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Even a mid-game quarterback change couldn’t help Oakland’s cause. Starter Jason Campbell was just 7 for 19 for 70 yards and an interception, getting sacked four times.

Bruce Gradkowski, who had missed the previous four games with a separated right shoulder, replaced Campbell in the third quarter and completed 13 of 24 passes for 98 yards, one interception and was sacked twice. Cable is sticking with Campbell as his starter this week.

The biggest issue was Oakland’s inability to handle the Steelers on the line of scrimmage as evidenced by the six sacks and season-low 61 yards rushing on 16 carries. The Raiders entered the game second in the league in rushing, having gained at least 110 yards on the ground every week.

Darren McFadden, who entered the game averaging a league-leading 108.1 yards per game, was held to just 14 yards on 10 carries.

“It was just one of those things where we didn’t get going,” he said. “They came out swinging and it seemed like we kind of balled up when they were swinging and we didn’t respond to the punch they threw at us.”

Notes: Cable confirmed that DE Trevor Scott has a torn left ACL. He would not say if Oakland would sign a player immediately to replace him. … CB Nnamdi Asomugha (sprained right ankle) and WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring) are improved after missing the game.