Tuesday, December 6, 2016

2016 NCAA Football Top 25 Rankings (Week 14) - PLUS BOWL PICKS!

Tell the Associated Press to take a hike ... these are the only college pigskin rankings you ought to pay any attention to.


By: Jimbo X
JimboXAmerican@gmail.com
@Jimbo___X

This Week's Episode:
"The End of the Line"


The A.P.? The USA Today's Coaches Poll? Whatever jibber-jabber is being puked out over at ESPN and Bleacher Report? Puh-leeze, we all know those alleged "Top 25" countdowns are pathetic jokes penned by homers, Power Five loyalists and Notre Dame nuthuggers. That's why I decided to release my own weekly rundown of the best FBS college football squads in the States, completely devoid of all the usual fanboyism and corporate malarkey that makes lists of the like elsewhere so unbelievably annoying.

Throughout the regular season, a new installment will go up every Wednesday morning, so you may want to bookmark this sucker for future reference ... and to show to all of your fellow NCAA football lovin' chums, so they can know that - at least somewhere out in the tangled, endlessly frustrating World Wide Web - there's someone on the Internet with some goddamn horse sense when it comes to ranking college 'ball teams.


01
Alabama (13-0)
Next Opponent: vs. Washington (Peach Bowl - Dec. 31)

Yeah, it didn't take much for the Tide to blow through Florida, did it? Their New Year's Eve tilt against the Huskies should be a hell of a ball game - with the only real weakness on Bama's defense being it's attack against the longball, Washington's super vertical aerial game might just give 'em some hissy fits down there at the Georgia Dome. 


02
Western Michigan (13-0)
Next Opponent: vs. Wisconsin (Cotton Bowl - Jan. 02)

Ohio gave WMU arguably their toughest challenge of the entire year, but the Broncos nonetheless prevailed to win the MAC crown. Up next, they get to test their mettle against one of the tougher power-five defenses out there when they go toe-to-toe with the Badgers the day after New Year's Day. 


03
Ohio State (11-1)
Next Opponent: vs. Clemson (Fiesta Bowl - Dec. 31)

As it turns out, the Buckeyes didn't even need to win the Big 10 to punch their tickets to the four-team playoffs. Alas, the semi-final matchup that awaits them on New Year's Eve will not be an easy one, as OSU squares off against a super-potent Clemson offense. 


04
Clemson (12-1)
Next Opponent vs. Ohio State (Fiesta Bowl - Dec. 31)

The Hokies posed no real threat to the Tigers in the ACC title game last weekend. Unfortunately for DeShaun Watson and pals, the Ohio State Buckeyes are a much more difficult offensive and defensive hurdle to clear ... that is, if they even have enough wind behind their backs to make the leap in the first place.  


05
Washington (12-1)
Next Opponent: vs. Alabama (Peach Bowl - Dec. 31)

After crushing Colorado, the Pac-12 title-holders now turn their attention to the undefeated Alabama Crimson Tide. Is the Huskies exquisite passing game enough to give them a leg up over the SEC Goliath? Looks like we'll just have to wait until New Year's Eve to find out.


06
Michigan (10-2)
Next Opponent: vs. Florida State (Orange Bowl - Dec. 30)

Michigan is on the outside looking in on the playoffs, and understandably, the Wolverines are mighty miffed. That said, they better be careful and not underrate the damage FSU can do when they clash at the Orange Bowl. If you think missing the playoffs by *this much* sucks, just imagine how much missing the playoffs by *this much* and then getting your asses kicked by a team that didn't even make it to their conference championship swallows. 


07
Penn State (11-2)
Next Opponent: vs. USC (Rose Bowl - Jan. 02)

So the Penn State Pedophile Protectors won the Big 10 championship. They also beat Ohio State in the regular season (although they also got their buttholes torn asunder by Michigan), so a lot of Nittany Lions supporters are pissed about all this - and drawing one of the hottest teams in the country for a Rose Bowl hootenanny can hardly be considered a consolation prize


08
Oklahoma (10-2)
Next Opponent: vs. Auburn (Sugar Bowl - Jan. 02)

By defeating Oklahoma State, the Sooners became sort of the de facto champions of the Big 12. Alas, the playoffs selection committee just wasn't impressed by Baker Mayfield and pals' resume, so they'll be dueling with Auburn at the Sugar Bowl instead of competing for anything that even remotely resembles a National Championship trophy.


