Sunday, December 18, 2016

LIVE Play-By-Play Coverage of Week 15's Raiders vs. Chargers Game!

Win, and we're in for the first time since Saddam Hussein was in control of Iraq.

By: Jimbo X

Join The Internet Is In America on Sunday, Dec. 18, for our LIVE play-by-play (well, more like possession-by-possession, but that shit is deathly for SEO) coverage of week 15's Raiders vs. Chargers gameThe shenanigans begin at 4:00 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) ...

12:20 p.m. - Game time is 4:25 p.m. eastern time. 

12:21 p.m. - Stacy McGee is out for the Raiders. Perry Riley, Jr., Kelechi Osemele, Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree are all questionable.

12:22 p.m. - Melvin Gordon is out for the Chargers. Jeremy Butler and Orlando Franklin are questionable. Craig Mager is doubtful and Brandon Flowers has been placed on the IR.

12:22 p.m.- The Raiders are the three point favorites. The over/under is 50.

12:24 p.m. - Oakland is 7-6 against the spread. They are 2-4 as the favorites and 4-2 in road games.

12:24 p.m. - San Diego is also 7-6 against the spread. They are 5-3 as underdogs and have a 3-3 record in home games.

12:25 p.m. - The Raiders are posting 27.5 points per game and averaging 384.8 yards per contest - 268.6 passing and 116.2 running. The Chargers are posting 26.9 points per game and averaging 374.1 yards per contest - 276.1 passing and 98 rushing.

12:27 p.m. - And defensively? The Raiders are allowing 24.6 points per game and 394.6 yards per contest - 274.4 passing and 120.2 rushing. The Chargers are allowing 26.7 points per game and 366.2 points per contest - 274.2 passing and 91.9 rushing.

12:29 p.m. - The Raiders are 10-3 and the Chargers are 5-8. The big story here? If the Raiders win, they've clinched a berth for the playoffs for the first time since the 2002-2003 season. To give you an idea just how long ago that was, it was a full year before Facebook was founded and a good half year before Myspace went online.

3:51 p.m. - Alright, it's time for the Sunday sales special at Kroger. As always, that means I might make it back before the first quarter begins, but I probably won't show up until around the midway point of the third quarter.

5:05 p.m. - OK, I'm back. The Chargers lead it 7-3 at the beginning of the second quarter.

5:06 p.m. - Richard calls for a fair catch at the OAK 37.

5:06 p.m. - Murray runs for about four.

5:07 p.m. - Second and six. Washington with 11 yards on the run.

5:07 p.m. - Richard loses five on the anti-run.

5:08 p.m. - Second and 15. Crabtree gets about five.

5:09 p.m. - Third and 10. And Cooper explodes for a 20-plus yard catch.

5:10 p.m. - Second and 11. Washington runs for about five.

5:11 p.m. - Third and six coming up. And it's intercepted at the SD 5.

5:13 p.m. - Well, the good news is that the Titans bumped off the Chiefs earlier today. That gives the Raiders an opportunity to regain the division lead. 

5:14 p.m. - The SD back gets a yard, maybe two on the run.

5:15 p.m. - Second and eight. The back gets hit right at the line.

5:15 p.m. - Third and seven. The receiver can't hang on. That's there third consecutive three and out of the game.

5:16 p.m. - Chargers punting again. Richard goes down right at midfield.

5:19 p.m. - Washington gets nowhere on first down.

5:19 p.m. - And Carr gets sacked.

5:20 p.m. - Third and 16. The Chargers call a timeout.

5:23 p.m. - Murray runs up to the first down marker, but flags are everywhere.

5:23 p.m. - Illegal block in the back makes it third and 15 for the Raiders.

5:24 p.m. - The Raiders get 10, but that ain't enough.

5:25 p.m. - King punts it away. San Diego will begin their next drive at their own 20.

5:27 p.m. - Incomplete on first down.

5:28 p.m. - The pressure is on and Rivers lobs another incompletion.

5:28 p.m. - One of the Chargers offensive-linemen is down.

5:31 p.m. - Third and ten. Gates picks it up to move the chains.

5:31 p.m. - Hillman with an eight yard run.

5:32 p.m. - Incomplete and second and two. 

5:33 p.m. - The Chargers move the chains, but a flag is down.

5:34 p.m. - OK, never mind, the refs say there is no foul.

5:34 p.m. - Hillman with a huge run down to the OAK 34. A 17-yard run.

5:35 p.m. - About a four yard run for the Chargers.

5:35 p.m. - Second and seven. Incomplete on the end zone pass.

5:36 p.m. - And that's the two-minute warning.

5:39 p.m. - Third and seven. Benjamin get enough for the first down.

5:39 p.m. - Second and five. Nothing going on that one.

5:41 p.m. - Third and five. Rivers gets hit and he throws it away.

5:43 p.m. - The field goal is good. Chargers lead it 10-3 with about a minute and a half left in the first half.

5:44 p.m. - Raiders down it in the end zone, so they will start at their own 20.

5:45 p.m. - Murray gets nine on the run.

5:45 p.m. - And Murray takes it to the SD 30! A 33-yard-run!

5:46 p.m. - Raiders call a timeout.

5:47 p.m. - Washington gets 12 yards on the run. The Raiders are now at the SD 20.

5:47 p.m. - Another Raiders timeout.

5:47 p.m. - Forty-seven seconds on the clock. Incomplete to Washington.

5:48 p.m. - Second and 10. Richard goes down around the 18.

