Sunday, December 25, 2011

Blocked field goals by Richard Seymour rescue Raiders

Richard Seymour, DE, Oakland Raiders
Richard Seymour had a big hand in the Raiders' 16-13 overtime win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, but not in his usual manner.
The Raiders' six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle blocked a 49-yard field-goal attempt by Ryan Succop as regulation play expired and also spiked a 49-yard attempt as the first half expired at Arrowhead Stadium to highlight a big day by the Raiders' special teams.Had Succop made the second attempt, the Chiefs would have won the game and faced the Denver Broncos in the regular-season finale with a chance to win the AFC West on tiebreakers, while at the same time eliminating the Raiders.
"The coaches saw something, and they put the block in this week," Seymour said. "I was just able to get a hand on the ball. It was a push -- I had a linebacker pushing me, and I give both my linebackers credit. We had four guys pushing on two."
Seymour said the Raiders used the same scheme, which had Aaron Curry and Quentin Groves providing the push -- on both attempts.
Remainder of article from Mercury News here

Go Dawgs!

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