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No secret this week: Terrelle Pryor will start for Raiders

  • Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor, right, throws over Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Erik Walden during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

ALAMEDA — Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen doesn't need to play any games about who his starting quarterback will be this week.

Terrelle Pryor answered those questions in the season opener with his game-breaking running ability and vastly improved passing that almost helped Oakland pull off a shocker before losing 21-17 at Indianapolis.

After refusing to announce his starter last week for "competitive" reasons, Allen is all in with the dual-threat quarterback heading into Sunday's home opener against Jacksonville. Pryor spent most of training camp working with the backups while Matt Flynn ran with the first team.

"Pryor is going to start for us," Allen said Monday.

For good reason.


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