With Terrelle Pryor out, the Raiders turned to Matt McGloin at quarterback on Sunday and McGloin has already done something that Pryor hasn’t done since October 13th.
McGloin threw a five-yard touchdown pass to Denarius Moore on his first throw of the day to stake the Raiders to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. Pryor’s last touchdown pass came in the Raiders’ 24-7 loss to the Chiefs more than a month ago.
The Raiders ran the ball the six other times they snapped the ball, with one called back for a penalty, so they clearly aren’t going to put the game in McGloin’s hands if they can avoid it. They were able to do that because Texans tight end Garrett Graham failed to keep the ball in his hands after catching a pass from Case Keenum.
Safety Charles Woodson knocked the ball loose, setting the Raiders up in great field position that McGloin was able to turn into seven points.