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Terrelle Pryor stinging the Indianapolis Colts … and a random guy on the sideline

Eric Edholm
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Terrelle Pryor showed some impressive stuff in his second NFL start on Sunday. After an early pick, he rebounded and gave the Oakland Raiders a lead in the second half before the Indianapolis Colts ultimately held on for a 21-17 victory. 

Not surprisingly, it was Pryor's rushing prowess that was the biggest thorn in the Colts' side. 

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Although Pryor didn't make a first down on this 5-yard rush in the third quarter,it did set up a field goal to cut the Colts' lead to 14-10.

But what was also notable about the play: Pryor absolutely smashed one of the sideline officials who looked to be about triple Pryor's age.

In the end, though, it was Pryor and the Raiders who felt the crunch as their impressive comeback attempt came up short in Indy. But Pryor impressed pretty much everyone who watched. Despite the two picks — one early that was a de facto punt and one in the waning seconds as he tried to make a play — he threw for 217 yards and two TDs and ran for 113 more yards.

The Raiders’ starting quarterback job appears to be his until further notice.

Ouch.

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