09
West Virginia (10-2)
Next Opponent: vs. Miami (Russell Athletic Bowl - Dec. 28)

The Mountaineers just barely got past Baylor in the last game of the regular season. Following the 24-21 win, West Virginia heads to Orlando for a totally meaningless matchup against Miami. But hey, they might get some nice sporting equipment out of it, considering the sponsor of their post-season shindig.


10
Boise State (10-2)
Next Opponent: vs. Baylor (Cactus Bowl - Dec. 27)

The Blue Turfers failed to win their own conference this year, but they still closed out the season with a very respectable 10-2 record. They wrap up the '16 campaign with what should be an offense-heavy slugfest with Baylor in that hotbed of college pigskin greatness ... Phoenix.


11
South Florida (10-2)
Next Opponent: vs. South Carolina (Birmingham Bowl - Dec. 29)

Yes, the Bulls are one of only 11 Division Uno squads in college football to finish their year with just two losses. They are being rewarded for their efforts with a showdown against the Gamecocks in that most beautiful of American metropolises: the middle of goddamn Alabama.


12
USC (10-3)
Next Opponent: vs. Penn State (Rose Bowl - Jan. 02)

The Trojans are riding a long winning streak heading into their Rose Bowl tilt with Ped State. The Nittany Lions clearly have the better defense, but as explosive as USC's offense is ... well, there could be a pretty big upset in the making on this one. 


13
Stanford (9-3)
Next Opponent: vs. North Carolina (Sun Bowl - Dec. 30)

The always singular Cardinal get a pretty easy postseason finale when they tango with the Tar Heels in El Paso. The game should be worth at least a YouTubing, since it will be Christian McCaffrey's final game before he heads off to the NFL draft.


14
Florida State (9-3)
Next Opponent: vs. Michigan (Orange Bowl - Dec. 30)

The Seminoles - expected by many to be a playoffs participant - had a pretty disappointing 2016 season no matter how you slice it. Still, the team has won plenty of games headed down the stretch, and a solid showing against the Wolverines could give them plenty of pep in their step as they make early plans for a "rebound year" in '17.


15
Wisconsin (10-3)
Next Opponent: vs Western Michigan (Cotton Bowl - Jan. 02)

The Badgers have the unenviable task of drawing one of just two of college football's undefeated teams for the Cotton Bowl. Granted, the Broncos may seem like an easier challenge than 'Bama, WMU is 13-0 for a reason. Stay tuned, folks - this one could get very interesting.


16
Colorado (10-3)
Next Opponent: vs. Oklahoma State (Alamo Bowl - Dec. 29)

After getting their asses kicked by Washington in the Pac-12 title game, the Buffaloes find themselves with anything but an easy follow-up: in San Antonio, they are set to square off against an Oklahoma State team with an offense so stellar (and a defense so porous) the combined scores of their games are almost always in the triple digits.


17
Louisville (9-3)
Next Opponent: vs. LSU (Citrus Bowl - Dec. 31)

Lamar Jackson is pretty much a lock for the Heisman. Interestingly, his team ... which, unfortunately, slowly but steadily imploded towards season's end ... is scheduled to conclude their year with a tilt against yet another Heisman-caliber player - Leonard Fournette and his LSU Tigers - on New Year's Eve. 


18
Oklahoma State (9-3)
Next Opponent: vs. Colorado (Alamo Bowl - Dec. 29)

OSU couldn't hang with OU in the de facto Big 12 title game last weekend; as a result, the Cowboys now find themselves traveling to San Antonio, where they will lock horns with a very dangerous Colorado team looking to redeem themselves following an embarrassing blowout loss in the Pac-12 championship contest.


