Because we still haven't forgotten about Super Bowl XXXVII, you John Gruden-stealing motherfuckers.
By: Jimbo X
Join The Internet Is In America on Sunday, Oct. 30, for our LIVE play-by-play (well, more like possession-by-possession, but that shit is deathly for SEO) coverage of week 8's Raiders vs. Buccaneers game. The shenanigans begin at 1 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)...12:35 p.m. - The Vegas line has this one a dead even contest, with 49 set as the over/under.
12:36 p.m. - Receiver Louis Murphy is out for Tampa Bay. And no, Aldon Smith - surprise, surprise - will not be suiting up today for the Raiders.
12:37 p.m. - As to which team is faring better offensively and defensively this season, it really depends on which metrics you are using as a barometer. In terms of overall yardage, the Bucs are "better" than Oakland, posting 381.3 yards per contest to the Raiders' 373.1. and their defense (362.8 yards per game) is certainly doing better, numerically, than Oakland (436.9 yards per game.) However, when it comes to points per game, the Raiders have the upper hand, putting up 26.4 to TB's 21.3 while allowing 25.6 (compared to TB's 26.5)
12:53 p.m. - And today's underlying story? The Raiders are 4-0 on the road this season, and the Buccaneers have yet to win a single home game in 2016. Oh, and by the way - today's game is in Tampa.
1:00 p.m. - Oakland is 5-2, Tampa Bay is 3-3. Kickoff coming up in just a few moments.
1:03 p.m. - Raiders will kick off the ball. It's a fairly windy afternoon in central Florida, per the CBS announce crew.
1:04 p.m. - Touchback, so the Bucs will begin at their own 25-yard line.
1:04 p.m. - Rodgers dropped behind the line on first down.
1:04 p.m. - Second and 11. Incomplete pass, Sean Smith looks hurt.
1:06 p.m. - Third and 11. T.J. Carrie comes in as a sub. And Mike Evans reels in a pass to move the chains.
1:07 p.m. - Receiver hit at the line and he drops it. Incomplete.
1:08 p.m. - Second and 10. Smith gets about five on an end-around.
1:08 p.m. - Third and four. Winston scrambles for a new set of downs, but an offensive holding call negates the gain.
1:09 p.m. - Third and 14. And Winston gets tackled right at the line.
1:10 p.m. - Bucs gotta' punt. Raiders will take over around their own 20.
1:13 p.m. - Cooper gets about eight on a pick-up.
1:13 p.m. - Second and two. Crabtree gets about a yard on a quick hit. Penalty flag is down.
1:14 p.m. - Crabtree gets hit with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.
1:15 p.m. - Third and 13 now. Roberts can't hang on to a quick slant. Raiders' gotta' punt.
1:15 p.m. -And the Bucs take it all the way up to their own 40. Flags down.
1:16 p.m. - Holding call against Tampa Bay will cost them 10 yards.
1:19 pm. - Rogers gobbled up at the line. T.B. backed up to their own 10 now.
1:19 p.m. - Third and three. Evans with an 18-yard pick-up.
1:20 p.m. - Winston throws it away on first down. Flag down.
1:20 p.m. - Holding against the Raiders gives T.B. an automatic first down.
1:21 p.m. - Rogers gets about nine yards.
1:21 p.m. - Second and 1. Rogers runs for about 12.
1:22 p.m. - First and 10 at the OAK 40. Rogers tackled around the line of scrimmage.
1:22 p.m. - Second and eight. Flag is down. Illegal shift against TB. Five yard penalty.
1:23 p.m. - Second and 13. Smith about five yards short of the first down sticks.
1:24 p.m. - Third and four. Humphries steps out of bounds at the OAK 16.
1:24 p.m. - Riley being helped off the field now. That's two downed Raiders so far today.
1:25 p.m. - First and 10. Tampa Bay is challenging that Humphries didn't step out of bounds.
1:28 p.m.- Actually, Jack Del Rio was the one that challenged that one. The hell? Regardless, he doesn't get whatever the hell he was trying to get from the folks upstairs.
1:29 p.m. - Rogers gets maybe a yard on first down.
