4:15 PM ET, October 29, 2006
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- As putrid as the Oakland Raiders were to start the season, they're now at least as good -- or is it bad? -- as the Super Bowl champs.Chris Carr returned an interception by Ben Roethlisberger 100 yards for a touchdown, Nnamdi Asomugha also took back an interception for a score and the Raiders mounted a late goal-line stand to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-13 Sunday.
|Scouts Inc.'s take ...|
The Pittsburgh Steelers learned the hard way that you should not start a QB who is as beat up as Ben Roethlisberger (right). Big Ben did not look right all day. He looked like he was still suffering from the symptoms of his second concussion of the season. The game simply looked like it was moving too quickly for Big Ben on Sunday.
The Raiders' offense struggled once again, but the opportunistic defense continues to pave the way as they forced four Roethlisberger interceptions. Once again Pittsburgh was completely out of character as its offensive line and run game was dominated in the trenches. This is a Pittsburgh team that has lost its identity and the Raiders were able to expose that.
Oakland's leading rusher LaMont Jordan played sparingly with a sore back and Justin Fargas led the rushing attack with 55 yards on 18 carries. ... CB Fabian Washington, Oakland's first-round pick in 2005, got his first career interception. ... Clark Haggans and Joey Porter had two sacks apiece for Pittsburgh and Derrick Burgess had 2½ for Oakland. ... Oakland had 93 yards on Dec. 7, 1997, against Kansas City.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.1||2.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||0-4||0-1|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||2|
|TD||6:23||Nnamdi Asomugha, 24 yd interception return (Sebastian Janikowski kick is good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 4 yds, 1:31
|FG||10:50||Jeff Reed 29 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 12 plays, 47 yds, 6:14
|FG||5:22||Jeff Reed 39 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 6 plays, 22 yds, 3:13
|FG||0:07||Sebastian Janikowski 19 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 11 plays, 50 yds, 5:13
|FG||12:28||Sebastian Janikowski 41 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 6 plays, 41 yds, 2:37
|TD||9:49||Chris Carr, 100 yd interception return (Sebastian Janikowski kick is good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 70 yds, 3:47
|TD||7:24||Willie Parker, 25 yd pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed kick is good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 54 yds, 2:13