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First team shines but Raiders lose again

First team shines but Raiders lose again

For the second time in as many exhibition games, the Oakland Raiders first-units shined but untimely turnovers and kicking game woes sent Oakland to 0-2 in a 19-17 loss to the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium Saturday night.

The Oakland Raiders led 17-7 at halftime but Kerry Collins and Marques Tuiasosopo each threw red zone interceptions to prevent Oakland from widening its lead. In addition, Sebastian Janikowski missed field goal attempts of 54 and 49 yards. Houston's Chris Snyder made good from 31 yards out while Kris Brown hit field goals from 21, 54 and 46 yards. The second of which came when the ball... Recommended Stories

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