3yDarren McFadden ended up finishing the Raiders' 34-31 victory with 113 rushing yards on 18 carries. Still, you take away one big run and he has but 49 yards on 17 attempts for a 2.9 yard average.
3yCarson Palmer came into Sunday's game 4-8 against the Steelers. But Oakland's signal caller was calm, cool and collected on the game-winning drive as he helped Dennis Allen and the Raiders pick up win No. 1.
3yThe Raiders' win over the Steelers Sunday was not the beginning of the end, or even the end of the beginning. But its a light bulb that may lead eventually to the end of a very long, damp, dark and cold tunnel.
3yThe Raiders erased a three-point halftime deficit to tie the Steelers late in Oakland, then picked up their first win of the season thanks to a game-ending 43-yard field goal from Sebastian Janikowski.
3yRaiders receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was injured on a vicious helmet-to-chin hit early in the fourth quarter Sunday and was carted off the field on a stretcher.
3yThe Raiders played penalty-free football for a half and traded turnovers with Pittsburgh. The result at halftime, a 17-14 lead for the Steelers after a 33-yard field goal by Shaun Suisham at the gun.
3yMarcus Allen declined to speak to reporters prior to lighting the commemorative Al Davis torch but the man who reached out to the Super Bowl XVIII MVP talked briefly to CSNBayArea.com, the San Francisco Chronicle and Associated Press.
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