Because 3-1 is a lot better than 2-2, that's why.
By: Jimbo X
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11:37 a.m. - OK, you know the drill by now. The girlfriend wants to hit up the local Sunday Kroger sales, and somebody has to lug the half-priced Coca Colas out. So yeah, I might be back by 1 p.m., and I might not.
11:39 a.m. - Menelik Watson, Austin Howard and Nate Allen are all out for the Raiders. Taiwan Jones and Rodney Hudson are questionable.
11:40: a.m. - For the Ravens, Kenneth Dixon, Ronnie Stanley and Sheldon Price are all listed as doubtful. Alex Lewis and John Urschel are both questionable.
11:41 a.m. - The Ravens are four point favorites and the over/under is set at under 46. Well, considering how last year's regular season match-up turned out between these two teams, I'd be suspicious of Vegas' reasoning on both accounts.
1:01 p.m. - Kickoff coming up in a few.
1:02 p.m. - Terrence West starting as halfback for Baltimore. Ravens have elected to kick the ball to Oakland.
1:03 p.m. - Jalen Richard takes it up to the OAK 30.
1:04 p.m. - Murray gets one on the run.
1:05 p.m. - Amari Cooper gets about five on a quick hit and run.
1:05 p.m. - Third and four. Incomplete to Crabtree. Here comes the Raiders punting unit.
1:06 p.m. - Ravens start at their own 20. It's a big pick up for Wallace.
1:07 p.m. - First and 10. BAL gets maybe a yard on the run.
1:08 p.m. - Second and eight. Nelson scoop slams West shy of the first down markers. And it's a holding call against BAL.
1:08 p.m. - Second and 18. The back gets gobbled up behind the line.
1:09 p.m. - Third and 18. The Ravens pick up the new set of downs, but it's offensive pass interference against BAL. There goes the 24-yard gain...
1:10 p.m. - Third and 28. The fullback is dropped well short of the first down sticks.
1:11 p.m. - Baltimore punts. Richard takes it to the OAK 31.
1:13 p.m. - Cooper gets about three on first down.
1:14 p.m. - Second and seven. Murray runs it up the gut.
1:14 p.m. - Third and four. Incomplete pass.
1:15 p.m. - Oakland punts. Ravens will take over from within their own 10.
1:17 p.m. - Marquette King does the the Ray Lewis dance at midfield. Sean Smith gets flagged for holding.
1:19 p.m. - Wallace gets eight on the play.
1:20 p.m. - False start puts BAL five yards back.
1:20 p.m. - Second and six. Nothing going on that play.
1:20 p.m. - Third and four. And the Ravens can't make it past the first down marker. Baltimore has to punt.
1:21 p.m. - Richard stopped at the OAK 25.
1:23 p.m. - False start against the Raiders makes it first and 15.
1:24 p.m. - Roberts gets about five. Amari Cooper gets called on pass interference.
1:25 p.m. - First and 25. Washington gets about 8.
1:26 p.m. - Second and 17. Richard runs it up the gut for six.
1:27 p.m. - Third and 11. And Cooper reels it in for the first.
1:27 p.m. - OAK, obviously, declines the defensive holding flag.
1:27 p.m. - First and 10. Murray takes it to the OAK 42.
1:28 p.m. - Second and seven. Wolford picks up a couple.
1:28 p.m. - Third and one. It is short.
1:30 p.m. - Marquette punts. And he traps the Ravens within their own 10 yet again.
1:32 p.m. - The back is crushed at the line.
1:33 p.m. - Second and nine. Flacco chased in the end zone and he throws it away.
1:34 p.m. - Third and nine. And DJ Hayden breaks up what would have been a first down for Baltimore. Ravens gotta' punt.
1:35 p.m. - And Richard takes it all the way to the Ravens' 10 yard line!
1:35 p.m. - A good 47 yard run from Richard.
1:36 p.m. - First and goal. TOUCHDOWN SETH ROBERTS!
1:36 p.m. - A ten yard strike from Derek Carr puts the Raiders on the board first. Sea-bass is automatic. Raiders lead it, 7-0.
1:39 p.m. - Janikowski kicks it away. Hester takes it all the way into OAK territory. A 60-yard return.
1:40 p.m. - The back is chased out of bounds.
1:40 p.m. - Second and seven. Ravens run it up the gut.
1:41 p.m. - Third and three. Steve Smith takes it to the OAK 20.
