Jacoby Ford Help the Raiders Run to a 4-0 Start. The 3-0 and division leading Raiders host the 2-1 Steelers this week who are also 1st in the AFC North coming. The Raiders defense face a Steeler offense with a lot of talent in the receiving corp and led by Roethlisburger. This would surely be a test for the #1 ranked defense in terms of yards and points allowed. This will also be a tough test for 1st year start Pryor who comes in with a 6TD to 1 INT ratio and completing 80% of his passes. The Raiders wanted to establish the run and move down the field, but failed to do so as Pryor threw his second pick of the season on the opening drive. The #1 ranked defense were put to a test early in the game with the Steelers getting good field position and the defense did not disappoint. On third down, Roethlisberger wanted to find his man in the slot and was picked off by rookie Gausman for a pick six to give the Raiders an early 7-0 lead. The Steelers offense responded quickly by carving the Raider secondary and getting big chunks from the receiving corps finishing the drive with a screen pass to Goodson to tie the game. The Raiders on the next position was put in a 3rd and long situation and Pryor tried to force a pass to DHB which ended up being picked again giving the ball to the Steelers at the Raider 28 yard line. The steelers took advantage with a 1 yard td reception from the fullback to give the Steelers a 14-7 lead. It did not take the Raiders to get those points back as on the next possession, pryor hit Ford on a WR screen and takes it 70+ yards to tie the game up. The score now is 14-14 and close to the end of the 1st half. The Raiders were able to take the lead 17-14 right before the half, but the Steelers still had over a minute before the half to put together a drive and they did with a bomb to wallace to give the Steelers a 21-17 lead going into half time. The second half saw a number of odd players and both defenses playing very well. First, the Raiders were able to decrease the lead down to one point and had a great opportunity to take advantage of the Steelers mistake with a pick by Curry and then Curry fumbled the ball back to the Steelers. If curry would of held on, the Raiders would of been the redzone of the steelers. With luck on their side, the Steelers drove the ball down the field close to the goalline and Mendenhall has a pathway to the endzone when Shaungessy poked the ball loose. Wheeler picked up the ball and was pushed into the endzone resutling in a safety for the Steelers instead of a touchback for the Raiders. Instead of the Raiders taking over down 21-20, Raiders had to punt the ball down 23-20. Midway through the 4th quarter, the Raiders bounced back and drove down the field with rookie ballard plunging in for a TD to give the Raiders the lead 27-23. After both teams exchanged punts, more craziness happened as the Steelers with only a minute left to drive the length of the field were able to take the lead with a touchdown run by Mendenhall. The Steelers go up 30-27 with the game all but over and with just 28 seconds left in the game. The Raiders did have 3 timeouts left and hoped to get a miracle play on offense, but they did not need it. Jacoby Ford earlier took a screen pass for 70 yards struck again and taking the kickoff back for a TD to give the game back to the Raiders and a win 34-30. With 14 seconds left, the Raiders squibbed kicked as they didnt want the same thing happening to them and the steelers TE droped thd squib and the Raiders recovered and the game was over.