1:29 p.m. - MACK SACKS WINSTON!
1:30 p.m. - Third and 15. A pick-up, but nowhere near enough to pick up a new set of downs. Here comes the field goal unit.
1:31 p.m. - It's good. TB takes the early lead, 3-0.
1:33 p.m. - Richard takes a knee on the kickoff. Raiders will begin at their own 25.
1:34 p.m. - Washington with about a three yard run.
1:34 p.m. - Second and eight. Richard takes it to the 40. Flags everywhere.
1:34 p.m. - Holding call against Gabe Jackson. That's a 10 yard penalty.
1:35 p.m. - Second and 18. And Rivera gets 27 yards on the quick strike!
1:36 p.m. - First and 10 at midfield. Murray hit at the line.
1:36 p.m. - Second and nine. Incomplete.
1:37 p.m. - Third and nine. Carr sacked, the ball comes out and Tampa Bay recovers.Bucs take over at the OAK 40.
1:38 p.m. - Rogers dropped for a loss.
1:39 p.m. - Second and 12. The tight end reels it in at the OAK 19.
1:39 p.m. - And that's the end of the first quarter.
1:42 p.m. - And that's a 19-yard touchdown strike to Shepherd.
1:43 p.m. - The extra point is good and Tampa Bay extends their lead to 10-0.
1:44 p.m. - Richard takes a knee and the Raiders will begin at their own 25.
1:45 p.m. - Murray gets about four yards on the run.
1:46 p.m. - Second and six. Murray hit at the line.
1:46 p.m. - Third and six. And Richard drives it up the gut to the 50 yard line.
1:47 p.m. - Play action pass, and Crabtree is ruled out of bounds.
1:48 p.m. - Second and 10. Cooper gets about four yards on the pick-up.
1:49 p.m. - Third and six again. And Carr throws it away.
1:50 p.m. - Carr hit with an intentional grounding call.
1:51 p.m. - King comes out to punt. The Bucs fair catch it at their own 19.
1:53 p.m. - Winston hit on the throw and Evans can't reel it in.
1:55 p.m. - Third and three. Humphries moves the chains, but there is a flag.
1:56 p.m. - Ineligible receiver call against TB, so there goes the first down.
1:56 p.m. - Third and eight. Incomplete pass to Evans.
1:57 p.m. - Tampa Bay punting. Richard takes it up to the OAK 38. Holding call against the Raiders will push them back 10 yards.
1:59 p.m. - OLAWALE TAKES IT DOWN TO THE TB 5!
2:00 p.m. - First and goal. Five yard penalty for letting the play clock run out.
2:01 p.m. - Still first and goal. Murray hit at the line, around the TB 8.
2:02 p.m. - Second and goal. Crabtree hauls it in the end zone, but it's offensive pass interference. The Raider lose ANOTHER ten yards on that one.
2:03 p.m. - Second and goal from the TB 19. Richard takes it to the 15.
2:03 p.m. - Third and goal. Nineteen yards to pay dirt.
2:04 p.m. - It's broken up in the end zone. Here comes the field goal unit. The 31-yard field goal is good. It's 10-3, TB.
2:14 p.m. - Sorry, my Wi-Fi went down for the last 10 minutes. Whatever happened in the interim will be a surprise to me, too.
2:15 p.m. - OAK is at their 1-yard line. Crabtree takes it up to the OAK 19.
2:16 p.m. - First and 10. Murray gets about six yards on the run.
2:17 p.m. - Second and four. And Washington breaks it all the way down to TB territory for a 20-yard plus run!
2:17 p.m. - Murray takes it to the TB 43.
2:18 p.m. - Late flag down. Illegal formation penalty costs the Raiders five yards.
2:19 p.m. - First and 15. Murray gets back to midfield.
2:20 p.m. - Second and 11. Murray gets about five yards on the catch. Two-minute warning.
2:23 p.m. - Third and six. Richard hit at the line for little to no gain.
2:23 p.m. - King comes out to punt.
2:24 p.m. - Tampa Bay takes the ball back at their own 10 with about a minute left in the half.
