It seems short yardage touchdown passes in the NFL are now more common than short yardage running touchdowns.
Carson Palmer threw for 164 yards and a touchdown and the Oakland Raiders capitalized on mistakes by Minnesota in a 27-21 victory over the Vikings on Sunday.
Frank Gore’s 12-yard run capped a second-half comeback, lifting the San Francisco 49ers past the Philadelphia Eagles 24-23 Sunday.
Darren McFadden ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns and the Oakland Raiders bullied the two-time defending AFC runners-up on the ground to win their home opener 34-24 over the New York Jets on Sunday.
One game in, the San Francisco 49ers’ trip is already worth writing home about.
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is enduring a fair amount of second-guessing for his 4th quarter “keep the field goal” decision in the Niners loss to Dallas.
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to David Nelson with 14 seconds left to cap a wild back-and-forth fourth quarter and lead the Buffalo Bills to a 38-35 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.