The Atlanta Falcons and Oakland Raiders engaged in a sloppy first half filled with three turnovers including two early interceptions by Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, leading to a 3-0 Raiders lead after the first quarter.
The Falcons are looking to continue their undefeated season but are off to an uncharacteristically bad start, especially on offense. Ryan has been playing on an elite level throughout the early part of the season but the Raiders have him on his heels as their defensive backfield, led by Joselio Hanson and Michael Huff, have picked him off twice and prevented his high-powered offense from getting on track outside of a 26-yard catch by Roddy White.
The Raiders have outgained the Falcons 98 to 70 in the first quarter and look like the team that beat the Pittsburgh Steelers this season rather than the struggling squad from their other games.
This was viewed as a trap game for the Falcons coming in and the ugly first quarter is exactly what the Raiders wanted.