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Oakland Raider's quarterback Matt McGloin his first career start, defeating the downward spiraling Houston Texans 28-23. McGloin, a free agent walk on started in the place of injured quarterback Terrell Pryor, went 18-32 for 197 yards and three touchdowns. He got the ball out of his hands quickly and read through his progressions well. A quarterback controversy could be on the horizon in Oakland if McGloin has another good game. Wide Receiver Rod Streater caught five receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown.
Running back Rashad Jennings ran 22 times for 150 yards. The Raiders defense only gave up 155 passing yards and created two turnovers.
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Brooks commented, "I was just mad because that was a big play in the game. We lost, and that's probably the reason why."
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw for 127 yards, two touchdowns and was sacked three times. They continue to struggle to create separation at the receiver position as teams continue to load the box with extra defenders to stop running back Frank Gore. They are desperately awaiting the return of wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who was Kaepernick's favorite target last season. It is now clear that if the Niners make the playoff, they will make it as a wild card team.
NBA News and Notes:
The Golden State Warriors are 8th in the league in points per game at 104.3 and 5th in the league in points allowed at 96.3. Point guard Stephen Curry sustained a concussion against the Utah Jazz. He is averaging 19.9 points, 8.7 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game this season.
Lakers' guard Kobe Bryant practiced with the team and is in the final stage of his recovery from a ruptured Achilles tendon. He will most likely play in Novemember.