Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen
confirmed Wednesday that rookie Matt McGloin will draw a second consecutive
start at quarterback when his team hosts the Tennessee Titans this Sunday.
McGloin stepped in for an injured Terrelle Pryor last week and peformed well
in his starting debut, throwing for three touchdowns without an interception
to help Oakland to a 28-23 road victory over Houston. The undrafted free agent
completed 18-of-32 attempts for 197 yards.
Pryor was inactive against the Texans due to a sprained right knee he
initially sustained in a loss to Philadelphia in Week 9. The former Ohio State
star did play the following week but was mostly ineffective, completing just
11-of-26 passes for 122 yards and an interception in Oakland's 24-20 setback
to the New York Giants.
Though Pryor leads all NFL quarterbacks with 504 rushing yards this season,
he's often struggled as a passer. The 24-year-old has thrown for only five
touchdowns while being intercepted 10 times over his eight starts and
completed less than 55 percent of his attempts in each of his last four games.
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