The Oakland starting quarterback position is still wide open after last night’s loss to the Chicago Bears at home, according to Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune.
Matt Flynn was 3 for 6 for 19 yards, with 2 interceptions. His longest completion was erased by an illegal motion penalty, he was sacked, and also had an aborted snap. In the five drives he played, Oakland had one first down, and the Bears were ahead 24-0 when Pryor came in halfway through the second quarter.
Pryor came in and got the Raiders into long field goal range with a 26 yard completion to end the first half. Playing in the second half against the Bears’ second team, he lit it up. Pryor finished 7 for 9 for 93 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for 37 yards, and the Raiders came back to make the score 27-20 while Pryor was in.
Dennis Allen said after the game, about the possibility of Pryor starting week 1: “I think we’ll have to take a look at it. I don’t think Matt played well. Terrelle came in and gave us a spark. I’m not going to make any decisions tonight.”
It was Flynn’s job to lose. My guess? He lost it, he’s a backup. Pryor at least gives an X-element and can make plays for a team likely to be trailing a fair amount this year.
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