2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Pryor struggles as Raiders fall to Chiefs 24-7

By DAVE SKRETTA - AP Sports Writer
    2013-10-13 17:33

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Raiders coach Dennis Allen insists that Terrelle Pryor is growing with every play in the NFL, even the ones that end up with the young quarterback flat on his back.

There were 10 of those on Sunday.

The Kansas City Chiefs brought a relentless blitz against Oakland's patchwork offensive line, making life miserable for Pryor all afternoon.

He wound up throwing three second-half interceptions that proved costly in a 24-7 defeat that ended the Raiders' six-game win streak at Arrowhead Stadium.

``I think it's a great learning experience for him,'' Allen said, ``and I think he'll be better for it when he gets put back in this type of environment again.''

The 10 sacks were a factor in the game. The interceptions made the difference.

The Chiefs (6-0) and Raiders were tied 7-all in the third quarter when Pryor threw the first of his picks, a rainbow off his back foot into the middle of the field. Jamaal Charles finished off the drive with his second touchdown run to give Kansas City its first lead of the game.

The second interception came as the Raiders (2-4) were trying to drive for a tying score, and this time the Chiefs' Ryan Succop kicked a 33-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter.

Husain Abdullah returned the final pick 44 yards for a touchdown with 1:35 left in the game.

``We were right there in the game and we were punching back and forth,'' Pryor said. ``We turned the ball over, and like I said, I lost the game for us. I'm going to fall a lot, but I'm going to get up. That's how it is. I'm going to get up and I'm going to come swinging.''

The Chiefs, meanwhile, pressed on with the second-best start in franchise history after winning just twice last season. They won their first nine games during the 2003 season.

They wound up sacking Pryor 10 times, and ended a three-game skid to the Raiders.

``We don't take any wins for granted. That's not how we operate,'' Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. ``We're going to enjoy every one of these, and we'll come back and be ready to go next week.''

Chiefs fans were hoping to break the record for loudest outdoor sports stadium, set earlier this year by the Seahawks. They finally did it in the closing seconds of the game when they hit 137.5 decibels, an official from Guinness World Records told The Associated Press.

Pryor and his patchwork offensive line struggled to deal with the crowd noise, especially in the second half.

On one possession, Pryor was twice whistled for delay of game penalties partly because third-string center Mike Brisiel couldn't hear him. Oakland also had a false start on the same drive.

The Raiders finished with 11 penalties for 68 yards.

``It was a factor in the game,'' Allen said of the crowd. ``Obviously we had some trouble getting in and out of the huddle. We had some trouble with snap-count communication.''

Oakland actually struck first in the second quarter when Denarius Moore beat Chiefs defensive back Marcus Cooper, starting in place of the injured Brandon Flowers, on a quick slant over the middle. Moore caught the pass from Pryor in stride and went 39 yards for the touchdown.

It remained 7-0 until the waning minutes of the first half, when the Chiefs took over at the Oakland 45. Pass interference on the Raiders' D.J. Hayden on third-and-10 kept the drive alive, and Charles squirmed the 7 yards for the tying score with 1:06 left.

``The key thing was to get something going before halftime,'' Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said.

Especially the way the defense was playing. On one second-half drive, a combination of penalties and sacks left the Raiders facing fourth-and-48 at their own 12-yard line.

Pryor's turnover trouble started to mount after that, and the Chiefs managed to pull away.

``I think we're close,'' Woodson said. ``You play a good football team and they capitalize on mistakes that you make. That's the reason why they're 6-0 at this point.

``All season long they've been capitalizing on people's mistakes. Late in the game they were giving themselves a change to win. They made those mistakes. They capitalized on it. We come up with the loss.''

Notes: Chiefs LT Branden Albert left the game with a bruised left knee. ... Raiders C Andre Gurode (knee) and RT Tony Pashos (groin) were injured in the game. ... Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali had 3 1/2 sacks. ... Charles finished with 78 yards rushing. ... Pryor added 60 yards rushing.

---

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org

Fantasy Football Player Notes RSS FeedPLAYER NOTES

Eric DeckerSep 19 03:07p

New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 19. Head coach Rex Ryan suggested that Decker would not have to practice to be [ More ]

Jamaal CharlesSep 19 03:05p

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) was practicing with the team for the second straight day Friday, Sept. 19, after missing practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, with a high [ More ]

Josh GordonSep 19 03:02p

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon's suspension has officially been reduced from 16 games to 10 games, according to the NFL and NFL Players Association.

Josh McCownSep 19 03:02p

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (thumb) will start Week 4 if he is healthy enough to play, according to head coach Lovie Smith.

