The Oakland Raiders picked up their first victory of the season when Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 43-yard field goal on the game's final play to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 34-31, but receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was knocked unconscious and sustained a neck injury during the game.
Pittsburgh (1-2) led most of the game, but Oakland (1-2) mounted a second-half comeback, tying the score midway through the fourth quarter on a 32-yard field goal by Janikowski before driving into field-goal range in the final 1:43 to set up the game-winning kick.
Heyward-Bey was injured while trying to make a catch in the end zone during a drive that resulted in a touchdown that cut Oakland's deficit to 31-28 early in the fourth quarter. He was coming across the middle when Steelers safety Ryan Mundy made helmet-to-helmet contact in a violent collision.
The Raiders' young receiver fell to the turf and remained motionless for about 10 minutes as he was tended to by medical personnel and the training staff. When he was carted off the field, he raised his right hand to cheers from the crowd. Initial reports indicated he was knocked unconscious and had a neck injury.