1:42 p.m. - And that's the end of the first quarter.
1:43 p.m. - First and 10. The Ravens take it to the OAK 18.
1:44 p.m. - Second and 5. And Baltimore moves it past the first down markers.
1:45 p.m. - Smith stopped a little beyond the OAK 10.
1:46 p.m. - Second and 5. Flacco lobs a floater to nobody in the end zone.
1:46 p.m. - Third and five. Incomplete in the end zone. Offensive holding penalty is declined. Fourth down. Khalil Mack almost flattened him.
1:47 p.m. - And Tucker is on point. The field goal makes it a 7-3 game, Raiders still leading.
1:50 p.m. - Richard takes it to the OAK 20.
1:51 p.m. - Flag on the play. 15 yard penalty against the Ravens for unnecessary roughness.
1:51 p.m. - Another flag down. Holding against the Raiders puts OAK 10 yards back.
1:52 p.m. - First and 20. Not much at all on the run.
1:53 p.m. - Second and 19. DeAndre Washington gets no yardage.
1:54 p.m. - Third and 19. Incomplete to Richard. Raiders have to punt.
1:54 p.m. - Hester out of bounds around the BAL 30.
1:57 p.m. - West takes it to midfield on the first run.
1:57 p.m. - West with a few yards on the follow up run.
1:58 p.m. - Second and eight. And Cory James chases the receiver down behind the line of scrimmage.
1:59 p.m. - Third and nine. Pass interference against OAK.
2:00 p.m. - Second and 10. The receiver is short of the first down marker.
2:00 p.m. - Third and four around midfield. No completion. Holding call against the offense.
2:01 p.m. - Third and 14. Flacco throws it into the stands. Baltimore has to punt.
2:02 p.m. - And Oakland will take over at their own 20.
2:04 p.m. - Second and seven after the three year Murray run.
2:05 p.m. - Smith with the completion, but he is hurt. Third and five.
2:06 p.m. - And Crabtree gets 16 yards and a new set of downs for the Raiders.
2:07 p.m. - Murray with about five on first down.
2:07 p.m. - Second and six. Roberts goes out of bounds after picking up the first.
2:08 p.m. - First and 10 at midfield. Murray with a five yard catch.
2:08 p.m. - Second and six. And Cooper picks up 11 yards to move the chains.
2:09 p.m. - First and 10. And Washington runs 28 yards to nearly the BAL 10.
2:10 p.m. - TOUCHDOWN RAIDERS!
2:10 p.m. - Michael Crabtree with a 5-yard score on the no-huddle.
2:10 p.m. - Sea-bass is automatic. It's 14-3, Raiders.
2:12 p.m. - Hester goes down around the BAL 15.
2:14 p.m. - First and 10. The pressure is own and Flacco throws it away.
2:14 p.m. - Second and 10. Oakland takes their first timeout with about four minutes left in the second quarter.
2:15 p.m. - Steve Smith dropped around the 20-yard-line.
2:16 p.m. - Third and seven. And Sean Smith breaks it up downfield. Fourth down for the Ravens.
2:16 p.m. - And T.J. Carrie takes the return to the OAK 40.
2:17 p.m. - Crabtree with five.
2:18 p.m. - Second and five. Washington dropped behind the line.
2:19 p.m. - And that's the two-minute warning. Third and six coming up for Oakland.
2:21 p.m. - And Derek Carr scrambles for the new set of downs. But there is a holding call against the Raiders.
2:22 p.m. - Third and 16. Richard runs up the gut, but it is not enough for the the first.
2:23 p.m. - Fourth and seven. BAL calls a timeout. King punts it away.
2:24 p.m. - Hester fair catches it at the BAL 11. About a minute and a half left in the first half.
2:25 p.m. - Sean Smith knocks the ball out of the receivers hands.
2:25 p.m. - Steve Smith gets maybe two.
2:26 p.m. - Third and seven. And the Ravens have enough for the first.
2:26 p.m. - BAL takes a timeout.
2:27 p.m. - Clock keeps ticking. Second and 2.
2:28 p.m. - Ravens take it down to midfield.
2:27 p.m. - Ravens take their final timeout.
2:28 p.m. - Thirty-seven seconds left. Steve Smith down to the OAK 30.
2:28 p.m. - Flacco spikes it.
2:29 p.m. - Second and 10. Ball nearly intercepted in the end zone.
