Buccaneer K Connor Barth missed just left on a 54-yard field goal attempt to close the quarter. This came just a minute and a half after the Raiders scored their first touchdown of the day. The Raiders lead the Bucs 10-7 to start the third quarter.
Buccaneer QB Josh Freeman has completed on 12 of his 21 passes for 160 yards and one touchdown. That TD came on an 80-yard scoring drive when he connected with WR Vincent Jackson from 20 yards out. Jackson is the game’s leading receiver with 2 catches good for 84 yards. The two connected on a 64-yard completion, the sixth time a Bucs pass has traveled 40 yards or more this year, a Buccaneer record. Fellow WR Mike Williams has added two catches for 27 yards.
Doug Martin is the leading rusher with 8 carries and 31 yards. Freeman himself has added 28 yards on 3 carries.
Both DE Da’Quan Bowers and DE Michael Bennett have recorded sacks in this game, while Lavonte David leads the team in tackles with eight.
For the Raiders, Carson Palmer led a late 71-yard drive to get on the board with a touchdown pass to WR Rod Streater. Palmer has hit on 13 of his 22 passes for 151 yards. Darrius Heyward-Bey is the Raiders’ leading receiver with four catches and 68 yards. Darren McFadden, who played on a limited basis in the second quarter, is the leading rusher for Oakland with 17 yards. McFadden made a trip to the locker room with a leg injury, his return is listed as questionable.
Lamarr Houston came up with a big blocked field goal for the Raiders and DE Andre Carter has registered a sack.
The Buccaneers will take the opening kickoff of the second half.