OAKLAND, Calif. — One breathtaking sprint by Terrelle Pryor shook off any post-bye blues for the Oakland Raiders.
Pryor ran 93 yards on the first play from scrimmage for the longest touchdown run ever by an NFL quarterback and Oakland won following a bye week for the first time since 2002, beating the Pittsburgh Steelers, 21-18, on Sunday.
Darren McFadden added two touchdown runs and the defense did the rest for the Raiders (3-4), who had been outscored by more than 13 points a game in losing their last 10 games out of the bye.
Ben Roethlisberger struggled against heavy pressure from Oakland’s front, and Shaun Suisham missed two short field goals as Pittsburgh (2-5) squandered any momentum gained during back-to-back wins following an 0-4 start. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.