2:30 p.m. - Third and 10. Flacco throws it into the stands.
2:30 p.m. - Tucker out with eight seconds left on the clock.
2:30 p.m. - It is good. OAK 14, BAL 6.
2:31 p.m. - Touchback. Raiders offense on the field. Derek Carr takes a knee and that's the end of the second quarter.
2:33 p.m. - The Ravens have more total yards (184 vs. 148), with the Raiders outyarding the Ravens on the ground 57-33. Joe Flacco is 151 on 17 completions, while Derek Carr is 14 for 17 on passing attempts with two touchdowns and 91 yards.
2:48 p.m. - Second and six for Baltimore at their own 40. They have enough for a new set of downs.
2:48 p.m. - West gets about nine. A flag is down.
2:49 p.m. - It is against BAL, so all the yardage is recalled.
2:49 p.m. - First and 16. The receiver barely gets back to the line.
2:50 p.m. - Second and 15. Flacco chased down so he throws it away.
2:51 p.m. - Third and 15. A receiver hauls it in at midfield, but it is about ten yards shy of a first down. Time to punt.
2:51 p.m. - The Raiders down it at the 10, but there is a huge penalty against the Ravens - a 15 yard fair catch interference call.
2:54 p.m. - Walford drops a pass. That would have been a big gain.
2:55 p.m. - Incomplete pass to Crabtree.
2:55 p.m. - Third and 10. Flag is down. False start against the Raiders.
2:56 p.m. - Third and 15 coming up.
2:57 p.m. - Richard runs it up the gut, but it isn't enough to pick up a new set of downs.
2:57 p.m. - And Hester goes down around the 30 yard line on the return.
3:00 p.m. - Flacco under pressure and he throws it away.
3:01 p.m. - Second down. And West runs enough to move the chains.
3:01 p.m. - And the halfback breaks out a big run, fumbles it, and the Ravens recover.
3:02 p.m. - First and 10 at midfield. A holding call against the Raiders.
3:03 p.m. - First and 10 at the OAK 40. West gets about five on the run.
3:03 p.m. - Second and five. Ravens ought to have enough for the new set of downs.
3:04 p.m. - First and 10 around the Raiders' 30. West gets about two on the run.
3:05 p.m. - Second and eight. And Gillmore converts.
3:05 p.m. - First and 10. Ravens nearing the OAK 10.
3:06 p.m. - Second and five. Oakland takes a timeout.
3:08 p.m. - West is about a yard shy of the end zone.
3:09 p.m. - First and goal. The Ravens take a timeout.
3:10 p.m. - West stopped at the line.
3:11 p.m. - Second and goal. And the receiver bobbles away a gimme-TD.
3:12 p.m. - Third and goal. And the halfback is down at the one.
3:12 p.m. - Fourth and goal. Baltimore appears to be going for it.
3:13 p.m. - And Flacco sneaks in for the score. Ravens now going for two.
3:13 p.m. - The two-point try is intercepted by Sean Smith. Raiders still lead, 14-12.
3:16 p.m. - Richard fair catches it and OAK takes over from their own 25.
3:19 p.m. - Murray with about a yard on the run.
3:19 p.m. - Second and nine. Incomplete to Crabtree.
3:20 p.m. - Third and nine. The pressure is on, Carr lobs it to Roberts and he barely gets back to the line. Punt time.
3:21 p.m. - King knocks it out around the 20.
3:22 p.m. - First and ten around the BAL 35. West gets a few yards.
3:23 p.m. - And that's the end of the third. Raiders still up, 14-12.
3:26 p.m. - Third and six coming up for the Ravens. Bruce Irvin SMASHES Joe Flacco and he fumbles away the ball!
3:27 p.m. - Raiders take over at the BAL 29 yard line. Murray gets about seven.
3:28 p.m. - Second and three. Washington about a yard shy. Third and short coming up.
3:28 p.m. - Flag down. Personal foul against the Raiders. 15 yard penalty and a re-do of third down.
3:29 p.m. - Third and 16. And Cooper has enough for the FIRST DOWN!
3:31 p.m. - Actually it is fourth and inches, but it looks like Cooper definitely had it past the marker.
3:32 p.m. - Raiders going for it on fourth and inches.
3:33 p.m. - Offsides call against BAL, and the Raiders get a new set of downs.
3:34 p.m. - Murray gets about two.
3:34 p.m. - Second and nine. OAK in the red zone.
