Monday, October 28, 2013

T-Pain (Terrelle Pryor) Pierces Through Pittsburgh Armor

How else to describe the explosive offensive play, the Raiders first of the game, that shocked the Pittsburgh Steelers and sent the Oakland Coliseum into a jubilant ovation that didn't seem to settle until half-time.

Let's face it, if Wikipedia has it listed on its informational website, then it happened right? 

In Week 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pryor opened the game with a 93-yard run for touchdown, the longest in NFL history for a quarterback.[48] It was also the longest run of any player in Raiders history. The previous record for Oakland was a 92-yarder set by Bo Jackson on 11/5/1989. Pryor finished with 9 carries for 106 yards and finished 10 of 19 passing for just 88 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

Pittsburgh Steelers Defender:  “Even if you’re excited about stopping McFadden, you have to understand the beast that’s playing quarterback,” Clark said. “Once a guy like him gets a in front of the whole defense, he’s a legit 4.4 (speed in 40-yard dash). It just looks slow because he’s 6-6 but he was moving.”

The Oakland Raiders have plenty of work to do if they want to contend for titles, but yesterday's win and T-Pain's play are proff that these are not our "too painful to watch" Raiders of recent seasons past.  Oh no, these Raiders are exciting to watch and feverish for a win.  And the Defense is downright nasty. Don't believe me, just ask Steelers QB Big Ben Roethlisberger, who survived 5 Raiders sacks yesterday.  Sorry Ben, nothing personal, just bizzzznessss!

 Final Score
Steelers 18
Raiders 21

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