The last Raiders game ever played on a baseball diamond?
By: Jimbo X
As has been tradition here at the Internet Is In America since 2012, join us LIVE on gameday as we give you REAL-TIME play-by-play for the Raiders' first home game of the season. Live coverage of the Silver and Black's home opener at the Oakland Coliseum begins at 4:25 p.m. eastern time Sunday, Sept. 18. Be sure to hit the refresh button frequently, as we'll be updating this motherfucker during every commercial break. And as always - do yourself a favor and bookmark us, and let all your fellow Raiders fans know what we're up to by posting links to our coverage on your social media pages.4:53 p.m. - OK, I know I am almost an hour late. My girlfriend stumbled into an unannounced Kroger sale, and you know what happened next.
4:54 p.m. - A scoreless game with about two minutes left in the first quarter. Falcons have possession around their own 20.
4:55 p.m. - Falcons up to their own 40. Coleman gets about six on the play.
4:56 p.m. - Austin Hooper picks up another first down. The Falcons make it into Raiders territory as the first quarter ends.
4:57 p.m. - This is the only Raiders home game in the month of September. Which means this very well could be the the last NFL game ever played with baseball dirt still on the field.
4:58 p.m. - 19-yard pick up for Aldrick Robinson. Falcons now at the Raiders' 30.
4:59 p.m. - Falcons within 10 of the Raiders end zone. Second and seven. Freeman down to the OAK 5.
5:01 p.m. - Third and four situation in the red zone. Sanu reels in a pass from Ryan, but it is short of the sticks. Here comes the field goal unit.
5:02 p.m. - And Atlanta makes it on the board first. 11:58 to go in the second quarter, the Falcons leading the Raiders 3-0.
5:04 p.m. - Taiwan Jones takes the kick off to about the 30. An illegal block in the back will push them back when the drive formally begins.
5:05 p.m. - Raiders at their own 18. Crabtree with about a nine yard pick up.
5:07 p.m. - Oh, it was actually enough for a first. Carr scrambles for about five.
5:08 p.m. - And Murray picks up 10 on a pass. OAK up to their own 34 yard line.
5:09 p.m. - Richard swallowed up at the line. Let's call it a yard.
5:10 p.m. - Second and nine. Seth Roberts gets about three yards.
5:10 p.m. - Third and six. INCREDIBLE CATCH BY AMARI COOPER FOR A 25 YARD GAIN!
5:11 p.m. - Carr with a deep throw. Looks like it is intercepted. But it is pass interference on ATLANTA!
5:11 p.m. - The turnover is denied, and OAK gets it at the ATL 1!
5:12 p.m. - TOUCHDOWN RAIDERS! Murray with a one-yard saunter!
5:12 p.m. - Sea-bass is automatic. Raiders now lead 7-3.
5:15 p.m. - Matt Ryan and pals take over at their own 25. Jacob Tamme gets 13.
5:16 p.m. - Ryan overthrows on first down.
5:17 p.m. - Second and 10 at the ATL 35. And Tamme reels it in to the OAK 43.
5:18 p.m. - Ryan hits ground on first down. Second and 10 at the OAK 43.
5:18 p.m. - No dice. Third and 10 for Atlanta.
5:19 p.m. - Robinson with a catch at the 32. But a flag is down.
5:19 p.m. - No foul for holding. It's good enough for a first down.
5:20 p.m. - Atlanta at the OAK 33. Devonta Freeman runs down to the 23.
5:20 p.m. - Falcons run it. They should probably have enough for the first down.
5:21 p.m. - Freeman dropped behind the line on first down.
5:21 p.m. - Julio Jones is wide open for a 21 yard score. He torches Sean Smith en route to the Raiders' end zone.
5:22 p.m. - ATL 10, OAK 7.
5:24 p.m. - A muffed punt and the Raiders will begin their next drive around their own 1 yard line.
5:25 p.m. - Crabtree gets about nine on first down.
