Oct 27, 2013 at 8.05pm UK at ‚ÄčO.co Coliseum
Pittsburgh Steelers
18-21
Oakland Raiders
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Q1
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Pryor (14:41), McFadden (10:04)
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McFadden (1:55)
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Q3
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Sanders (12:17), Bell (1:27)
15
Q4
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Dennis Allen hails defensive coordinator Jason Tarver

Dennis Allen hails Jason Tarver
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Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen defends Jason Tarver after he was caught make a rude hand gesture on the sidelines of Sunday's match.

Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen has heaped praise upon the job that defensive coordinator Jason Tarver has done with the team.

Tarver made the headlines for the wrong reasons during his side's 21-18 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, having been caught showing the middle finger to match officials after a contentious decision.

The 39-year-old has apologised for his actions, and Allen hints that he thought the issue could simply be put down to an emotional reaction in the heat of the moment.

"I don't know if it's one of those things you just say, 'Let's forget about it'. Listen, he's made his statement about what's happened. I think the only thing I'll say is I think he's done an outstanding job with this defence," Allen told reporters.

"I think he's a fiery and emotional guy and I think our players have really taken to that, and I think they've embraced that type of attitude and he has the defence playing at a high level right now."

Raiders owner Mark Davis has confirmed that he will deal with the issue internally.

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis motions from the field before the start of the Raiders game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 11, 2012
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