Instant Reaction: Terrelle Pryor Shows Up in Oakland Raiders Loss


Not many expected the Oakland Raiders to stick with the Indianapolis Colts today, but first-year starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor nearly pulled off the impossible. Going head to head with Andrew Luck, the Ohio State product put up 329 total yards, including 112 on the ground.

Oakland took a 17-14 4th quarter lead when Pryor hit receiver Denarius Moore on a five-yard touchdown with 11:12 remaining. Luck responded with a 19-yard touchdown run to put the Colts up with just over five minutes remaining in the game.

Pryor led the Raiders on a possible game-winning drive that was cut short when Pryor was intercepted by Colts’ defensive back Antoine Bethea at the six-yard line.

For the Raiders, it was a bittersweet end to an otherwise great performance. As a team that is looking to build momentum and confidence early in the season, nearly pulling off a win against the Colts in Indianapolis might act as building block.

For Pryor, this game was vindication that him being named Oakland’s starting quarterback was the right decision.



  1. Terrelle is the perfect Raider.  He will be the face of Raider nation.  Freakish athlete that’s learning to be an NFL quarterback.  Al Davis’s last draft selection before his death is going to pay great dividends for Oakland.