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Culpepper impressive again as Raiders sink Rams

Aug 25, 2007 - 5:31 AM By Neil Berman PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

OAKLAND, California (Ticker) - In the absence of JaMarcus Russell, the unsigned No. 1 overall pick in April's NFL draft, Daunte Culpepper may have cemented his position as the Oakland Raiders' starting quarterback.

Culpepper had an impressive first-half performance in leading the Raiders to a 20-10 preseason victory over the St. Louis Rams on Friday. While he was only 4-of-8 for 48 yards and a TD through the air, Culpepper engineered two scoring drives, including a 19-yard TD pass to Ronald Curry early in the second quarter on a third-and-13.

Culpepper also kept drives alive with his legs, scrambling three times for 17 yards.

Josh McCown took over for Culpepper midway the second quarter and was equally impressive, going 6-for-9 for 138 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. McCown played through the third quarter before Andrew Walter took over for the final period.

His lone blemish was when he was sacked and fumbled late in the third quarter on his own 31. Rams linebacker Raonall Smith recovered the fumble.

LaMont Jordan played the whole first half for the Raiders and was a workhorse, gaining 41 yards on 18 carries, as well as turning a screen pass from McCown into a 49-yard play in the second quarter.

Jordan committed the only mishap in what was otherwise a stellar half for the Raiders, as he fumbled on the Rams' 1-yard line in the first quarter, which was recovered in the end zone by Will Witherspoon for a touchback.

Oakland's Sebastian Janikowski was 2-of-3 on field goals, including a 50-yarder in the first quarter to open the scoring.

Marc Bulger played the entire first half for the Rams, but was beleaguered in the absence of his favorite target Torry Holt. Bulger hit Isaac Bruce with a 40-yard pass on the game's first play from scrimmage, but struggled mightily the rest of the first half, ending up 8-for-21 for 109 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.

The biggest offensive weapon for the Rams, running back Steven Jackson, participated in only the first play from scrimmage and was taken out of the game. Bruce had four receptions for 77 yards while playing most of the first half.

Gus Frerotte played the third quarter for the Rams and was impressive, going 10-for-18 for 108 yards with a 6-yard TD pass to former University of Virginia quarterback Marques Hagans.

Former Harvard QB Ryan Fitzpatrick took over for Frerotte and played the entire fourth quarter. The Raiders dominated the action in the first half, outscoring the Rams, 17-3, and outgaining the Rams, 209-147.








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 0 3 0 7 10
    OAKLAND 3 14 3 0 20 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OAK - FG, SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI 50 YD, 4:58.
    OAKLAND 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: OAK - TD, RONALD CURRY 19 YD PASS FROM DAUNTE
    CULPEPPER (SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI
    KICK), 3:26. OAKLAND 10-0
    STL - FG, JEFF WILK

    Aug 25 1:10 AM


  • NFL
    TD STL
    MARQUES HAGANS 6 YD PASS FROM GUS FREROTTE
    (JEFF WILKINS KICK)
    ST LOUIS 10
    OAKLAND 20 14:55 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Rams vs. RaidersAug 25 12:35 AM


  • NFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 0 3 0 3
    OAKLAND 3 14 3 20 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OAK - FG, SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI 50 YD, 4:58.
    OAKLAND 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: OAK - TD, RONALD CURRY 19 YD PASS FROM DAUNTE
    CULPEPPER (SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI
    KICK), 3:26. OAKLAND 10-0
    STL - FG, JE

    Aug 25 12:29 AM


  • NFL
    FG OAK
    SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI 42 YD
    ST LOUIS 3
    OAKLAND 20 9:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Rams vs. RaidersAug 25 12:07 AM


  • NFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 0 3 3
    OAKLAND 3 14 17 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OAK - FG, SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI 50 YD, 4:58.
    OAKLAND 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: OAK - TD, RONALD CURRY 19 YD PASS FROM DAUNTE
    CULPEPPER (SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI
    KICK), 3:26. OAKLAND 10-0
    STL - FG, JEFF W

    Aug 24 11:37 PM


  • NFL
    TD OAK
    LAMONT JORDAN 1 YD RUN
    (SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI KICK)
    ST LOUIS 3
    OAKLAND 17 0:29 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Rams vs. RaidersAug 24 11:31 PM


  • NFL
    FG STL
    JEFF WILKINS 26 YD
    ST LOUIS 3
    OAKLAND 10 6:28 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Rams vs. RaidersAug 24 11:11 PM


  • NFL
    TD OAK
    RONALD CURRY 19 YD PASS FROM DAUNTE CULPEPPER
    (SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI KICK)
    ST LOUIS 0
    OAKLAND 10 11:34 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Rams vs. RaidersAug 24 10:55 PM


  • NFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 0 0
    OAKLAND 3 3 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OAK - FG, SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI 50 YD, 4:58.
    OAKLAND 3-0

    Aug 24 10:47 PM


  • NFL
    FG OAK
    SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI 51 YD
    ST LOUIS 0
    OAKLAND 3 10:02 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Rams vs. RaidersAug 24 10:19 PM