Oakland Raiders are deadlier with Terrelle Pryor

9/16/13 in NFL   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

Sep 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) runs into the end zone before being called back to the 11 yard line against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY SportsThe Oakland Raiders had an interesting game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

They got the win, and are surprising people with their stats, which are largely due to quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Bleacher Report's Chris Hansen tweeted out these numbers:


The #Raiders have punted a league-low 6 times.

— Christopher Hansen (@ChrisHansenNFL) September 16, 2013

#Raiders lead the league in yards per rush and rushing yards per game after Sunday's games.

— Christopher Hansen (@ChrisHansenNFL) September 16, 2013

What this means is that the Raiders are scoring on more drives, or at least attempting, than they are punting. This is due to the offense’s ability to effectively move the ball down the field.

The rushing numbers are also in part thanks to Pryor, since he’s the teams’ second leading rusher behind McFadden.

What’s good is that Pryor knows how important he is as essentially an extra weapon. Teams have to prepare to guard him as well. The QB said the Jaguars “absolutely” had their attention on stopping him. He added:

"That's why D-Mac got 120-something yards. Our other running back busted a big run, and that's why I believe (McFadden) had a great day.

Guys were over-shifting big-time on me. But hey, we got a win."

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