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Turnovers a hurdle Raiders' offense can't overcome

  • Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin (14) warms up before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Oakland set a season-high for scoring and put up 461 yards of offense but coughed up the ball seven times alone in last week's 56-31 loss to Kansas City.

Five of the turnovers came from McGloin, the undrafted rookie quarterback who threw a season-high four interceptions and lost a bobbled shotgun snap while making just his fifth NFL start.

"I don't think words are really necessary," McGloin said. "I don't need someone to tell me, 'Hey, pick it up,' or anything like that. Everybody knows when they make mistakes. Everyone wants to be perfect. And that's something I do and everybody does is strive to be the best that you can be."

Since McGloin replaced Terrelle Pryor as Oakland's starter, the offensive production has increased significantly. The Raiders have scored 24 or more points in three consecutive games for just the second time in Allen's two seasons with the team and are averaging 25.8 point over the past five.

During that same time, Oakland has turned the ball over 12 times and lost four straight to fall to 4-10 — the same record the Raiders had at this point a year ago.


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