5:26 p.m. - Second and one. DeAndre Washington with a HUGE 26-yard run up the gut.
5:27 p.m. - Washington with about six on a catch and run.
5:27 p.m. - Second and four at the OAK 40. Richard barely makes it back to the line of scrimmage.
5:28 p.m. - Flag on the play. A ten yard penalty against OAK and a re-do of second down.
5:29 p.m. - Second and 14. Carr chased down in the backfield, and steps out of bounds at the line of scrimmage.
5:30 p.m. - Third an 14. And that's the two-minute warning.
5:31 p.m. - And Clive Walford gets drilled about three yards past the line of scrimmage. Fourth and 11.
5:33 p.m. - Here comes the OAK punting unit.
5:34 p.m. - A 73 yard kick return for the Falcons. And Marquette King gets called on a horse-collar tackle. So yeah, even more free yardage afforded to Atlanta.
5:35 p.m. - Atlanta at the OAK 10. Coleman gets about four.
5:36 p.m. - Minute left in the half. Third and goal, with ATL at the OAK 3.
5:36 p.m. - Coleman taken down at the line of scrimmage. Thirty eight seconds left, fourth and goal.
5:37 p.m. - Two seconds added to the clock. Here comes the Falcons kicker.
5:38 p.m. - Matt Bryant is automatic from 20 yards out. That makes it 13-7, Atlanta.
5:40 p.m. - Raiders take a knee in the end zone. Carr has two timeouts and 38 seconds in the half.
5:41 p.m. - Walford with a four yard pick up. Thirty-two seconds left.
5:42 p.m. - Murray picks up the first and immediately steps out of bounds. Twenty-seven seconds left.
5:42 p.m. - Third and one, actually. Walford picks up the yardage and goes out of bounds. Twenty-two seconds left.
5:43 p.m. - First and 10. Murray takes it to the 48. Sixteen seconds left.
5:44 p.m. - Smith gets three yards. Nine seconds left.
5:45 p.m. - Second and 6. Cooper drops a laser down the middle.
5:45 p.m. - Six seconds. OAK takes a timeout. They have one left.
5:46 p.m. - And Roberts gets the first down. First and 10, and here comes Janikowski. A 58-yard try.
5:47 p.m. - Short and wide. And that leaves it at 13-7, Atlanta heading into half time.
5:57 p.m. - At the midway point of the game, Atlanta has 227 total yards of offense, while Oakland has 167. Matt Ryan outthrew Derek Carr in the first half 150 to 116, while the Falcons outran the Raiders 77 yards to 51 yards.
6:00 p.m. - Of course, Rich Gannon would be one of our announcers today.
6:01 p.m. - Raiders get the ball to begin the second half.
6:03 p.m. - Richard handling kickoff duties. He goes down short of the Raiders' 20.
6:04 p.m. - Crabtree with a 10-yard pick up.
6:04 p.m. - Murray gets two on first down.
6:04 p.m. - Second and eight at their own 30. Murray finds a huge hole and he gets about 7. And Donald Penn is down.
6:07 p.m. - Third and 3. Jon Feliciano in on the offensive line. Roberts can't reel it in. Raiders decide to punt.
6:11 p.m. - Well, here's a new one. The Raiders are challenging the last play before the punt because there were 12 men on the line of scrimmage at the time of the snap.
6:12 p.m. - And the judges affirm it. The Raiders get the ball back, and it's first down for Derek Carr and company.
6:13 p.m. - First and 10 at the OAK 40. And Holton gets 14 on a sneaky end-around.
6:14 p.m. - Play called dead on first and 10. False start on Rodney Hudson.
6:14 p.m. - First and 15. Smith on the catch and run makes it to the ATL 38.
6:15 p.m - Second and three. Murray with more than enough for the first.
6:16 p.m. - TOUCHDOWN RAIDERS! Clive Walford reels in a BOMB fom Derek Carr!