19
Temple (10-3)
Next Opponent: vs. Wake Forest (Military Bowl - Dec. 27)

Give the Owls credit: they mercilessly crushed a tough Navy - one with one of the best rushing attacks in the country - en route to taking home the coveted AAC Championship. Strangely enough, the conference title holders find themselves penciled in for a fairly obscure bowl against a fairly obscure opponent to conclude their year: an absolute head scratcher of a game against Wake Forest in, of all things, the freaking Military Bowl.


20
San Diego State (10-3)
Next Opponent: vs. Houston (Las Vegas Bowl - Dec. 17)

SDSU has one of the earliest games of the bowl season - and it ought to be a hell of a throwdown. Next up for the Aztecs? A road trip to Vegas, where they will trade blows with fellow three-lossers (yes, "three-lossers" is a word, I think) Houston. 


21
Nebraska (9-3)
Next Opponent: vs. Tennessee (Music City Bowl - Dec. 30)

The Cornhuskers against the Volunteers sounds like the kind of game you'd get at noon on ABC in week three. But hey, you never know - that postseason skirmish in Nashville might just produce a memorable note or two.


22
Navy (9-3)
Next Opponent: vs. Army (Dec. 10)

The Midshipmen are set to duke it out with Louisiana Tech in the Armed Forces Bowl two days before Christmas. But before that? They've got themselves a rivalry game against Army this weekend, which - considering their respective rushing attacks - ought to be fun as all hell to watch.


23
Houston (9-3)
Next Opponent: vs. San Diego State (Las Vegas Bowl - Dec. 17)

The Cougars say goodbye to Tom Herman at the Las Vegas Bowl (take a wild guess where that's held!) and his final game coaching Houston ought to be a memorable one - a scrap against the supremely underrated SDSU Aztecs, who just so happen to have one of the best running backs in college football in Donnel Pumphrey. 


24
Western Kentucky (10-3)
Next Opponent: vs. Memphis (Boca Raton Bowl - Dec. 20)

The Hilltoppers wrap up 2016 with a contest against the Memphis Tigers a couple days before XMAS. Yeah, it probably won't be a very interesting match-up, but I suppose hanging out in sunny FLA for a week beats hanging out in Bowling Green in December anytime


25
Air Force (9-3)
Next Opponent: vs. South Alabama (Arizona Bowl - Dec. 30)

It was a tough call, deciding whether the Falcons or Old Dominion should secure the final spot in the final Top 25 rankings of the 2016 season. All in all, I reckon Air Force's wins against the likes of Boise State were a tad more impressive, so they got the final nod. And speaking of nods, you'll probably nod off if your TV gets stuck on the Arizona Bowl, where the high flying Falcons are almost certain to make mincemeat out of South Alabama the day before New Year's Eve.


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Jimbo Picks The Big New Year's Six Games (and makes his pick for the eventual National Champions!)

The Orange Bowl
Michigan vs. Florida State (Dec. 30)

Michigan's steel reeling from that double O.T. loss to Ohio State, so they're going to head into this one thinking they've got a lot to prove. I think that mentality plays perfectly into the hands of FSU, who don't have anywhere near the amount of pressure to end the season on a high note. I see the Wolverines trying to do too much, too early, which results in a couple of turnovers giving the Seminoles all they need to eke out a "W."

Final Score: Michigan 17, Florida State 24

The Peach Bowl
Alabama vs. Washington (Dec. 31)

There's no way Washington is going to be able to run the ball against 'Bama, but I do expect them to have a lot of success passing the ball against the Alabama behemoth (much in the same way Ole Miss gave them everything they could handle and then some earlier in the season.) Unfortunately, the Huskies' attempt to turn the game into NFL Blitz 2003 will wind up backfiring, with their QB lobbing some extremely costly picks late in the game to give the Tide a close victory in the shootout.

Final Score: Alabama 42, Washington 35

The Fiesta Bowl
Ohio State vs. Clemson (Dec. 31)

The polar opposite of the Peach Bowl - here, it's all about the run. DeShaun Watson will scramble for a ton of yardage, but I reckon the Buckeyes' standard rushing attack - plus there superior defense - will give them enough of an edge to breeze past the Tigers and skedaddle their way into the national title contest.

