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Terrelle Pryor runs into record books on first play vs Steelers

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On the first play from scrimmage in the Raiders' week 8 game against the Steelers, Terrelle Pryor has a record-setting run.

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The Raiders needed a big start to beat the Steelers. They got that and more. The Steelers won the toss and deferred to the Raiders. They chose to receive. Chimdi Chekwa was called for holding on the opening kickoff return which put the Raider first drive to start at the 7 yard line. But before you could say "pinned deep" the Raiders break out of it in a big way.

On the first play from scrimmage, the Raiders call a read option. Terrelle Pryor keeps it and runs through a huge hole at right  guard and sprints 93 yards for the touchdown. He got a huge block downfield from Rod Streater on Steelers All Pro safety, Troy Polamalu, and Pryor did the rest. He outran the entire Steelers defense and had a good 7 or 8 yards between him and the nearest Steeler in tow.

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It is the longest run from scrimmage in Raiders history. The previous long was 92 yards set by Bo Jackson in 1989. But this run wasn't just a Raiders record, it was an NFL record.

That run was also the longest run by a quarterback in NFL history. The previous record was 80 yards set by Kordell Stewart in 1996. So Pryor torched the record by 13 yards which means that record it not likely to be touched for a while.