Sep 8, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) tries to elude Indianapolis Colts safety Antoine Bethea (41) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders quarterback Terrell Pryor says he played "awful" in Week 1 loss

The Oakland Raiders nearly pulled off an upset against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1, but their young quarterback Terrelle Pryor was unimpressed with his own play.

“I played awful,” Pryor told CSN Bay Area’s Scott Bair.

“I could’ve helped win the game and didn’t,” Pryor said. “We had ‘em on the ropes and we didn’t knock them out. The record is all that matters to me. I don’t care what my numbers are. I just want to do well for the team, and I didn’t do well enough.”


“Please don’t write this as cocky because it’s not. Anytime I get on the field, I feel like I’m the best player out there and that my team is going to have a chance to win,” Pryor said.

In fairness to Pryor, he and the Raiders exceeded most expectations. Pryor did have two interceptions, but he finished 217 passing yards, 112 rushing yards and one touchdown. While the two interceptions were serious mistakes for Oakland, the blame goes more to the Raiders defense which allowed Colts QB Andrew Luck to score two early passing touchdowns and run for the game winning score with 5:20 left in the 4th quarter.

Reguardless, it’s good to see Pryor admitting his errors and not accepting the defeat as a “good loss.”

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