Final Score: Ohio State 34, Clemson 18 

The Cotton Bowl (Jan. 02)
Western Michigan vs. Wisconsin

The Badgers really don't have shit to play for, while the Broncos are dead set on "proving" themselves to all of those Power-Five elitist sportswriters that, by golly, they ought to have taken them seriously. The Badgers' defense will hold up pretty well for about two quarters, but once WMU gets their foot on the gas, I'm seeing nothing but Broncos down in Jerry World.

Final Score: Western Michigan 31, Wisconsin 14

The Rose Bowl (Jan. 02)
Penn State vs. USC

This is the most dangerous match-up Penn State could've drawn, and I'm calling the upset - which, considering how well the Trojans have played down the stretch, shouldn't really be considered an "upset" at all. Expect USC to shellshock the Nittany Lions early, en route to what should be a fairly undramatic blowout win.

Final Score: USC 54, Penn State 21

The Sugar Bowl (Jan. 02)
Oklahoma vs. Auburn

You know the SEC sucked dick this year when a team with four losses is picked for the annual shindig in NOLA. Baker Mayfield is one of the most explosive quarterbacks in college ball, while Auburn has ... well, this motherfucker. The end result of this shouldn't be anything short of an offensive bloodbath.

Final Score: Oklahoma 56, Auburn 16

National Championship Game (Jan. 09)
Alabama vs. Ohio State

And this is what it all boils down to - another Nick Saban vs. Urban Meyer showdown. Both teams are pretty evenly matched when it comes to the aerial game, and it would give Ohio State the nod when it comes to the running the ball. Still, there's no denying how powerful Alabama's D is, and at the end of the day - as the old adage goes - defense is what wins championship. Expect a lot of Madden ball early, but as the game chugs along, the Tide will put the hammer down and make this a grueling game of inches. And when that happens? This thing is all over and done with ... except, of course, for the crowning of yet another championship Crimson squad.

Final Score: Alabama 30, Ohio State 16


Saturday, December 3, 2016

LIVE Play-By-Play Coverage from Week 13's Raiders vs. Bills Game!

We haven't forgotten the 1991 AFC Championship Game, you assholes.


By: Jimbo X
JimboXAmerican@gmail.com
@Jimbo___X

Join The Internet Is In America on Sunday, Dec. 4, for our LIVE play-by-play (well, more like possession-by-possession, but that shit is deathly for SEO) coverage of week 13's Raiders vs. Bills gameThe shenanigans begin at 3 p.m. eastern time (with updates every commercial break) so be sure to bookmark this shit before kickoff. And as always, do us and yourselves a kindness and let all your fellow Raiders fans know what we're up to by posting links to our coverage on your social media pages. Hey, we're all in this together, remember (#silverandblacklivesmatter) ...
2:50 p.m. - Kickoff is in about an hour. The Raiders defend their home turf with a 9-2 record while the Bills are hovering just above .500 with a 6-5 record.

2:51 p.m. - The Raiders are three point favorites and the over/under is set at 49. 

2:52 p.m. - Tight end Charles Clay is day-to-day for Buffalo. Shilique Calhoun and Stacy McGee are both out for Oakland. D.J Hyden is on injured reserve and Latavius Murray and Michael Crabtree are both questionable.

2:53 p.m. - Buffalo is 7-4 against the spread while the Raiders are 6-5. The Bills are 5-2 as underdogs while the Raiders are 1-4 as the favorites.

2:54 p.m. - The Raiders are averaging 27.9 points per game while the Bills are averaging 25.5. The average Raiders opponent scores 25 points, whereas the average Bills foe puts up 21.5.

2:55 p.m. - The Raiders are putting up 283 passing yards a game, compared to 195 for the Bills. Buffalo, however, are averaging more rushing yards per contest - 157.4 to 112.4.

