On the first play of the game Terrelle Pryor made history.
The Oakland Raiders signal-caller broke off a 93-yard touchdown run, which was the longest ever by an NFL quarterback. Check out the play, as provided by the NFL Twitter feed:
Terrelle Pryor takes it from scrimmage for a 93-yard TD! The longest run by a QB in NFL History! MUST-SEE: http://t.co/qAHuVUIVt5
— NFL (@nfl) October 28, 2013
As has been the case with the Pryor-led team all season long, the fast start was followed by costly mistakes.
With the Raiders up 14-0 early in the second quarter, Pryor made his first miscue of the day. The quarterback tossed an interception to Troy Polamalu, which the Steelers immediately turned into three points.
Pyror lobbed up a second pick with just over a minute to go in the first half. This time, however, it was not the quarterback’s fault as the pass had clanked off the hands of Brice Butler. More crucially, the Steelers were unable to capitalize on the takeaway as Shaun Suisham shanked a 32-yard kick.
In the second half, the Raiders offense floundered badly. Pryor finished the game 10-for-19 with 88 yards passing. Outside of his 93-yard run, the quarterback picked up just 13 yards on the ground.
The Steelers, however, were even worse.
In the third, Susisham missed yet another field goal attempt. This time it came from 34 yards. Before his pair of misses, Pittsburgh’s kicker had been a perfect 14-for-14 on field goal attempts in 2013.
Ultimately, it was a pair of fourth quarter interceptions from Ben Roethlisberger that did in the Steelers. The second pick, which was hauled in by Tracy Porter, assured the win. The Raiders are now 3-0 at home this season with Pryor under center.
Running back Darren McFadden turned in an impressive performance. McFadden rushed for two touchdowns in the first half. That’s the first time the back has rushed for two scores in a game since September of 2011.
Next up for the Raiders will be the Philadelphia Eagles at the O.Co Coliseum on November 3. The status of Philadelphia’s Michael Vick is unknown as the quarterback recovers from a hamstring injury.