6:17 p.m. - And Sea-bass kicks a gimme. And Oakland retakes the lead, 14-13.
6:18 p.m. - That was a 31-yard touchdown pass to Clive Walford, for you fantasy footballers.
6:20 p.m. - And the Falcons will take a knee in the end zone on the kick.
6:21 p.m. - Freeman gets three on first down.
6:21 p.m. - Second and 7. Hooper takes it down to the OAK 29 on a 44-yard pass from Matt Ryan.
6:21 p.m. - An 18 yard run for Freeman. And the Falcons are back in the OAK red zone.
6:22 p.m. - DAVID AMERSON INTERCEPTS MATT RYAN IN THE ENDZONE!
6:24 p.m. - Derek Carr and pals back on the field at the OAK 20. Washington gets seven on a first down run.
6:25 p.m. - Donald Penn back on the line. Second and four. The play is whistled dead. A five yard penalty against Oakland.
6:26 p.m. - All right, second and nine now. Richard finds a huge hole for 29 yards.
6:26 p.m. - Holding on Gabe Jackson negates the play. Now it is second and 18.
6:27 p.m. - And Richard gets about 10.
6:27 p.m. - Third and nine. and Cooper gets it VERY close a new set of downs.
6:28 p.m. - It is inches short.
6:29 p.m. - Fourth and inches situation at the OAK 30. And Oakland is challenging the call that ball placement was short of the gain.
6:32 p.m. - AND IT IS A FIRST DOWN AFTER ALL!
6:33 p.m. - First and 10 at the OAK 30. Crabtree covered by everybody.
6:33 p.m. - Second and 10. Washington dropped at the line.
6:34 p.m. - Third and 10. Two backs in the backfield. Murray gets two, but it is well short of the first down marker. Raiders gotta' punt.
6:35 p.m. - Falcons fair catch it at their own 15.
6:37 p.m. - Coleman gets a 24-yard catch and run up to the ATL 39.
6:38 p.m. - Hooper takes a big catch all the way down to the Raiders' 30.
6:39 p.m. - Gabriel down to the OAK 17.
6:39 p.m. - Second and one. Coleman with enough for the first down.
6:39 p.m. - Tamme reels in a touchdown pass, but there is a flag on the play. It's on OAK. Falcons going for two.
6:40 p.m. - Ryan does a sneak, and it is 21-14 Atlanta.
6:42 p.m. - A 14-yard catch for Tamme. Taiwan Jones takes a knee and the Raiders will start at their own 25.
6:43 p.m. - Walford gets three.
6:44 p.m. - Second and 7. And Murray busts it out for 15.
6:44 p.m. - First and 10. And Carr scrambles for 5.
6:45 p.m. - Short pass to Cooper gives the Raiders another set of downs.
6:46 p.m. - Raiders now in Falcons' territory. Washington with an eight yard run.
6:47 p.m. - Second and two. Washington just shy of the marker.
6:47 p.m. - And that's the end of the third quarter. Falcons still leading, 21-14.
6:50 p.m. - Olawale rumbles all the way down to the Falcons' 25.
6:51 p.m. - Murray gets five.
6:51 p.m. - Second and six. And Murray is down to the Falcons' 3.
6:51 p.m. - First and goal for the Raiders.
6:52 p.m. - Murray creamed at the line.
6:52 p.m. - Second and goal. Pass batted away from Amari Cooper.
6:53 p.m. - Third and goal. Throw to Andre Holmes isn't caught.
6:54 p.m. - Fourth and goal. The Raiders are going for it!
6:55 p.m. - And CRABTREE REELS IT IN!
6:56 p.m. - Sea-bass in. It's automatic, and we have ourselves a tied game with 12 minutes to go in the fourth.
6:57 p.m. - Falcons begin at their own 25. Freeman gets about 12. Defense is not allowed in the NFL anymore.
6:58 p.m. - Julio Jones brought down at the 47.
6:59 p.m. - And the Falcons reel it in. 28-21. Sorry - I had to move my car and missed all that shit.
