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Raiders coach Allen says offensive woes are about more than QB Terrelle Pryor's injured knee

  • New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas (24) escapes Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) after intercepting from Pryor during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas (24) escapes Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) after intercepting from Pryor during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)  (The Associated Press)

  • Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) is hit by New York Giants outside linebacker Keith Rivers (55) during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) is hit by New York Giants outside linebacker Keith Rivers (55) during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka (94) forces a fumble on Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    New York Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka (94) forces a fumble on Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)  (The Associated Press)

Oakland coach Dennis Allen says he doesn't believe quarterback Terrelle Pryor's sprained right knee was the reason the Raiders offense struggled so much in their loss to the New York Giants.

Pryor revealed after the 24-20 loss on Sunday that he played despite a sprained medial collateral ligament that he first injured last week and that got worse during the week.

Allen said Pryor never told him the knee was an issue but added it was clear from watching that his quarterback lacked explosiveness and wasn't 100 percent. Allen also said he never thought of replacing Pryor with backup Matt McGloin because he didn't believe the injury was the main factor in Oakland's offensive ineptitude.