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Rookie McGloin tosses 3 TDs in 1st NFL start to lead Raiders over Texans 28-23

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    Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak watches warm-ups before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Houston. Kubiak is returning after collapsing on the field Nov. 3 at halftime of a game against the Indianapolis Colts.(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) (The Associated Press)

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    Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak coaches from a box during the first half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Houston. Kubiak is returning after collapsing on the field Nov. 3 at halftime of a game against the Indianapolis Colts. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) (The Associated Press)

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    Oakland Raiders' Matthew McGloin throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) (The Associated Press)

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    Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum throws as he is hit by Oakland Raiders' Stacy McGee during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider) (The Associated Press)

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    Houston Texans' Keshawn Martin gets past Oakland Raiders' Usama Young (26) and Kaelin Burnett (95) for an 87-yard touchdown on a punt return during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider) (The Associated Press)

Rookie Matt McGloin threw three touchdown passes in his first NFL start and the Oakland Raiders extended the Houston Texans' franchise-record skid to eight games with a 28-23 victory on Sunday in coach Gary Kubiak's return from a mini-stroke.

McGloin, an undrafted free agent, was 18 of 32 for 197 yards in place of an injured Terrelle Pryor.

Kubiak wasn't on the sidelines, instead coaching upstairs from the booth on doctor's orders two weeks after collapsing at halftime of Houston's game against Indianapolis.

Houston (2-8) had a chance to take the lead late. But Matt Schaub's pass to Andre Johnson on fourth down from the 8 was broken up in the end zone to give Oakland (4-6) the win.

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