OAKLAND -- The much-anticipated 2012 debut of quarterback Terrelle Pryor drew cheers from a paid crowd of 51,446 at O.co Coliseum on Sunday as he trotted on to the field.
In less than two minutes, it was over.
It amounted to a three-and-out, not including a false start, and starter Carson Palmer returned and finished the game, a 15-0 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
If the Raiders had plans to put Pryor in position to either run or pass, it never happened because they punted so quickly. After the false start, Pryor lined up behind center, handed off twice to Darren McFadden and threw incomplete intended for Darrius Heyward-Bey on third-and-7.
"We had it set at just one series," Pryor said. "It's just a steppingstone. I enjoyed the four plays, or whatever it was, but I was excited to get in there at least."
Coach Dennis Allen will let game situations dictate how much time Pryor gets going forward.
"How much he plays, I don't know the answer to that exactly, but we'll see on a game-by-game basis," Allen said.
Pryor said he's fine with that plan.
"I'm a team player, and whatever they need from me I'm going to do so we can win," Pryor said. "I love learning from (Palmer), and I wouldn't trade it for anything else. When the time's right, I'll be ready."
Pryor was on the field for exactly one snap last season -- a play in which he was called for a false start -- against Kansas City.
Janikowski's miss from 51 yards was his third miss of the season, with the others coming from 61 and 64 yards.
"I'm at the line of scrimmage and that thing is in between the defensive end and the outside linebacker. I mean, that's kind of deadly," Brisiel said. "I didn't kick it. I was trying to shoo it along, and then I get booed for it. Something was wrong with that thing; it was a little off, I think."
The pigeon, which didn't attempt to fly away, was scooped into a bucket by a member of the field crew at halftime and taken to parts unknown.
"I just felt like we wanted to go with some other guys and we'd have him inactive this week," Allen said.