Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/23/12
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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders rookie coach Dennis Allen's first win turned out to be one he might never forget. Sebastian Janikowski made a 43-yard field goal on the final play of the game, lifting the Oakland Raiders to a 34-31 victory Sunday over the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Oakland Coliseum. The Raiders improved to 1-2 and avoided digging a hole that few teams have climbed out of to reach the playoffs. "It's a great feeling," Allen said. "I'm so proud of the guys in that locker room, the way they fought for 60 minutes. "It's part of the foundation. It's a stepping stone to getting where we want to be. But it's one win in a 16-game season." Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer said he expected a 60-minute "fist fight" against the Steelers, a team he had started against 12 times as a Cincinnati Bengal. That's exactly what took place. The Raiders trailed by 10 points twice during the second half but kept coming back. They had to overcome a scary injury in the fourt...
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