3:34 p.m. - Murray gobbled up at the line.
3:35 p.m. - Third and eight. TOUCHDOWN MICHAEL CRABTREE!
3:36 p.m. - A 13 yard strike from Carr puts the Raiders up 20-12! Sea-bass is as good as gold and Oakland leads 21-12.
3:39 p.m. - About eleven minutes left in the game. Baltimore will take over at their own 25.
3:40 p.m. - Eric Weddle is out. Third and short situation.
3:42 p.m. - And the Ravens convert.
3:42 p.m. - Allen gets about five on the carry.
3:43 p.m. - Second and six. Flacco goes for a deep shot, by Sean Smith breaks it up. Then, the Ravens get hit with a 10 yard penalty for pass interference.
3:44 p.m. - Second and 16. AND MACK WITH THE SACK!
3:45 p.m. - Third and 23. And the Ravens are well short of the first down marker.
3:45 p.m. - Ravens punt it away. It goes out of bounds around the OAK 20.
3:47 p.m. - First and 10. A short gain for Rivera.
3:48 p.m. - Second and nine. Delay of game against the Raiders.
3:49 p.m. - Second and fourteen. Carr runs out of bounds.
3:50 p.m. - Third and fourteen. Incomplete to Crabtree. Out comes King.
3:51 p.m. - Hester bumped out of bounds around the ... 40, I think?
3:54 p.m. - Fist and 10 at their own 48 yard line for BAL.
3:55 p.m. - And the Ravens score on a busted defensive play by the Raiders. Steve Smith with a good 40-yard-plus touchdown reception. An extra point makes it 21-19.
3:56 p.m. - OAK takes over at their own 25.
3:57 p.m. - Six and a half minutes left in the fourth quarter. Murray gets about two on the carry.
3:58 p.m. - Second and eight. Carr throws it away, and there is a holding call against Oakland.
3:59 p.m. - Third and 18. And Washington coughs up the ball, and the Ravens have it at the OAK 20.
4:00 p.m. - Second and five for BAL.
4:01 p.m. - West up the gut, but not enough for the new set of downs. Third and three.
4:01 p.m. - And the Ravens have enough to make it first and goal.
4:02 p.m. - And West pushes it in to give the Ravens their first lead of the game. 25-21, with the Ravens going for two.
4:03 p.m. - They reel it in, but there are flags everywhere.
4:03 p.m. - Two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties against Baltimore to be assessed on the kickoff. But the two point conversion stands. Ravens lead it, 27-21.
4:05 p.m. - Richard goes down at the OAK 35. Three and a half minutes left.
4:06 p.m. - Crabtree catches it at midfield.
4:07 p.m. - Another first down catch by Crabtree.
4:08 p.m. - Raiders at the BAL 40. Richard bobbles it.
4:09 p.m. - Second and 10. Walford with a 17-yard pick-up.
4:09 p.m. - Walford slow getting up in the backfield.
4:10 p.m. - Second and 10. AND CRABTREE REELS IN HIS THIRD TOUCHDOWN OF THE GAME!
4:11 p.m. - Sea-bass knocks it through the uprights and the Raiders regain the lead, 28-27, with about two minutes left in the game.
4:13 p.m. - Hester taken down at the BAL 20. Seven seconds until the two-minute warning.
4:14 p.m. - And the Ravens run it 18 yards up to the BAL 35.
4:16 p.m. - West dropped behind the line.
4:17 p.m. - Second and nine. Steve Smith with about five.
4:17 p.m. - Third and four. Smith gets the first down. The clock keeps ticking.
4:18 p.m. - Baltimore takes a timeout, with 1:02 left in the game.
4:19 p.m. - Second and 10. Nearly intercepted by Reggie Nelson.
4:20 p.m. - Third and 10. Incomplete pas.
4:21 p.m. - Fourth and 10. It would be a 68-yard field goal.
4:21 p.m. - This is the ball game, folks. AND THE RAIDERS BREAK IT UP DOWNFIELD!
4:22 p.m. - The Raiders take a knee, and they will just run out the clock. And the Oakland Raiders win their third road game of the season, a thrilling 28-27 comeback win against the Ravens!
4:24 p.m. - With a win that saw Derek Carr throw four touchdown passes (with Michael Crabtree getting the rare NFL hat trick), Oakland improves to 3-1 on the season. How about them Raiders, boys and girls!