Oct 6, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) smiles after the game against the San Diego Chargers at O.co Coliseum. The Oakland Raiders defeated the San Diego Chargers 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Former Buckeye Terrelle Pryor Leads Raiders to 27-17 Victory Against San Diego Chargers


Late last night, the Oakland Raiders hosted the San Diego Chargers in a special presentation of “Thursday Night Football on Sunday Night” on NFL Network. The game was pushed back to 11:35PM EST kickoff because of the Oakland A’s hosting a playoff game the night before at the Coliseum. The Raiders were forced to play without their star RB Darren McFadden and entered the matchup at 4.5 point underdogs.

Terrelle Pryor got off to a hot start, throwing 2 touchdowns on his first 8 passes. The Raiders tallied a late FG to take a 17-0 into half. A Charles Woodson fumble return for a TD made it 24-3 entering the 4th quarter. Chargers QB Phillip Rivers tossed 2 touchdowns to tighten the gap to 24-10. Pryor then led an effective drive, setting up a crucial field goal and eating nearly six minutes of clock. Janikowski drilled the 50-yard field goal and after a long drive, Rivers threw an interception in the red zone to end the comeback attempt.

Pryor was incredibly efficient, completing 18 of 23 passes for 221 yards and 2 TD. He also chipped in to the running game adding 31 yards. Pryor on the year has now thrown for 845 yards with 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. He also leads the Raiders with 229 yards on the ground. Pryor’s QBR of 53.8 ranks 14th in the NFL, ahead of both Tom Brady and Alex Smith. Looking ahead for the Raiders, week 6 brings a tough matchup with the undefeated Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. However, following the week 7 bye, the Raiders will have a relatively easy four game stretch against the Steelers, Eagles, Giants and Texans (combined record: 4-15).

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  • Chris Schroeder

    Can’t wait till this Sunday. That’s the day when the Kansas City Chiefs realize just how overrated they are, and the only reason they have been winning games is because teams have been beating themselves along with generous, and I mean “generous” penalties calls from the refs that aid the Chiefs victories. A good example would be the late hit out of bounds call when Alex Smith was not out of bounds however he was still in bounds and it should not have not been flagged for a 15 yard penalty that was added to the end of the play which basically led to the Chiefs winning that game. In the highlight reel I’ve seen that all season long with the Chiefs. I don’t know if the referees have their hand in the cookie jar or if they are just involved in some type of a circle jerk with Andy Reid and Alex Smith but to my point. The chiefs are way overrated and will go down with a swift smack in the jaw come this Sunday.

    • Jimmy Bloomfield

      I agree, a couple of seasons ago the Bills started off hot and people were crowning Fred Jackson the MVP before their season went straight downhill. I am not sold on the Chiefs yet, who have beat the Titans, Giants, Jaguars, Cowboys and Eagles. Those teams are a combined 5-12 in games they did not play against the Chiefs (5-17 overall obviously). 2 of those 5 wins came against each other also!!! (Cowboys/Eagles over Giants).

      • ……ChiefsFan……

        The raiders two wins this season are over two teams with a combined 2-8 record, and you guys just lost to the (at the time winless) redskins. I’m happy the raiders are on their way up, unlike most chiefs fans, the raiders are not my least favorite team in the division. I can’t stand crybaby rivers, or those cocky ass donkeys. I think it is going to be a tough game next week, but I don’t see the raiders winning.

    • ……ChiefsFan……

      You’re a moron

      • Chris Schroeder

        WOW… you are witty. Did you come up with that all by yourself? I hope you didn’t burst a blood vessel and your four head trying to conjure up that clever remark. Just calling it like I see it genius…. and I’m not the only one that sees it that way. Enjoy your close call victory over the Titans backup quarterback and we will see you next Sunday for your first loss of the season. :)

        • ……ChiefsFan……

          It’s forehead, not four head, moron. The reason for my brain busting response is because there is no more appropriate respone to your comment. Seriously the refs hands in the cookie jar? Just watch the game this weekend and get yourself some free education.

  • bronncohowie

    I’m in shock ! I expected the Chokeland Faders to go 0-16 this season !

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