For the third week in a row, the Raiders find themselves in a hole at halftime, trailing the visiting Baltimore Ravens 24-10. The game couldn’t have started out worse for the Raiders, with Baltimore scoring on their first drive in five plays and then Jared Cook coughing up a fumble on the Raiders’ first drive which Jimmy Smith returned for another Ravens TD. The Raiders were in a 14-0 hole before they even got off the bus.
When the Raiders’ offense had time to work, they were alright, and EJ Manuel hit Michael Crabtree for a long touchdown pass. The Raider run game has been effective if not explosive. Let’s see if the boys can get back in the game in the second half.