2:26 p.m. - Roger with a five yard run.
2:27 p.m. - Second and six. Rogers runs it about a yard shy of the first down marker.
2:28 p.m. - And T.B. just runs out the clock.
2:28 p.m. - Our score at halftime? Tampa Bay leads Oakland 10-3. The Raiders get the ball back when the third quarter begins.
2:28 p.m. - Believe it or not, the Raiders are outyarding the Bucs 188 to 164. But TB has had control of the ball longer - about 16 minutes to the Raiders 14.
2:29 p.m. - The Raiders are outpassing TB 123 to 97. The rushing yards are about even. The big numerical factor in this one has been penalty yards - so far, the Raiders have been hit TEN times for a cumulative loss of 86 yards.
2:49 p.m. - All right, the Raiders are at the TB 1 following a million billion defensive penalties against Tampa Bay. AND DONALD PENN, THE FORMER BUCCANEER, REELS IN THE TD PASS! And Sea-bass is automatic. We've got ourselves a tied game, 10-10 with about 10 minutes left in the third quarter.
2:52 p.m. - The TB return man takes it up to the 24 before being pushed out of bounds.
2:54 p.m. - AND MACK SACKS WINSTON AGAIN!
2:54 p.m. - Second and 15. Winston overthrows the receiver on a deep pass.
2:55 p.m. - Third and 15. WAY overthrown there. TB has to punt on the three and out.
2:56 p.m. - The Raiders down it at about their own 30. Murray with a good six, seven yard run.
2:59 p.m. - Second and three. And Murray gets more than enough to move the sticks.
3:00 p.m. - Incomplete to Crabtree.
3:00 p.m. - Second and 10. Cooper reels it in for a 16 yard pick-up.
3:01 p.m. - Olwale gets about a yard on the catch.
3:02 p.m. - Second and nine.Washington runs for about five.
3:03 p.m. - Third and four coming up. TOUCHDOWN AMARI COOPER! A 34 YARD BOMB FROM DEREK CARR! Sea-bass is automatic. The Raiders now lead it 17-10.
3:06 p.m. - Tampa Bay starts at their own 25. Rogers gets about three yards on the run.
3:07 p.m. - Second and seven. Rogers runs for nine yards, easily picking up the new set of downs.
3:08 p.m. - Rogers crushed behind the line. Shilique Calhoun with a WWE-caliber suplex on the tackle.
3:09 p.m. - Second and 12. Winston hit on the throw and he can't make the completion.
3:09 p.m. - Third and 12. Winston swarmed and he lobs an incompletion under pressure.
3:10 p.m. - Richard hit at the OAK 13 on the punt.
3:14 p.m. - Donald Penn hit with a leg whip penalty.
3:14 p.m. - First and 17 at their own 7. Cooper with a short pick-up.
3:15 p.m. - Second and eight. The Raiders take a timeout.
3:16 p.m. - Incomplete to Crabtree. Flag down. It's against Oakland.
3:16 p.m. - Second and 16 now. Roberts hit automatically. Third and long coming up.
3:17 p.m. - Oakland pushed back to their own 5. Rivera with a pick-up, but it is well short of moving the chains. Time to punt.
3:18 p.m. - King shanks it to the 50, but a flag is down.
3:19 p.m. - And the OAK penalty gives TB five free yards.
3:20 p.m. - Rogers swarmed at the line.
3:20 p.m. - Second and 10. Humphries breaks out a huge gain (42-yards) and gets stopped at the OAK 5.
3:21 p.m. - And that's the end of the third, folks.
3:24 p.m. - Touchdown Tampa Bay. But the kicker shanks it on the extra point. OAK still leads it, 17-16.
3:26 p.m. - Johnny Holton with a very short gain on the run.
3:26 p.m. - And Cooper takes it ten yards for a new set of downs.
3:27 p.m. - Richard takes it to the 42.
3:28 p.m. - Second and four. Richard about a yard shy of the first down marker.
3:29 p.m. - Third and one. Murray converts.
3:30 p.m. - Raiders at midfield. The pass to Walford is broken up.
