Raiders vs. Texans: Takeaways from Oakland’s Win over Houston

The Oakland Raiders got an unexpectedly strong performance from rookie quarterback Matt McGloin yet in typical fashion needed a late stand from the defense to pull out a 28-23 win over the Houston Texans.

Coach Dennis Allen’s team ended an eight-game losing streak on the road despite being without starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor and running back Darren McFadden.

It didn’t matter.

McGloin threw three touchdown passes in his first NFL start, and Rashad Jennings put together another stellar effort to balance the offense while helping Oakland end its two-game losing streak.

Here are the top takeaways from the Raiders’ win over the Texans.


*All information and quotes used in this and any report by Michael Wagaman were obtained firsthand unless otherwise noted.

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