Originally written on Pro Football Spot  |  Last updated 10/30/13
In a game that was ultimately much closer than it should have been, the Raiders bested Pittsburgh 21-18, improving to 3-4 on the season. The Steelers, who had been on a roll in recent weeks, now fall to 2-5. While the Raiders are a young team still learning how to close out games, it appears as if Pittsburgh's window is closing quickly.Oakland got off to a fast start, with Terrelle Pryor keeping the ball and taking it to the house on a dynamic 93-yard from on their first play from scrimmage. The Raiders scored all 21 of their points in the first half - their latter two TDs coming on strong red zone runs by Darren McFadden. But in the second half the offense stagnated once again. For the second game in a row, the Raiders scored no points in the second half. Costly miscues - in particular a fumble by Jacoby Ford deep inside Oakland territory - allowed the Steelers to put up 15 points and pull within 3. But in the end the Raiders' defense stiffened, and Oakland held on for a tough win....
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