Saturday, January 1, 2012
Chargers Defeat Raiders 38-26
Raiders QB Carson Palmer threw for 417 yards and 2 TDs but it wasn't enough as the Raiders fail to capture the AFC West title with a win.
The Raiders won the opening coin toss and deferred their choice to the second half. K Sebastian Janikowski’s kickoff was fielded and downed n the end zone for a touchback. The Chargers opening drive ended when S Matt Giordano intercepted Rivers’ deep pass for WR Vincent Jackson at the Raiders 5-yard line.
QB Carson Palmer capped a 12-play, 95-yard drive with a 3-yard TD pass to WR Darrius Heyward-Bey. Janikowski’s extra point was good and the Raiders led 7-0 with 7:20 left in the first quarter.
Goodman returned the ensuing kickoff 26 yards to the San Diego 19. Rivers would answer with an 81-yard drive that he capped with a 38-yard TD pass to TE Antonio Gates. The extra point was good and the game was tied 7-7 with 1:02 left in the 1st quarter.
CB Bryan McCann returned the ensuing kickoff 20 yards to the Oakland 19. The Raiders drove out to their 42 but were forced to punt. P Shane Lechler’s 58-yard punt bounced into the end zone for a touchback.
San Diego took a 14-7 lead when RB Mike Tolbert plowed his way in from a yard out to cap a 6-play, 80-yard drive with 10:26 left in the 2nd quarter.
McCann fielded the ensuing kickoff in the end zone for a touchback and the Raiders started at their own 20. Oakland was forced to settle for a 52-yard field goal attempt. The kick was good and the Raiders cut the Chargers lead to 14-10 with 6:19 left in the 2nd quarter.
Goodman sliced through the coverage and returned the ensuing kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown. The extra point was good and San Diego led 21-10 with 6:06 left in the 2nd quarter.
SS Tyvon Branch fielded the ensuing kickoff and took a knee for a touchback. The Raiders drove to the Chargers 26 before the Chargers forced a 43-yard field goal attempt. The kick was good and it cut the Chargers lead to 21-13 with 2:19 left in the 2nd quarter.
Goodman returned the ensuing kickoff 16 yards to the San Diego 20. K Nick Novak’s 51-yard FG gave the Chargers a 24-13 lead with 46 seconds left in the 2nd quarter.
McCann fielded the ensuing kickoff in the end zone and took a knee for a touchback. The Raiders drove to the San Diego 32 but were unable to score before the end of the half.
Branch returned the opening kickoff of the second half but as holding penalty moved the Raiders back to their own 6. WR Denarius Moore’s 78-yard catch set up Janikowski’s 27-yard FG which cut the Chargers lead to 24-16 with 13:18 left in the 3rd quarter.
Goodman returned the ensuing kickoff 38 yards to the San Diego 34. The Chargers took a 31-16 lead with 7:33 left in the 3rd quarter after Rivers’ 13-yard TD pass to WR Vincent Jackson and the subsequent extra point.
McCann fielded the ensuing kickoff in the end zone for a touchback and the Raiders started at their own 20. The Raiders were forced to settle for a 32-yard Janikowski field goal, which cut the Chargers lead to 31-19 with 1:18 left in the 3rd quarter.
Goodman returned the ensuing kickoff to the San Diego 29. San Diego drove into Raiders territory but Novak’s 45-yard FG attempt was no good and the Raiders took over at their own 35 with 11”05 left in the 4th.
Palmer connected with TE Kevin Boss on a 22-yard TD strike and the extra point cut the Chargers lead to 31-26 with 9:37 left in the 4th quarter.
San Diego answered when Rivers hit WR Malcolm Floyd for a 43-yard TD pass. The Raiders trailed 38-26 with 6:48 to go.
McCann returned the ensuing kickoff to the Raiders 24. The Raiders drove into Chargers territory but Palmer was picked off trying to hit WR Jacoby Ford and the Chargers were able to run out the clock and secure the victory.
With the loss, the Raiders finish the 2011 Regular Season 8-8 and fail to reach the postseason.
OAKLAND RAIDERS 2011 RECORD
8 WINS - 8 LOSSES
OAKLAND RAIDERS 2011 SEASON SCHEDULE
|Thursday, August 11|| vs
|Saturday, August 20|| @
|Sunday, August 28|| vs
|Friday, September 2|| @
|Monday, September 12|| @
|Sunday, September 18|| @
|Sunday, September 25||
vs New York Jets
|Sunday, October 2|| vs
New England Patriots
|Sunday, October 9||
|Sunday, October 16|| vs
|Sunday, October 23|| vs Kansas City
|Sunday, October 30|| BYE
|Sunday, November 6|| vs
|Thursday, November 10|| @
San Diego Chargers
|Sunday, November 20|| @
|Sunday, November 27|| vs
|Sunday, December 4|| @
|Sunday, December 11|| @
Green Bay Packers
|Sunday, December 18|| vs
|Saturday, December 24|| @ Kansas City
|Sunday, January 1|| vs
San Diego Chargers
OAKLAND RAIDERS TEAM INFORMATION
1220 Harbor Bay Parkway
Alameda, CA 94502
7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA 94621
Playing Surface: Grass
Napa Valley Marriott
3425 Solano Avenue
Napa, CA 94558
2011 Coaching Staff
|Hue Jackson: Head Coach|
|Greg Biekert: Linebacker Coach|
|Chuck Bresnahan: Defensive Coordinator|
|Willie Brown: Squad Development|
|John Fassel: Special Teams Coordinator|
|Adam Henry: Tight Ends|
|Ricky Hunley: Assistant Linebackers Coach|
|Sanjay Lal: Wide Receivers|
|Brad Roll: Strength and Conditioning|
|Kevin Ross: Assistant Coach, Safeties|
|Al Saunders: Offensive Coordinator|
|Kelly Skipper: Running Backs|
|Mike Waufle: Defensive Line|
|Steve Wisniewski: Assistant Offensive Line|
|Rod Woodson: Assistant Coach, Cornerbacks|
|Bob Wylie: Offensive Line|
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