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Things got off to a rocky start for Terrelle Pryor but once he got it going, he really got it going. The result was a long drive for the first touchdown pass of his career.
The drive began at the Raiders' 20-yard line. On first down, he put the ball in the air with a wounded duck of a throw intended for Darrius Heyward-Bey. It fell incomplete but the Chargers were called for illegal contact on DHB for five yards and an automatic first down.
Two handoffs later and the Raiders were in third down. He hadn't converted a third down all game to this point after two three and outs. That changed on this play when he threw to Rod Streater for 11 yards and the first down. It was the first first down pass of his career.
He would waste no time getting the second first down pass of his career. On the next play he rolled left and with his threat to run, the defense came up and it left Brandon Myers open over the middle. He lobbed the ball to him for a 17 yard catch.
Two plays later, he would throw a short pass to Darrius Heyward-Bey for his third first down. Three plays after that, the Raiders were in third and 2 at the San Diego 19 yard line and he scrambled for six yards and a first down.
Two plays after that, Pryor put the ball up for Rod Streater in the end zone and the Chargers were called for pass interference. It would have given the Raiders the ball in first and goal at the one yard line but Mike Goodson and Brandon Spikes got into a scuffle which caused offsetting penalties and the Raiders had to replay the down after marching back 5 yards. Goodson and Spikes were also ejected from the game.
The next play, Pryor scrambled for six yards to put the Raiders in third and six from the nine yard line. On that play he threw to Darrius Heyward-Bey's back shoulder in the corner of the endzone for the touchdown.
The drive went 80 yards in 12 plays with four first downs and a touchdown to cap it off. It was the Raiders first touchdown in three weeks. Their last touchdown came against the Broncos in week 14.
At halftime, Pryor is 6 for 11 for 42 yards and a touchdown with a passer rating of 93.8. He has also rushed five times for 24 yards.