At quarterback, Terrelle Pryor breathed life into this presumed corpse with 217 yards through the air and another 112 on the ground.
Oakland also did a nice job of masking its weaknesses. With the left side of the offensive line besieged by injuries, the Raiders pushed run plays to the opposite side of the field, stacking the right side of the formation with as many as five blockers at a time (as shown below). It proved effective against an Indy defense that spent most of the game in reaction mode.
It's worth noting that Allen was the defensive coordinator for a Denver Broncos team that rewrote its playbook to suit Tim Tebow in 2011, long before the read option was a regular sight around the NFL. Say what you will about Tebow, but Pryor has been equally catered to.