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For most NFL teams, the goal for the fourth preseason game is to exit the contest injury-free.
Ever the contrarian franchise, the Oakland Raiders hoped to find a starting quarterback in theirs.
Unfortunately for the team, quarterback Terrelle Pryor failed to make a convincing argument to claim the starting job, completing only three of eight passes for 31 yards and tossing a grotesque interception in the team's 22-6 loss at Seattle.
While Pryor did make plays with his legs, rushing three times for 48 yards, he didn't do enough to outright win the job, and as a result, it's unclear as to which direction the Raiders will go with their starting signal-caller. Quarterback Matt Flynn was held out of the game with a fatigued throwing arm, and chances are, if Pryor had dazzled, the job would have been his.
Still, the recent quotes from offensive coordinator Greg Olson, where he called Pryor a "playmaker," would seem to indicate the team is leaning in his direction. The Raiders offensive line is atrocious, and Pryor is far more mobile than Flynn—a major plus when you're running for your life multiple times per game.
Regardless of who starts at quarterback in Oakland, one thing is certain: The team is going to be bad. Very bad.