Shaun Hill threw a 7-yard pass to Brandon Pettigrew to cap a 72-yard, 10-play drive kept alive by an Oakland penalty, and Terrelle Pryor countered with runs of 59 and 17 yards (for a touchdown) with 30 seconds left in the quarter.
A roughing the passer flag against Tommy Kelly against Hill negated what would have been a drive-killing interception by Matt Giordano on a sideline pass.
Carson Palmer took the rest of the day off after playing the first half, giving way to Pryor. Oakland’s second team defense was in the game by the second series of the third quarter. Pryor, giving a glimpse of his stunning speed and athletic skill, accounted for 76 of the 77-yard drive with his two runs.
On the touchdown, Pryor escaped what appeared to be a sure sack and racked to the right pylon, getting a block from Owen Schmitt to barely make it in.