The Oakland Raiders trail the Houston Texans 7-6 early in the second quarter as Oakland has squandered excellent field position on successive drives. They've managed six points thanks to the powerful leg of Sebastian Janikowski, but they've left points on the board behind a struggling offense.
Houston got on the board on their first drive with a ten play 65 yard drive that was capped by a five-yard Matt Schaub touchdown pass to Kevin Walter. After Oakland punted, Matt Schaub had a pass intercepted by Lamarr Houston, setting up Oakland on the Houston 35 yard line. The Raiders proceeded to go three and out and Janikowski booted a 54-yard field goal to get them on the board.
On the next Texans drive, Oakland forced a three and out and then proceeded to deflect Brett Hartmann's punt. The Raiders started at the Houston 39 but a drive-opening chop block penalty cost them 15 yards. The Raiders recovered enough yardage to get Janikowski in line for a 55-yard field goal, but once again left points on the board. Oakland can win this game but they can't afford to keep blowing such huge opportunities.