There’s a baleful buzz around Big Ben and my beloved black & gold these days. Reports say that the mountainous QB is now a mutinous QB, demanding he be traded at the end of this season.
Quarterback Terrelle Pryor’s 93 yard sprint for a touchdown set the tone early as the Raiders beat the Steelers 21-18 in Oakland Sunday.
The Oakland Raiders broke a decade-long losing streak coming off of a bye week by taking down the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-18. It was a victory led by a running quarterback and a swarming defense and one that wasn’t nearly as close as the score indicates.
Terrelle Pryor ran 93 yards on the first play from scrimmage for the longest touchdown run ever by a quarterback and Oakland won following a bye week for the first time since 2002, beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-18 Sunday.
The Oakland Raiders are looking to stop the Pittsburgh Steelers from getting to a three-game winning streak, but there’s a bit of an obstacle in the way. That obstacle happens to be the injury bug and it has bitten the silver and black hard.
Madden coached the Raiders from 1969 to 1978, years that featured many memorable games against the Steelers.
This Sunday, October 27th, the Steelers play the Raiders in Oakland, rekindling a rivalry that during the 1970s amounted to a blood war that brought suffering to both sides.
The Oakland Raiders do not have a good record after bye weeks even though they usually play considerably better after an extra week off. They’re looking to change that and they have to do it by beating a streaking Pittsburgh Steelers team.
The Oakland Raiders always seem to play better when coming off of a bye week, and the extra week of rest may not have come at a better time. When they head back out onto the field, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be coming to town and are arriving with a two-game winning streak.
The Oakland Raiders enjoyed their bye week by taking a much needed break after losing three of the last four games. Still, they know there is work to be done but a little rest and relaxation was just what coaches called for to maybe help improve the offense and keep the defense running at a good pace.