Raiders precision play of the week: Tracy Porter pick six

Tracy Porter intercepts the Eli Manning pass while in the foreground Daniel Muir takes Manning down. - Al Bello

Breaking down the Tracy Porter interception return for a touchdown off of Eli Manning in the week 10 match-up between the Raiders and Giants.

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The blueprint for beating the Giants has been laid out this season. The idea was simple: rattle Eli Manning and force him into throwing interceptions. He had thrown 15 interceptions this season coming in and it was the main reason the Giants had gone 0-6 to start the year.

The Raiders certainly didn't get the kind of pressure they wanted on Manning overall, on one particular play, they put together the perfect combination to dial up a pick six.

First off, Tarver called for a safety blitz with Usama Young coming in on the left. Sending Young on a blitz worked earlier in the game for Young to get a sack so the Giants were going to make sure he wasn't left with another free shot on Manning. In doing this the defensive linemen would get single blockers instead of a double team.

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Manning also knew that with Young blitzing, there was going to be a man open. Porter was in a one on two situation. To work this to his advantage, he baited Manning into thinking one player was going to break open.

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If given time to survey things, Manning may have been able to make a more sound decision, but very quickly he had defensive lineman, Daniel Muir, bearing down on him so he took a chance and took the bait.

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Porter then sprung the trap by breaking on the pass as soon as it left Manning's hands. The result was a textbook, in-stride interception with nothing but open field in front of him for a house call.

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It was the most important play of the day for the Raiders and put them up 17-14 just before half time. A well designed play perfectly executed on the fly.

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