2:56 p.m. - And defensively? The Raiders are allowing opponents 282.9 passing yards and 116.9 rushing yards a game, while the Bills are letting their adversaries put up 246.9 passing yards and 114.2 rushing yards a game.

4:01 p.m. - Well, do send your regards to the Atlanta Falcons, who managed to give away what would've been a game-winning PAT in favor a failed two-point conversion pass that resulted in a game-winning pick-two for Eric Berry.

4:05 p.m. - Raiders get it first and will begin from their own 25.

4:07 p.m. - Murray with a five yard run to begin the game.

4:08 p.m. - Murray hit at the line on second down.

4:08 p.m. - Third and five. Yellow flags everywhere.

4:09 p.m. - Neutral zone infraction against the Bills.

4:09 p.m. - Incomplete to Rivera on first down.

4:10 p.m. - Carr's pinkie is still taped up. Under pressure, he floats the ball away.

4:10 p.m. - Third and 10. An illegal procedure call against Oakland makes it three and 15. That cost the Raiders a 51-yard catch and run.

4:12 p.m. - Murray with nowhere near enough to move the chains. 

4:13 p.m. - King punts it away. The Bills fair catch it within their own 20.

4:14 p.m. - And the Broncos put away Jacksonville, in case you were wondering.

4:20 p.m. - Well, the Bills marched downfield to the OAK 3. Third and goal for Buffalo. And Bruce Irvin sacks T-Mobile to save the TD.

4:21 p.m. - Dan Carpenter knocks a 27-yarder to make it 3-0 Buffalo, with about eight minutes left in the first quarter.

4:24 p.m. - Richard fair catches it in the end zone.

4:24 p.m. - Murray with a huge run - about 20 yards on the carry.

4:25 p.m. - Murray with about one on the run.

4:26 p.m. - Second and nine. Amari Cooper can't reel in the pass.

4:26 p.m. - Third and nine. Rivera with a 26-yard catch to put it deep in Bills' territory.

4:27 p.m. - Richard with a six yard run on the follow-up. Flags are down.

4:28 p.m. - Ten yard holding penalty against the Raiders.

4:28 p.m. - And that is followed up with a defensive penalty against the Bills.

4:29 p.m. - First and 15. Richard gets three, maybe four yards on the run.

4:30 p.m. -  Third and 13 after Amari Cooper can't hold onto the ball.

4:31 p.m. - Incomplete to Murray. Here comes Sea-bass.

4:31 p.m. - And the 47-yarder is good. It's 3-3 with about four and a half minutes left in quarter number one.


4:34 p.m. - The Bills return man eats it right at the BUF 20.

4:35 p.m. - McCoy gets a yard on the first down run.

4:35 p.m. - Christian gets enough to move the sticks.

4:36 p.m. - That was a 14-yard catch.

4:36 p.m. - McCoy with about two running it.

4:37 p.m. - Tate takes it up to midfield. A 12 yard completion.

4:37 p.m. - McCoy with an eight yard run. 

4:38 p.m. - Second and two. A 29-yard run from the back that isn't McCoy ensues.

4:39 p.m. - Mike Gillislee with another run up the gut. About five yards.

4:39 p.m. - Second and five. McCoy very close to getting a first down.

4:40 p.m. - Third and one. And that's it for the first quarter.

4:42 p.m. - Still third and one, deep in Oakland territory. 

4:43 p.m. - Gillislee gets enough for the first, but he can't reach the end zone.

4:44 p.m. - First and goal. The back can't get in.

4:44 p.m. - Second and like, two centimeters. And this time Gillislee powers his way through. 

4:45 p.m. - The PAT is good. Buffalo leads it 10-3 with 13 minutes left in the second quarter.

4:48 p.m. - Richard hit at the 20 on the kick-off. 

4:51 p.m. - Taiwan Jones runs about 10 yards to move the sticks.

4:51 p.m. - Murray gets about two on the first down carry.

4:52 p.m. - Carr slings it to Crabtree for eight yards.

4:52 p.m. - Third and one. Doesn't look like Murray has enough for the new set of downs.

4:53 p.m. - King out to punt.

4:54 p.m. - And that'll be a kickback.

