Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Sunday afternoon that he is inclined to play anyone that is healthy in his team’s exhibition finale against the Seattle Seahawks, a break from the norm in the NFL, when teams typically rest their projected starters. Continue Reading
So, that’s what all the fuss was about, eh? Terrelle Pryor was going to revolutionize the quarterback position and rookie wide receiver Juron Criner was going to build upon an off-the-charts showing during offseason workouts. Continue Reading
Many fans probably didn’t even realize the Raiders had lost six consecutive preseason games, but they’ll remember the night they broke the streak thanks to Terrelle Pryor.
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.
It took the Raiders eight snaps from the 8-yard line to get into the end zone, but Darren McFadden was finally awarded a 1-yard run on a play overturned by officials.
Sebastian Janikowski missed a 30-yard field goal and Jason Hanson connected from 41 to account for the scoring in a first quarter that was mostly two possessions.
Detroit’s Jason Hanson kicked off to Oakland’s Mike Goodson before an intimate gathering of some 20,000 or so . . .
Quarterback Matt Leinart is lobbing a football on the field, but is not suited up. That means more time for Terrelle Pryor and maybe even Kyle Newhall-Caballaro.
Bay Area News Group writer Steve Corkran will take questions and provide insight from the Oakland Raiders’ exhibition game against the Detroit Lions, Saturday at 4 p.m.
Join Bay Area News Group writer Steve Corkran for a live chat today at noon as the Oakland Raiders prepare for their Saturday exhibition game against the Detroit Lions.