Raider Receivers Emerge in Wild Fourth Quarter to Upset Steelers

Posted: 6th December 2009 by David Xaviel is the Real Mr. X in NFL
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Wow. What a fourth quarter that was!á After a defensive struggle between the Steelers and Raiders for three quarters, both offenses exploded in the fourth quarter for a combined five touchdowns, with the Raiders upsetting the playoff hopeful Steelers 27-24. The winning touchdown went to Raiders receiver Louis Murphy to cap an 88-yard drive led by quarterback Bruce Gradkowski. In possibly the best quarterback performance since the days of Rich Gannon, Gradkowski would finish the day with 308 yards passing, three touchdown passes, three runs for 20 yards and much elusiveness to avoid pressure despite two sacks by LaMarr Woodley. After a blowout loss to the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, the Raiders responded with quite possibly their most exciting game since 2002 when the Raiders outdueled the Bu ...

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