The Raiders got their first win of the year last Sunday in Oakland against the Steelers. The game was back and forth with Oakland scraping and clawing behind all game until it mattered the most at the end. The Steelers started the game with a 14-7 lead after the first, but the Raiders were able to get into the game and make it a 17-14 game at the half in favor of the Steelers. Pittsburgh tacked on 14 more in the 3rd quarter however, and was up by 10 points going into the 14th quarter when Oakland began to make their comeback.
Oakland was able to score 13 points in the fourth quarter while holding the Steelers offense scoreless in that period. Their Offense saw Darrius Heyward-Bay go down with what ended up to be a sprained neck and concussion after a hard hit in the end zone that left him to be carted off the field. The team seemed to get stronger from this and began to move the ball well and tying the game with a few minutes left.
The Steelers would get their chance to go down the field and win the game with a field goal, but Oakland held and was able to get the ball back. When they did, they took full advantage and marched down the field getting Sebastian Janikowski into field goal range. He was able to get the ball placed on the grass, rather then dirt from the field’s baseball use, and hit the kick for the win.