4:56 p.m. - O'Leary with an eight yard catch and run.

4:56 p.m. - Second and two. McCoy with a 14-yard run.

4:57 p.m. - McCoy gets about five yards.

4:58 p.m. - And a white boy from southern Utah sacks T-Mobile. How about that?

4:59 p.m. - Third and 14. T-Mobile scrambles to pick up the first. 

4:59 p.m. - Woops, it's against Richie Incognito for holding. There goes that 20-yard run.

5:00 p.m. - Third and 24. And T-Mobile just throws it away. A hell of a defensive showing from the Raiders' D on this one.

5:00 p.m. - And a terrible punt gives the Raiders the ball back at their own 38.

5:04 p.m. - Murray loses a yard on a shitty end-around attempt.

5:04 p.m. - Second and 11. Murray plows through traffic to enter Bills' territory.

5:04 p.m. - Murray gets two, maybe three on the run.

5:05 p.m. - Crabtree with a four yard catch and run.

5:06 p.m. - Third and four. Flag on the deep pass to Seth Roberts. 

5:06 p.m. - Pass interference against Buffalo pretty much puts the Raiders in the red zone.

5:07 p.m. - A 27-yard penalty. Roberts drops it in the end zone on first down.

5:07 p.m. - Richard with about seven on second down.

5:08 p.m. - Third and two. And Murray punches it in to move the sticks.

5:08 p.m. - And Crabtree drops a perfect pass in the end zone.

5:09 p.m. - Second and 10. Carr scrambles for about four.

5:10 p.m. - Third and seven. Incomplete pass. But there is a flag down in the end zone.

5:11 p.m. - And Crabtree gets hit with a 15 yard taunting penalty.

5:11 p.m. - So Sea-bass has to kick. From 40-plus yards out, he's right on the money. That makes it 10-6, Buffalo, with about three minutes left in the half.

5:15 p.m. - Bills begin their next drive around their own 25.

5:17 p.m. - McCoy with about five on the run.

5:18 p.m. - T-Mobile throws a deep pass way out of bounds. Jihad Ward slow to get up.

5:18 p.m. - Third and four. Delay of game penalty against Buffalo.

5:19 p.m. - Third and nine. T-Mobile appears to have scrambled enough to move the sticks.

5:20 p.m. - That's our two-minute warning.

5:23 p.m. - Mack hits McCoy in the backfield for a two-yard loss.

5:23 p.m. - McCoy with about eight on second and 12.

5:23 p.m. - Third and three. And the pass to Sammy Watkins is overthrown.

5:24 p.m. - Thirty seconds left in the second half. The Raiders take over around their own 10.

5:25 p.m. - Cooper with a huge pick-up - a 22-yard completion. Raiders take a timeout.

5:27 p.m. - Crabtree with a 17-yard completion. 

5:27 p.m. - Fifteen seconds left. Murray runs for about 10. 

5:28 p.m. - Murray hurdles out of bounds. The field goal unit is out.

5:29 p.m. - A 47-yard attempt. Buffalo calls a timeout.

5:30 p.m.- Sea-Bass is automatic. That makes it 10-9, Buffalo as the first half concludes.

5:30 p.m. - A very close game, statistically, heading into halftime. The Bills have 192 total yards, but the Raiders have quickly jumped up to 168. The Raiders are outpassing the Bills 112 to 94, while the Bills are outrunning the Raiders 98 to 56.

5:48 p.m. - Well, shit. T-Mobile just scored a TD. Ain't that some shit.

5:49 p.m. - A 12-yard scrambling T-Mobile TD makes it 17-9 Raiders.

5:50 p.m. - Under pressure, Carr throws it away on second and nine.

5:50 p.m. - Third and nine. Roberts can't reel it in. 

5:51 p.m. - No pass interference call. Raiders have to punt. A bad kick puts the ball right around midfield. Fuck it all.

5:54 p.m. - Tate drops the pass. Flag is down.

5:55 p.m. - Second and 10 for the Bills. Sorry, I spaced out on what the penalty was.

