Raiders may have QB controversy

Updated: August 25, 2013, 9:23 AM ET
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The Oakland Raiders appear to have a quarterback controversy.

Coach Dennis Allen indicated after Friday night's preseason game that he needs to look at the club's quarterback situation.

Matt Flynn, expected to open the season as the starter, struggled in the 34-26 loss to the Chicago Bears, throwing two interceptions on six attempts before being pulled in the second quarter in favor of Terrelle Pryor.

"I think obviously we have to look at it. I think when you look at it I don't think Matt [Flynn] played well in this game," Allen said. "Obviously, I thought Terrelle [Pryor] came in and gave us a spark. I thought he played well in the game. I think that's something that we have to go and look at it."

Allen said Saturday that Pryor would take more practice snaps with the first-team offense this coming week and that he would decide on a starter before the Raiders' opener on Sept. 8 against the Indianapolis Colts.

Pryor electrified the crowd by leading a late field-goal drive in the first half and then running and throwing for scores in the third quarter. Pryor finished 7 for 9 for 93 yards passing to go along with 37 yards rushing and led Oakland to 20 points on five drives.

"What I want to look at is who gives us the best chance to move the ball down the field and score points," Allen said. "Obviously I'm not going to look at one night and base any type of decision on one night. I'll go back and I'll look at it and we'll see where we go from here."

Flynn was expected to start for the Seattle Seahawks last season but his lost his job to rookie Russell Wilson during training camp. The Raiders acquired Flynn from the Seahawks for draft picks in April.

Pryor, entering his third season with the Raiders, made his only career start in last year's finale against the San Diego Chargers.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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