This afternoon, the Oakland Raiders got the best of their old rival Steelers, beating them 21-18. The score may seem like a regular one, but the Raiders actually had quite a big lead before relinquishing it.
Ben Roethlisberger threw for one touchdown and two interceptions, while Terrelle Pryor threw for one touchdown with no picks. He dazzled all with a 93-yard touchdown today and he led the game in rushing yards, as a quarterback. If you’re not a football fan, that’s pretty significant. You almost never see that happen.
The Raiders got off to a hot start when they scored 14 unanswered points in the first quarter. They led the Steelers 14-0, which was a pretty promising lead at the time. The first touchdown was that 93-yard run by Pryor, which still has fans in amazement. After that, Darren McFadden’s seven-yard run put the Raiders in the end-zone again to finish the first quarter.
The Steelers finally got on the board early in the second quarter when Shaun Suisham kicked a 47-yard field goal. After that, Oakland added more insult to injury when McFadden scored again, this time on a four-yard run. The offense was really clicking in this victory, as these successful drives had the Raiders up 21-3 at halftime.
The third quarter was scoreless, although the Raiders caught a break when Suisham missed a 32-yard field goal. After that, neither team had much success offensively and they entered the fourth quarter still at 21-3.
In the final period, the Steelers woke up and scored 15 points to get themselves back in the game. Emmanuel Sanders received a nine-yard pass from Roethlisberger to give the Steelers their first touchdown of the game, making the score 21-10. Then Le’Veon Bell’s two-yard run put the Steelers in the end zone again. The Steelers turned to Sanders for the two-point conversion and he was able to deliver, making it a one-possession game at 21-18.
Unfortunately for the Steelers, they weren’t able to complete the comeback and the Raiders finished off the game holding the Steelers at their own end zone. It was a good win for the Raiders and they improve their record to 3-4.