3:31 p.m. - Second and 10. Crabtree picks up enough yardage to move the chains.
3:31 p.m. - Washington with maybe a yard.
3:32 p.m. - Second and 10. Richard hit for a loss.
3:32 p.m. - Third and long. Incomplete to Crabtree. Marqutte King comes out to punt.
3:33 p.m. - And TB will begin the next drive at their own 13.
3:36 p.m. - About eight minutes left in the game.
3:36 p.m. - Third and 7 for TB. The ball is broken up, but a flag is down.
3:37 p.m. - 15 yard penalty against Karl Joseph. But on the plus side, it looks like a Tampa Bay player is really hurt.
3:40 p.m. - Incomplete pass to Evans on a long bomb shot.
3:41 p.m. - Second and 10. Rogers about a yard shy of the first down marker.
3:41 p.m. - Third and one for TB. Raiders get hit for five yards for too many men on the field.
3:42 p.m. - And TB takes it to the OAK 40.
3:43 p.m. - Incomplete to Shepherd, but a flag is down. It's against the Raiders. Pass interference.
3:44 p.m. - Second and five at the OAK 15.
3:45 p.m. - Rogers maybe a yard shy of the first down marker.
3:46 p.m. - And the Raiders get hit by ANOTHER 12-man penalty. That's a new set of downs for TB right at OAK's doorstep.
3:47 p.m. - That's 150 total penalty yards for the Raiders, if you are counting. Winston with run to the OAK 1.
3:48 p.m. - And Rogers punches it in for the TD. Bucs going for two. And Evans reels it in.
3:49 p.m. - With less than 4 minutes to go, the Buccaneers regain the lead 24-17.
3:51 p.m. - Raiders begin at their own 25. Carr on the run can't hook up with Crabtree.
3:52 p.m. - Second and 10. Roberts reels in a big pick-up.
3:53 p.m. - Incomplete on the deep shot.
3:54 p.m. - Second and 10. Fastball to Walford for a 17-yard pick-up.
3:55 p.m. - COOPER TAKES IT DOWN TO THE TB 10! A 30-yard plus gain!
3:55 p.m. - Roberts ruled out of bounds in the end zone. And that is the two minute warning.
3:57 p.m. - Third and 10. And Cooper takes it about a yard shy of the TB 2.
3:58 p.m. - HUGE fourth down. Incomplete to Roberts, but a defensive call gives the Raiders a NEW SET OF DOWNS!
3:59 p.m. - First and goal for Oakland. Olawale in the backfield. Flag against the Raiders - false start puts them back five yards.
3:59 p.m. - Still first and goal, from the TB 8. TOUCHDOWN RIVERA! Janikowski comes out for the extra point.
4:00 p.m. - Sea-bass is good. We've got ourselves a tied game, 24-24, with a minute and a half left in the fourth.
4:03 pm. - Tampa Bay begins at their own 25. They have all three of their timeouts, the Raiders have two.
4:04 p.m. - Second and seven. Evans can't reel it in.
4:05 p.m. - Third and seven with about a minute left.
4:05 p.m. - Evans can't hold on. It is fourth and seven, and TB has to punt.
4:05 p.m. - Fifty-eight seconds left. The Raiders are getting the ball back. And Richard goes out at the OAK 45.
4:06 p.m. - Crabtree takes it to the TB 45.
4:07 p.m. - Twenty seconds left on the clock. Carr spikes it. Seventeen seconds left.
4:07 p.m. - Second and 10. TB calls a timeout.
4:08 p.m. - Cooper drops a pass WAY down field. Third and 10.
4:09 p.m. - Eleven seconds left. And Carr scrambles to get the first down!
4:10 p.m. - Out comes Sea-bass. From 50 yards out. TB takes a timeout.
4:10 p.m. - Four seconds on the clock. It's no good. Get ready folks - we're headed to overtime.
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4:12 p.m. - The Raiders win the toss. A touchdown wins it, a field goal gives TB another possession.
4:15 p.m. - The Raiders take over at their own 25.
4:15 p.m. - The Raiders, for the record, have won their last five overtime games.
