An old school rivalry is producing a surprisingly old school beatdown.
After Terrelle Pryor took the first snap of the game for the longest touchdown run by an NFL quarterback (93 yards), the Raiders continued to pile onto their margin, leading the Steelers 21-3 at halftime.
With Darren McFadden running for two more touchdowns and the Raiders rushing for 183 yards in the first half, the Steelers have managed just 106 total yards.
It’s been a weird half for the Steelers, who burned their first replay challenge on a relatively meaningless Heath Miller catch, then lost their second one on a bizarre punt that could have been a huge momentum swing.
Raiders return man Jacoby Ford slipped while trying to field the punt, and the ball hit him on the foot. But the ruling on the field was that a Steelers player touched it first, and Mike Tomlin challenged that, and lost.
Coupled with an offense that still looks disjointed (just 8 rushing yards), and kicker Shaun Suisham’s first missed field goal of the season, it’s a nightmare half for the 2-4 Steelers.