It's hard to quantify where exactly the Raiders offense sits based on game three of their exhibition season. On one hand, they had many drives that ended with no forward progress, and on the other they had two 70+ yard touchdowns. The name of the game was penalties - and there were a lot of them in this sloppy affair.
Jason Campbell looked like a very competent quarterback on the opening drive, completing pass after pass, it would be a drive ending in seven points for the Raiders.
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Anthony Dixon's one-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter helped theSan Francisco 49ers take a 28-24 win over the Oakland Raiders in the third preseason game for both squads.
Dixon finished the game with 21 carries for 69 yards while Alex Smith went 9- for-15 with 113 yards and a touchdown for the 49ers, who have won all three of their preseason games.
Bruce Gradkowski went 14-for-22 with 202 yards and two touchdowns while Michael Bush had seven carries for 23 yards and a score for the Raiders, who fell to 2-1 in the preseason.
Bush punched the ball into the end zone from a yard out to give Oakland a 7-0 lead with the only points of the first quarter.
San Francisco got 17 straight points in the second quarter on a 28-yard field goal from Joe Nedney, an 83-yard punt return from Phillip Adams and a 16-yard touchdown catch by Josh Morgan from Smith.
Louis Murphy hauled in a 74-yard touchdown catch from Gradkowski to make it a 17-14 game at the break.
In the third, Zach Miller's 27-yard touchdown catch from Gradkowski gave Oakland a 21-17 lead.
Nedney and Sebastian Janikowski traded field goals later in the third as it was a 24-21 game heading into the final quarter.