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NFL: Oakland 34, Pittsburgh 31

Sept. 23, 2012 at 9:02 PM   |   Comments

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Sebastian Janikowski's 43-yard field goal on the final play of the game Sunday gave the Oakland Raiders a 34-31 victory over Pittsburgh.

Janikowski's decisive boot as time expired came after nine-play, 49-yard drive and handed the Raiders (1-2) their first win under new Coach Dennis Allen.

The Oakland kicker also forged a 31-31 tie with a 32-yard effort with 6:30 left in the fourth quarter.

Carson Palmer gained 209 yards on 23-for-33 passing, connecting on three TD passes with an interception.

Darren McFadden amassed 113 rushing yards with a score on 18 carries for the Raiders.

Pittsburgh (1-2) got 384 yards from Ben Roethlisberger, who went 36-of-49 passing with four touchdowns.

The Steelers' Mike Wallace hauled down eight passes for 123 yards and a touchdown.

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