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Raiders hold on to beat Steelers

Terrelle Pryor made franchise and NFL history on the first play from scrimmage, took a commanding halftime lead and then spent the rest of the day playing defense in a 21-18 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at O.co Coliseum.
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Posted on Sunday, October 27th, 2013
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End 3rd qtr: Raiders 21, Steelers 3

The Steelers controlled the ball for most of the quarter but failed to score, as Shaun Suisham missed a 32-yard field goal attempt following a 16-play drive that took 9:21 off the clock.
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Posted on Sunday, October 27th, 2013
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Halftime: Raiders 21, Steelers 3

The Raiders rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns en route to a 21-3 halftime lead against the Steelers Sunday.
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Posted on Sunday, October 27th, 2013
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End 1st qtr: Raiders 14, Steelers 0

The Raiders struck on a 93-yard run by Terrelle Pryor on the first play of scrimmage and later added a 7-yard run by Darren McFadden in the first quarter Sunday against the Steelers.
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Posted on Sunday, October 27th, 2013
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Steelers-Raiders underway . . .

Shaun Suisham has kicked off to the Raiders, with Taiwan Jones replacing Jacoby Jones and returning the ball to the 28-yard line. Chemdi Chekwa’s holding penalty moved the ball back to the 7-yard line.
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Posted on Sunday, October 27th, 2013
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Shell lights torch

Owner Mark Davis continues to mend fences with ex-Raiders, with former coach and Hall of Fame left tackle Art Shell lighting the torch Sunday in honor of Al Davis.
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Posted on Sunday, October 27th, 2013
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Seabass, King still a work in progress

Filed for print with additional notes. . .

Imagine a shortstop having worked with the same second baseman for 13 seasons and then being asked to turn a double plays with a rookie and you’ve got an idea how Sebastian Janikowski feels.
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Posted on Friday, October 25th, 2013
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Live chat: Oakland Raiders vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

Join NFL writer Steve Corkran for a live chat as the Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers renew one of the NFL’s most storied rivalries.

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Posted on Friday, October 25th, 2013
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New LB Wilson pushes out 2012 draft pick

Yes, one-third of the Raiders 2012 draft class no longer is on the roster. But, to be fair, coach Dennis Allen said, the Raiders didn’t make the first of their six selections until the tail end of the third round, when they used a compensatory selection on offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Thursday, October 24th, 2013
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Pryor almost wound up with Steelers

Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor grew up in Pennsylvania and a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he wanted nothing to do with the Steelers once he reached the NFL.
Pryor told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, who first met Pryor when Pryor was a teen-ager, offered to select Pryor in the NFL’s supplemental draft in 2011.
Ultimately, the Raiders used a third-round pick on Pryor in that draft. That means the Steelers had two shots at taking Pryor before he went to the Raiders.
“(Tomlin) said, ‘Hey, I’ll draft you if you want to play here,’ ” Pryor said. “But he gave me a story about when he was down in Tampa Bay, about a quarterback (Shaun King) that was there, and he ended up being in the same hometown. It was just hard for him; he ended up cutting out because of all the distractions. . . .
“I had to say no because, at a young age, I didn’t want to be near home and have distractions around me.”
Pryor grew up in Jeanette, Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh. He also bolted town after a stellar high school career, accepting a scholarship to attend Ohio State, when he had his pick of colleges, including home-state hotbeds such as Penn State and Pitt.

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Posted on Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Under: Oakland Raiders | 193 Comments »