With the game being played so late due to the Oakland Athletics‘ playoff run, a lot of people are missing out on another dose of the progression of Terrelle Pryor as the Raiders starting quarterback. After the first 30 minutes, Pryor is a stellar 13-of-18 for 141 yards and 2 scores in his fifth NFL start. He just seems to become more comfortable with commanding this offense every week that he’s out there.
Both touchdowns for the Raiders came in the first quarter. First, the Oakland offense was able to take advantage of an ill-advised Philip Rivers interception when Pryor was able to find Rod Streater for a 44-yard scoring strike on the first play from scrimmage. The second score was a 2-yard pass from Pryor to Denarius Moore with about a minute left to go in the quarter.
Meanwhile, the Chargers are struggling, especially on offense. Aside from that Rivers INT, they’ve also lost a fumble, and have also taken a hit in the running game. They have just 32 yards on the ground so far and seem to have lost running back Ryan Mathews for a bit with a head injury after he hit it off the turf in the second quarter. Also have to give credit to the Oakland defensive line who is doing a great job so far of manhandling San Diego up front.