7:03 p.m. - So Justin Hardy caught the TD on some kind of fluky near-Raiders interception. Sounds about right.
7:04 p.m. - I don't even want to look at the Raiders' defensive numbers at this point.
7:04 p.m. - Holy shit, Matt Ryan has 346 yards.
7:05 p.m. - Carr throws it away on first down.
7:05 p.m. - Washington gets three.
7:06 p.m. - Third and seven. Carr throws it away. Flag on the field.
7:07 p.m. - Pass interference on the Falcons. The Raiders get a first down.
7:07 p.m. - Raiders at their own 40. Richard gets a couple on first down.
7:07 p.m. - Richard gets a nice block and picks up 6. Raiders at the 49 for a third and three situation.
7:09 p.m. - AND COOPER BEATS TROUFFANT FOR ANOTHER TOUCHDOWN!
7:10 p.m. - Actually, it's negated. Fourth down, and out comes the punting unit because Cooper stepped out of bounds.
7:10 p.m - And Oakland is going for it on fourth and two!
7:11 p.m. - Richard may be short of the goal. It's short by a foot. Falcons take over at midfield.
7:12 p.m. - The Raiders need a defensive stop here in the worst way possible. And considering how their secondary has looked so far today...
7:13 p.m. - Freeman gets six.
7:14 p.m. - Second and four, and a third and three.
7:14 p.m. - It's a first down for Atlanta.
7:15 p.m. - Falcons well within Raiders territory now.
7:15 p.m. - Julio Jones within the 20.
7:15 p.m. - Offsides call against the Raiders.
7:16 p.m. - And the Falcons punch the ball into the end zone. Amerson slow to get up.
7:18 p.m. - Matt Bryant PAT is good. Falcons lead it, 35-21, with 4:35 to go in the fourth.
7:21 p.m. - Raiders take over at their own 25. Long bomb to Seth Roberts is no dice.
7:22 p.m. - Second and 10. Cooper reels it in at the OAK 41.
7:23 p.m. - Latavius Murry jukes and jives into Falcons' territory.
7:23 p.m. - Roberts runs for a new set of downs.
7:23 p.m. - Olawale with another ten yards.
7:24 p.m. - Oakland at the Falcons' 19 yard line.
7:24 p.m. - Olawale down to the six.
7:24 p.m. - Second and goal. 2:20 on the clock.
7:24 p.m. - Andre Holmes reels in a six yard touchdown pass. Sea-bass is automatic. It's 35-28 Oakland.
7:26 p.m. - And the Falcons will take over at their own 10.
7:28 p.m. - Flag is down. No foul after all.
7:29 p.m. - Freeman dropped behind the line.
7:29 p.m. - Raiders take a timeout.
7:30 p.m. - Gabriel about two, maybe three yards shy of the new set of downs. And that will take us to the two-minute warning.
7:32 p.m. - Third and three. Sanu takes it to the Atlanta 35.
7:33 p.m. - Julio Jones sidelined. One minute, forty-nine seconds left.
7:34 p.m. - Second and eight for Atlanta. Oakland is out of time outs.
7:34 p.m. - Coleman stuffed behind the line. Clock is running.
7:35 p.m. - Third and nine. The back is way short. The punting unit is out. Falcons running out the clock before they punt.
7:36 p.m. - Fourth and 5. Ten seconds left on the clock. Falcons punting.
7:37 p.m. - The ball goes out of the end zone.
7:37 p.m. - Two seconds left on the clock. Hail Mary time.
7:37 p.m. - Derek Carr at the Raiders' 15. Five wide.
7:38 p.m. - Crabtree gts pushed out of bounds on the Cal-Stanford attempt. That makes our final score from Oakland, 35-28 Falcons.
7:40 p.m. - The Raiders fall to 1-1 on the season. Next up? It's an away game against the Titans, and needless to say, this defense is going to have to get its shit together and in a hurry.