5:56 p.m. - McCoy dropped about a yard shy of the first down marker.

5:56 p.m. - And the Bills convert on third down. A five yard run for Gillislee.

5:57 p.m. - T-Mobile incomplete. Bills around the OAK 25 now.

5:57 p.m. - McCoy with seven, maybe eight on the run.

5:58 p.m. - And Goodwin converts on third and two.

5:59 p.m. - Watkins gets six. The Bills are at the OAK 5.

5:59 p.m. - Gillislee stopped right at the first down line. I think.

6:00 p.m. - It's short.

6:01 p.m. - Third and inches for the Bills. And Gillislee has no problem marching into the end zone.

6:02 p.m. - That's his second of the game. The PAT is good. It's 24-9, Buffalo.

6:05 p.m. - It'll be a kickback. Raiders will start at their own 25.

6:05 p.m. - Walford with his first catch of the game, and it's a big pick up.

6:06 p.m. - Richard with no gain on the first down run.

6:06 p.m. - Second and 10. Roberts reels it in, and the Raiders are now in Bills' territory.

6:07 p.m. - Roberts with four, perhaps five on the catch and run.

6:07 p.m. - Murray with a big run up the gun to take the Raiders to the BUF 25.

6:08 p.m. - And a shotgun pass to Crabtree takes OAK to the five yard line.

6:08 p.m. - Buffalo calls a timeout.

6:09 p.m. - First and goal for the Raiders. Carr floats out of bounds on a blitz.

6:10 p.m. - Murray with about three yards gained on the run.

6:11 p.m. - TOUCHDOWN MICHAEL CRABTREE!

6:12 p.m. - Sea-Bass boinks the extra point to make it 24-16, Buffalo.

6:15 p.m. - And Tate gets nailed within the Bill's own 10 on the kick-off.

6:16 p.m. - McCoy with four, maybe five on the run.

6:16 p.m. - And McCoy is slowwwww getting up.

6:19 p.m. - The back gets smashed at the line. 

6:19 p.m. - Third and four. And T.J. Carries breaks up the pass. The Bills go three and out and have to punt.

6:20 p.m. - And Richard takes the punt return down to the BUF 40.

6:21 p.m. - Crabtree gets four, maybe five yards on the catch.

6:21 p.m. - Second and six. Richard breaks out a 20-yard run to take the Raiders down to the BUF 15.

6:22 p.m. - Richard gets about three on the run.

6:23 p.m. - Second and seven. Rivera hauls it in right at the first down marker.

6:23 p.m. - It's first and goal. TOUCHDOWN LATAVIUS MURRAY! Sea-Bass doinks it off the upright, but it's still good. And like that, the Buffalo lead has been cut down to 24-23.

6:28 p.m. - Bills start at their own 25. T.J. Carries bats down the pass.

6:28 p.m. - Irvin hits McCoy right at the line.

6:29 p.m. - Third and 10. And the Bills commit an offsides penalty to make it third and 15.

6:30 p.m. - And that's the end of the third quarter, folks.

6:32 p.m. - David Amerson breaks it up. Another three and out for the Bills.

6:33 p.m. - And the Raiders will get it back around their own 40.

6:34 p.m. - Nothing going on first down.

6:34 p.m. - Second and 10. Crabtree can't haul in the home run shot. He's walking off field now.

6:35 p.m. - Looks like he hurt his ring finger. Third and 10. And Rivera reels in the 15 yard shot. A flag is down.

6:36 p.m. - OK, never mind, they call it a legal hit after all. Still a first down haul, no matter how you call it.

6:37 p.m. - The pass is too high for Holmes.

6:37 p.m. - Second and 10. TOUCHDOWN AMARI COOPER!


6:38 p.m. - A 37-yard TD for No. 89. That's 21 unanswered points from the Raiders. And with the Sea-Bass extra point, the Raiders take the lead 30-24. 

6:43 p.m. - Third and eight for the Bills. He's hit as he's thrown, and it's an incompletion.

6:44 p.m. - And Richard takes the punt up to midfield. Penalty flags are down.

