Cable: Raiders' Campbell still starter after benching vs. Steelers

There's no quarterback controversy in Oakland -- for now.

Oakland quarterback Jason Campbell, who was benched in favor of Bruce Gradkowski in the Raiders' 35-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, will remain the starter, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Raiders coach Tom Cable told reporters that he had seen "enough" late in the third quarter, with his team losing 21-3, and decided to make the switch.

"They turned up the blitz a little bit more on him, and it started to get out of hand," Cable said. "(Campbell will) be the starter next week, there is no issue there. We just felt like a change was needed."

"We played against a really tough defense today that got after us," said Campbell, who was 7 of 19 for 70 yards and an interception. "Once we got behind the 8-ball and they got all the momentum, they just kept bringing it and bringing it."

Campbell never had a chance against a Steelers defense that forced three turnovers, two that became touchdowns, had six sacks and limited running back Darren McFadden to 14 yards on 10 carries, 94 below his average.

Gradkowski, who threw three touchdown passes during the final nine minutes of Oakland's stunning win in Pittsburgh last season, couldn't get anything going. He was 13-of-24 passing for 98 yards and an interception.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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