The Las Vegas Raiders (6-9) threw away their best defensive performance on an anemic offense in a 13-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver George Pickens with 46 seconds remaining to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 13-10 victory over the Raiders on a cold and snowy night at Acrisar Stadium in Pittsburgh.

The Raiders (6-9) have lost eight games by a touchdown or less this season, but somehow their slim playoff hopes remain mathematically alive, but that doesn't seem likely.

Last season was 10-7 record and 7-2 in games decided by one score or less en route to the wild card playoffs.

The Steelers (7-8) continued their chase for a wild card playoff spot one night when they honored the great Franco Harris by retiring his No. 32 at halftime, three days after he died suddenly at age 72.

Friday was the 50th anniversary of "The Immaculate Reception," the famous play in which Harris caught a 60-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Terry Bradshaw in the final minute to beat the Raiders 13-7 in an American Football Conference divisional playoff game. In 1972.

It was a special night for the Steelers and it was great for Franco to win this game," said Pickett, who played college ball at Pitt, after leading a 10-play 76-yard touchdown drive for the winning touchdown after getting the ball 2. :55 left in the game. .

It was a great team win and it came down to the end, when we were able to get the ball in the end zone to finally win the game.

We still had chances because our defense kept us in the game and we know how good they are because we face them every day in practice.

The Raiders' last desperate chance ended when quarterback Derek Carr threw his third interception of the game to safety Cameron Sutton on a long pass to wide receiver Hunter Renfrow at Pittsburgh's 34-yard line with 29 seconds left on the clock. Steel ran out easily.

Carr drove 72 yards for a 14-yard touchdown pass to Renfro on 14 plays, but the only other points for the Silver and Black came when Daniel Carlson kicked a 40-yard field goal with five seconds left. 10-3 lead in the first half.