Quarterback plays a starring role to help his side down San Diego.
The Oakland Raiders secured their second win of the NFL season after they downed the San Diego Chargers 27-17 thanks to two big plays from Terrelle Pryor.
Two successful scoring drives in the first quarter saw the Raiders jump out to a handy lead early, however, the Chargers lived up to their moniker and worked their way back into the game.
They could have come over the top of Oakland late in the contest before Pryor turned a potential sack into a third-and-long conversion which allowed the Raiders to kick a field goal to seal the win.
“That’s what the kid brings to us,” coach Dennis Allen said. “Terrelle brings that ability when things aren’t right, when things break down, he brings that ability to make plays.”
Pryor said he felt good early and the two early touchdown
“That definitely builds confidence, but you have to keep striking,” Pryor said. “I’m excited we started fast and got the win.” passes gave himself and his team the confidence to pull out the victory.
The Raiders playmaker found Rod Streater for a 44-yard conversion on his side’s first play from a scrimmage before finding Denarius Moore as he completed his first 10 passes in a row.
The Raiders then used five turnovers, a goal-line stand, Woodson’s 25-yard return of Danny Woodhead’s fumble and two long field goals by Sebastian Janikowski to beat the Chargers (2-3).
San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers had his third 400-plus yard game of the season as he finished 411 next to his name on 36-49 throws for two touchdowns to go along with three picks.
Amazingly Rivers only had three 400-plus yard games in his career before this season, but has managed to achieve the feat three out of the past four weeks.
However, it has not translated to wins as the Chargers fall to be 2-3 this season ahead of their game against the in-form Indianapolis Colts and Andrew Luck in week six.
Oakland will be out to keep up its impressive form when they play the white-hot Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday afternoon.