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Rookie quarterback Matt McGloin leads Raiders to 28-23 victory

  • Oakland Raiders' Matthew McGloin during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

HOUSTON — Oakland rookie Matt McGloin was so good in a victory over the Houston Texans that it raised questions about whether Terrelle Pryor will get his job back when he's healthy.

The undrafted free agent threw three touchdown passes in his first NFL start and the Raiders extended Houston's franchise-record skid to eight games with a 28-23 victory on Sunday in coach Gary Kubiak's return from a mini-stroke.

Oakland coach Dennis Allen evaded the question when asked if McGloin would remain the starter when Pryor has recovered from a knee injury.

"Listen, here's what I'm going to do — I'm going to enjoy this win, all right," Allen said. "We're going to go back and we'll evaluate. But he definitely did a very good job today."

McGloin was 18 of 32 for 197 yards. Houston's Case Keenum, also an undrafted free agent, was benched after Houston's offense stalled in the third quarter.


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