C. WhitehurstSep 19 03:02p

Tennessee Titans CB Jason McCourty (groin) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and is questionable for Week 3. QB Charlie Whitehurst (finger) and LB Wesley Woodyard (ankle) fully [ More ]

Colin ColeSep 19 02:52p

Carolina Panthers RB Fozzy Whittaker (thigh) is listed as doubtful for Week 3. WR Jason Avant (thigh) and WR Jerricho Cotchery (thigh) are listed as questionable, while OT Byron [ More ]

Keith RiversSep 19 02:52p

Buffalo Bills LB Randell Johnson (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and has been ruled out for Week 3. LB Keith Rivers (groin) was limited in [ More ]

Jordan CameronSep 19 02:42p

Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) will be a game-time decision in Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens. Head coach Mike Pettine said he was 'cautiously optimistic' that Cameron [ More ]

Wes WelkerSep 19 02:42p

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) has practiced with the team all week and is ready to play in Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks. He practiced in full [ More ]

DeAngelo WilliamsSep 19 02:32p

Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (thigh) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 19, and is listed as questionable for Week 3.

Todd HerremansSep 19 02:22p

Philadelphia Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks (calf) has been ruled out for Week 3. WR Josh Huff (shoulder) is listed as doubtful, OT Matt Tobin (ankle) and SS Earl Wolff [ More ]

DeSean JacksonSep 19 02:22p

Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder), who was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 19, didn't look 100 percent fluid in individual drills, but he was able to catch the [ More ]

Steve WeatherfordSep 19 02:12p

New York Giants LB Jon Beason (foot) and LB Devon Kennard (hamstring) both did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and have been ruled out for the team's [ More ]

Odell Beckham Jr.Sep 19 02:12p

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and has been ruled out for Week 3.

Ben TateSep 19 01:32p

Cleveland Browns RB Ben Tate (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and has been ruled out for Week 3.

Josh McCownSep 19 01:22p

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (thumb) is scheduled to have an MRI on a thumb injury Friday, Sept. 19. The belief is that the thumb is sprained.

DeSean JacksonSep 19 12:42p

Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Head coach Jay Gruden said Jackson made steps in a 'positive direction,' [ More ]

Jordan ReedSep 19 12:42p

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) has been ruled out of Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

John AbrahamSep 19 12:32p

Arizona Cardinals LB John Abraham (concussion) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Sept. 19.

Jonathan DwyerSep 19 12:22p

Arizona Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer, who was charged in a domestic violence case involving his wife and young son, may not return to the team unless he's exonerated from [ More ]

Josh McCownSep 19 12:02p

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (thumb) doesn't yet have a defined timetable to return, head coach Lovie Smith said. Smith also didn't address whether QB Mike Glennon would [ More ]

Paul KrugerSep 19 11:42a

Cleveland Browns LB Paul Kruger has two sacks, eight tackles (three for a loss) and a pass defensed. He's having a breakthrough in the new system designed by head [ More ]

A.J. GreenSep 19 10:52a

Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) said he feels good Friday, Sept. 19, and is ready to play in Week 3.

Shaun HillSep 19 09:42a

St. Louis Rams QB Shaun Hill (thigh) will be a game-time decision in Week 3.

Cam NewtonSep 19 09:32a

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ribs, ankle) is unlikely to be 100 percent the rest of the season. He experiences pain the night after the games and receives treatment [ More ]

Julio JonesSep 19 09:12a

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones, who was probable entering Week 3 of the NFL season, hauled in nine catches for 161 yards and scored twice in a 56-14 win [ More ]

Bobby RaineySep 19 09:02a

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey, starting in place of injured RB Doug Martin (knee), led the team with seven catches for 64 yards Thursday, Sept. 18, against the [ More ]

Josh McCownSep 19 03:22a

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said it is too soon to tell how long QB Josh McCown (thumb) may be out following his thumb injury suffered Thursday, Sept. [ More ]

Shelby HarrisSep 19 02:32a

Although the Oakland Raiders waived DE Shelby Harris, the team may still re-sign him back to the practice squad.

Emmanuel AchoSep 19 12:42a

Philadelphia Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks (calf) is considered very doubtful for the team's Week 3 game, according to head coach Chip Kelly. LB Emmanuel Acho likely would start at [ More ]

Derek CoxSep 19 12:32a

The Chicago Bears worked out free-agent WR Damian Williams (Dolphins), WR Kyle Williams (Chiefs), CB Derek Cox (Ravens) and CB Brandon Ghee (Chargers) this week.

LaMichael JamesSep 18 11:32p

The Miami Dolphins have expressed interest in free-agent RB LaMichael James (49ers) and it is believed that he has some interest in the team. James is expected to take [ More ]

RSS Feeds

NFL News:
 
Player Notes:
 
Forum Posts:
 

© 2014 RealTime Fantasy Sports, Inc.
Email Us  ·  Call Us 636.447.1170  ·  Lost Password
Advertising represented by USA Today Sports Media Group