On the very first play of the game, Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor broke an NFL record by sprinting 93 yards for a touchdown, making it the longest touchdown run by any quarterback in history.
The NFL confirmed the fact after tweeting about it minutes after the play happened:
Terrelle Pryor’s 93-yard touchdown is the longest run by a QB in NFL history.
— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) October 27, 2013.
In Sunday’s game against the Pittsburg Steelers, Pryor’s run broke the NFL record previously held by former Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart.
According to CBS Sports, Stewart scored on an 80-yard run in a Week 16 loss to Carolina in 1996. Stewart finished the game with 102 yards on seven carries. His run also broke Bo Jackson’s franchise record by one yard. Jackson scored on a 92-yard run against the Cincinnati Bengals in 1989. Jackson finished that game with 159 yards on 13 carries.
Pryor ended up going 10-of-19 for 88 yards and threw two interceptions, but that 93-yard play in the first quarter turned out to be the difference in the game. The Raiders ended up winning 21-18 over the Pittsburgh Steelers.