Raiders overcome Titans
December 4, 2015
Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders beat Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans 24-21 on Sunday at Nissan Stadium. The Raiders have improved to a record of 5-6, and are now in third place for their division, AFC West. On the other hand, Tennessee has fallen to 2-9 and are now in fourth place in AFC South.
Next Sunday, the Titans will play their division rivals, the Jacksonville Jaguars, who stand at 4-7.
Oakland will also be playing a division rival next week, the Kansas City Chiefs, who are at 6-5.
Oakland quarterback Derek Carr threw for 330 yards, completing 24 out of 37 passes. Carr had three touchdown passes on the day.
Latavius Murray was Oakland’s leading rusher. He carried the ball 22 times for 59 yards with his longest carry of the day at eight yards.
Rookie Amari Cooper led the team in receiving against the Titans, catching seven passes for 115 yards. His longest reception of the game was a 41-yard catch.
Former Duck, Marcus Mariota, completed 17 out of 37 passes and wracked up a total of 218 yards. He had three touchdowns and two interceptions.
Antonio Andrews lead the Titans in rushing and carried the ball 11 times for a total of 32 yards. Andrews’ longest carry was an 11-yard run.
Former San Francisco tight end, Delanie Walker, led the team in receiving against Oakland. He caught six passes for a total of 91 yards with his longest reception a 36-yard catch.
Oakland had a slow start to the game and the defense gave up some big plays. However, once they settled down, they got back in their groove. When provided with the right protection, Carr can be outstanding. The offensive line did a good job of protecting him. Khalil Mack also lent a big helping hand, sacking Mariota twice.