Raiders D allows near-record first downs after half

September 19, 2011, 8:21 pm
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ALAMEDA -- Still wiping the sleep and shock out of your eyes from looking at the stat sheet of the Oakland defense's meltdown in Sunday's 38-35 loss at Buffalo?Then chew on this: the 25 first downs the Raiders allowed the Bills in the second half were the second-most first downs in the second half of an NFL game since 1991, according to Stats LLC.Only the Arizona Cardinals and their 27 second-half first downs against the New York Jets on Set. 28, 2008 had more.
Following the Bills: the Jets also had 25 first downs in the second half of their Oct. 23, 2000 game against Miami, and Cincinnati had 24 second-half first downs against Baltimore on Nov. 3, 1996.