6:45 p.m. -  The Raiders assessed a 10 yard penalty for holding.

6:48 p.m. - Richard with six, perhaps seven on the first down run.

6:48 p.m. - And Crabtree takes it all the way down to the 40.

6:48 p.m. - Richard gets one on the run.

6:49 p.m. - Second and nine. Raiders take a timeout.

6:50 p.m. - Carr on the run has to throw it away.

6:51 p.m. - Third and nine. Carr chunks it to Murray, but it's goign nowhere. Raiders have to punt.

6:52 p.m. - And the Raiders down it at the BUF 4.

6:55 p.m. - NATE ALLEN WITH THE INTERCEPTION!

6:55 p.m. - Murray hit in the backfield for a loss.

6:56 p.m. - Richard with a good seven, perhaps even eight yard run.

6:57 p.m. - Third and two. Raiders take another timeout.

6:59 p.m. - Murray runs it down the gut and gets the first down.

7:00 p.m. - TOUCHDOWN LATAVIUS MURRAY!

7:00 p.m. - Raiders go for two, and of course, they get it. That makes it 38-24, Raiders.

7:02 p.m. - For those keeping score at home - that's 29 unanswered points for Oakland.

7:03 p.m. - The Bills get it back at their own 25.

7:04 p.m. - Five yard catch for McCoy.

7:05 p.m. - The receiver goes down a yard shy of the marker. But a flag is down.

7:05 p.m. - Offsides against the Raiders. That'll be five free yards and a re-do of second down.

7:05 p.m. - McCoy goes down right at the line.

7:06 p.m. - McCoy out of bounds after a five yard run.

7:06 p.m. - Goodwin gets enough to move the sticks.

7:07 p.m. - T-Mobile chased in the backfield, and he gets sacked right at the line.

7:07 p.m. - Goodwin hauls in the catch. That's 12-yards.

7:08 p.m. - O'Leary bobbles it on first down.

7:09 p.m. - Second and 10. He goes down a yard shy of the first down marker.

7:10 p.m. - And Reggie Bush (yes, he's still playing pro football) runs three yards to convert.

7:10 p.m. - T-Mobile overthrows Sammy Watkins.

7:11 p.m. - Second and 10. T-Mobile under pressure and the receiver catches it out of bounds.

7:11 p.m. - Third and 10. Flag against the Bills. That makes it third and 15.

7:12 p.m. - And McCoy runs for about 14 yards. 

7:13 p.m. - That's a new first down for the Bills. Buffalo at the OAK 20.

7:13 p.m. - KHALIL MACK WITH THE STRIP SACK AND THE FUMBLE RECOVERY!

7:14 p.m. - Raiders take over with about three minutes left on the clock. The Bills call a timeout.

7:15 p.m. - Third and four for the Raiders. Looks like Murray was a yard shy. Bills take a timeout.

7:17 p.m. - King out to punt with two and a half minutes left in the fourth. 

7:18 p.m. - Flag down. Gotta' be roughing the punter. But King gets penalized 15 yards for picking up the yellow flag. Whoops.

7:19 p.m. - First and 25 for the Raiders. Murray with a two yard run. And that's the two-minute warning.

7:23 p.m. - Second and 23. The Bills are out of timeouts. 

7:24 p.m. - Raiders just running out the clock. Third and 21. Murray gets about two yards.

7:25 p.m. - Less than a minute left. Raiders punting with 28 seconds left on the clock. The Bills get it back around the 30 with 18 seconds left on the clock.

7:26 p.m. - T-Mobile throws it away under pressure. Ten seconds left.

7:27 p.m. - Incomplete pass from T-Mobile. Six seconds left.

7:28 p.m. - McCoy goes down. And that's all she wrote from Oakland, Calif., folks.

7:35 p.m. - Our final score from the right side of the bay? Oakland 38, the Bills 24. 

7:36 p.m. - And with that victory, the Raiders chalk up their sixth consecutive win of the season and improve to 10-2 on the year. 

7:36 p.m. - Needless to say ... I fucking love football sometimes