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NFL: 49ers beat Raiders 17-3 and after gunshots are fired

By Austin Tyler     Aug 21, 2011 in Sports
San Francisco - We know the “Bay Area Rivalry” is heated but not this heated, it is only the pre-season. While two teams are battling on the “Gridiron” to see who is going to make their respective teams, fans take shots at one another after the game was over.
The San Francisco 49ers hosted the Oakland Raiders for the second game of the pre-season. With both teams coming off Week 1 losses somebody had to have an edge in this game and get their first win. The 49ers are having quarterback troubles and after this game the Raiders may have them as well.
The 49ers opened the game by moving the ball pretty well under Alex Smith (8/13, 126 yards, 1 Int). They moved the ball mostly on the ground with Anthony Dixon (12 carries, 53 yards 1 TD) and Frank Gore (4 carries, 21 yards). The 49ers moved the ball 79-yards in 16 plays to get scoring position. They were set for a field-goal when the punter Andy Lee fumbled the snap and then threw an interception to Rolando McClain.
The Raiders could not capitalize on the turnover as they went three and out and was forced to punt the ball away. The 49ers were moving the ball again and then Smith threw a pass that was intercepted by Matt Shaughnessy who dropped back into coverage for the Raiders and he returned it 11 yards. The Raiders moved the ball 58-yards on the drive after the interception, but went for it on fourth down and Jason Campbell (5/7, 74 yards) was sacked. They were in field-goal range but refuse to kick one.
San Francisco took over on their 5-yard line and marched the ball 90-yards to get in scoring position. The Drive was highlighted by a one handed Braylon Edwards (2 receptions, 46 yards) catch that got him and his teammates excited. They could not score a touchdown and was forced to settle for a 23-yard David Akers field-goal. Akers put the first points of the game on the board making it a 3-0 Frisco lead.
Oakland took over after the field-goal and began to move the ball. During the drive Campbell had got a snap and rolled out trying to pass, and fumbled it then recovered it. In the process of him getting the ball back he was struck by a Raiders defender in the head, and was pretty shaken up. He left the game and Trent Edwards (3/6, 36 yards, 1 Int) came in to take over and a few plays later threw a interception to Tarell Brown. The 49ers took over, but just ran the ball to end the half.
The Raiders started the second half with the ball, but could not get things going as they were forced to punt. On the 49ers second play of the drive Kendall Hunter (9 carries, 105 yards, 1 TD) broke a 53-yard touchdown run to give them a 10-0 lead. Oakland continued to struggle in this quarter as they went three and out behind Kyle Boller (6/11, 56 yards, 1 Int) who came in to run their offense.
San Francisco got the ball back and tried to move it, but to no avail and was forced to punt. Oakland had trouble moving the ball still, and it did not help anything when Boller threw an interception Madieu Williams. Colin Kaepernick (6/8, 52 yards) had trouble moving the 49ers offense, and Akers had to come in to punt the ball away. Boller moved the Raiders offense 27-yards before Sebastian Janikowski came in to boot a 46-yard field goal that made a 10-3 game.
The 49ers moved the ball on their next drive mainly on the ground. They used Xavier Omon (14 carries, 62 yards 1 TD) who ran the ball in from 5-yards out to score a touchdown and make it a 17-3 Frisco lead.
After the game the crowd was restless and two victims were assaulted. One was wearing an “F--- the Niners” T-shirt. He was shot seven times before stumbling to Candlestick Park security for help. Another man was shot as well, but his was not as serious as the first incident. The young man wearing the t-shirt drove his truck to a gate and stumbled to stadium security. The other man was shot before that in the parking lot and had superficial face injuries,
The critically-injured man was being treated at San Francisco General Hospital for life-threatening injuries, and a 20-year-old man was hospitalized with less-serious wounds.
It wasn't known whether the same assailant or assailants were responsible for both attacks, or if the shootings were otherwise linked. Police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said Sunday We have no suspects in custody, and that I have no suspect description at this time.
During the game there were fights reported and one of them was a bathroom fight were a guy was knocked unconscious, but the attacker was arrested.
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