. ... Raiders K Sebastian Janikowski remained stuck on 859 career points, four shy of tying George Blanda's franchise scoring record.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.5||2.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||08:56||Michael Jenkins 37 Yd Pass From Matt Ryan (Jason Elam Kick)||7||0|
|TD||05:02||Jerious Norwood 12 Yd Run (Jason Elam Kick)||14||0|
|TD||12:54||Michael Jenkins 27 Yd Pass From Matt Ryan (Jason Elam Kick)||21||0|
|FG||06:29||Jason Elam 48 Yd||24||0|