4:16 p.m. - Murray gets a couple of yards on a short run up the sideline.
4:16 p.m. - Second and four. Murray gets maybe a yard.
4:17 p.m. - Third and two. Crabtree takes it to the TB 22 yard line! a 45-yard pick-up!
4:17 p.m. - Cooper with a five yard pick-up, but he is hit with a facemask penalty.
4:18 p.m. - That is the 19th penalty for the Raiders today.
4:19 p.m. - First and 21. Richard takes it to the TB 30.
4:19 p.m. - Second and 16. Incomplete pass to Crabtree.
4:20 p.m. - Third and 16. Flag down, it is false start against the Raiders.
4:21 p.m. - Third and 21. That's 20 penalties - the most in franchise history.
4:22 p.m. - Andre hit at the line. Here comes Sea-bass. It's a 54-yard attempt. It's no good. Tampa Bay gets it back pretty close to midfield. Now all it takes is a field goal to win it.
4:23 p.m. - Incomplete pass downfield by Winston.
4:24 p.m. -Second and 10. Evans gets maybe four yards on the catch.
4:24 p.m. - Third and five. Evans cannot reel it in. Tampa Bay elects to punt. This is a terrible game for somebody who had to take a major shit 15 minutes ago.
4:25 p.m. - Raiders get their 21st penalty of the game. They will begin their next drive at their own 10.
4:26 pm. - Crabtree gets five yards on the catch.
4:27 p.m. - Second and five. And Murray burns it downfield for 19 yards!
4:27 p.m. - Crabtree reels it in downfield! But a holding penalty eliminates the 42-yard gain.
4:29 p.m. - First and 10. Incomplete pass to Roberts.
4:30 p.m. - Second and 10 with about eight minutes left. And Cooper takes it to the TB 46!
4:30 p.m. - That's 430 yards for Derek Carr - a new single game Raiders record.
4:31 p.m. - That's the Raiders 22nd penalty - it ties the single game NFL record.
4:32 p.m. - Second and 16. And that's penalty number 23.
4:33 p.m. - Third and 20 from the OAK 44. Walford takes it to the TB 41. PENALTY NUMBER 24 AGAINST THE RAIDERS. That makes it third and 17.
4:35 p.m. - Crabtree goes down at the TB 43. Out comes King to punt.
4:36 p.m. - And TB gets the ball back at their own 10 with about four and a half minutes left.
4:36 p.m. - Rogers is out, so Antoine Smith is getting halfback duties for TB.
4:37 p.m. - Second and eight. Smith fumbles the ball, but TB recovers.
4:38 p.m. - Third and three. The Bucs call a timeout. Three and a half minutes left.
4:39 pm. - Incomplete to Smith. The Bucs have to punt.
4:40 p.m. - Richard gets dropped around their own 45, looks like.
4:40 p.m. - Murray picks up the first down.
4:41 p.m. - Incomplete to Cooper. 2:30 left.
4:41 p.m. - Second and 10. Crabtree takes it to the TB 42. Third down coming up.
4:42 p.m. - And that is the two minute warning.
4:45 p.m. - Third and four. Incomplete to Cooper.
4:46 p.m. - Raiders going for it on fourth down.
4:46 p.m. - Tampa Bay calls a timeout.
4:46 p.m. - TOUCHDOWN SETH ROBERTS! A 40-yard touchdown strike from Derek Carr!
4:48 p.m. - And that is the ball game folks! Your Oakland Raiders are the winners of a thrilling 30-24 overtime victory over Tampa Bay!
4:51 p.m. - That's the FIFTH road win of the year for the Raiders as they improve to 6-2 on the year. The Raiders finished that one with not only the new pro football record for penalties in a game, but with an incredible 626 total offensive yards, with Derek Carr lobbing the rock for 513 passing yards and four aerial touchdowns.
4:53 p.m. - Which means, yes, despite being hit with 200 yards (no joke) in penalties, the Raiders STILL managed to walk away with a victory today.
4:54 p.m. - All I can say is, holy goddamn shit, I love pro football sometimes.