5:49 p.m. - Raiders take their final timeout. Third down and seven.

5:49 p.m. - Incomplete to Walford but flags are down.

5:51 p.m. - Five yard holding penalty against San Diego gives the Raiders a new set of downs.

5:51 p.m. - Crabtree reels it in. It's an incomplete call for now.

5:52 p.m. - Looks like Michael had both feet in bounds after all. The play is now being reviewed upstairs.

5:54 p.m. - TOUCHDOWN RAIDERS! Crabtree was ruled in bounds after all!

5:55 p.m. - Sea-Bass is automatic and we've got ourselves a tied ball game, 10-10, with 22 seconds left in the half.

5:56 p.m. - The back gets five. And the Chargers are just going to run out the clock.

5:58 p.m. - The Raiders will get possession first when we return. 

5:58 p.m. - The Raiders have 108 passing yards and the Chargers have 123. The Raiders are outrunning the Chargers 107 to 45. 

6:15 p.m. - First and 15 at midfield. Andre Holmes gets 20 yards on the catch and puts the Raiders deep in S.D. territory.

6:16 p.m. - Murray gets about three on the run.

6:17 p.m. - Second and seven.

6:17 p.m. - Roberts gets five. 

6:17 p.m. - Third and two.

6:18 p.m. - The pass is deflected by Ingram. 

6:18 p.m. - Fourth and two. And the Sea-bass boot makes it 13-10, Raiders.

6:22 p.m. - The Chargers return man goes down at the 24.

6:22 p.m. - A 22-yard pick up for SD puts than at the 40.

6:23 p.m. - Second and four.

6:23 p.m. - The back gets hit right at the line.

6:24 p.m. - Third and four. Inman gets enough to move the sticks.

6:25 p.m. - Williams runs for another S.D. first down.

6:26 p.m. - Now it's first and goal for the Chargers.

6:26 p.m. - And Hunter Henry reels it in for the score. 

6:27 p.m. - But the point after is no good. San Diego leads it 16-13 with 6:14 left in the third.

6:31 p.m. - Raiders begin the next drive at their own 25.

6:33 p.m. - Three yard run. 

6:33 p.m. - Second and seven. Richard very close to moving the sticks.

6:34 p.m. - Third and one. The Chargers burn a timeout.

6:35 p.m. - Doesn't look like the Raiders have enough to convert.

6:36 p.m. - Fourth and one. Another Charger is down.

6:37 p.m. - King out to punt.

6:37 p.m. - The Chargers call a fair catch at the 20.

6:40 p.m. - Hillman gets about seven.

6:40 p.m. - Second and third. The back goes down at the line.

6:41 p.m. - Third and two. Williams gets enough to move the sticks.

6:41 p.m. - The back gets about four.

6:42 p.m. - Second and six. The receiver can't hang on to the ball and it is almost intercepted.

6:43 p.m. - Third and six. DENICO AUTRY WITH THE SACK! And S.D. will have to punt.

6:44 p.m. - The Raiders will take over at their own 2.

6:46 p.m. - Crabtree with a 20 yard pickup to move the chains.

6:47 p.m. - Five yard penalty against the Chargers for a neutral zone infraction.

6:48 p.m. - And that's the end of the third quarter, folks.

6:50 p.m. - First and five. Richard runs for two.

6:51 p.m. - Second and three. Rivera with a huge pickup of 29 yards.

6:52 p.m. - The Chargers are challenging that it wasn't a completion.

7:07 p.m. - Well, my computer froze up, so I lost a good 15 minutes of coverage I didn't save.

7:07 p.m. - In the interim, the Raiders put up a field goal to make it 16-16.

7:08 p.m. - Chargers have possession at their own 20. 

7:09 p.m. - Second and three. The back gets hit right at the line.

7:10 p.m. - Third and two. And Amerson CRUSHES the receiver right at the line. Chargers have to punt.

7:11 p.m. - Raiders are going to begin their next drive at their own 25.

7:13 p.m. - And Murray runs all the way down to the 50 yard line.

7:14 p.m. - Roberts takes it down to the S.D. 30. A 22-yard-gain.

7:15 p.m. - Walford overthrown. Flag is down.

7:15 p.m. - Never mind, the refs say nothing happened.

7:16 p.m. - Richard runs for two.

7:17 p.m. - Third and eight. Carr scrambles and he is very close to getting it.

7:18 p.m. - It is inches short.

7:20 p.m. - The Raiders are challenging that Carr got enough for a first down.

7:23 p.m. - And the refs reverse the decision - first down Raiders!

7:23 p.m. - Murray gets two on the run.

7:24 p.m. - Second and eight. Incomplete to Cooper.

7:25 p.m. - Third and eight. And Carr gets sacked. 

7:26 p.m. - Sea-bass out for a 44-yard field goal. It's good. Raiders take the lead, 19-16.

7:27 p.m. - And the Chargers return man gets whacked at the S.D. 10.

7:28 p.m. - First and ten. It's incomplete.

7:28 p.m. - Second and ten. AND IRVIN SACKS RIVERS!

7:29 p.m. - And that's the two minute warning.

7:32 p.m. - Third and 15. Rivers incomplete.


7:33 p.m. - And Carr takes a knee. They're just going to run out the clock.

7:35 p.m. - And that's all she wrote from San Diego. The Raiders win it 19-16 - and for the first time in FOURTEEN YEARS, the Oakland Raiders WILL be participants in the NFL postseason!

7:40 p.m. - And all I can say is ... damn, I love football, with a passion.


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