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Final: Titans 23, Raiders 19

Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Kendall Wright with 10 seconds to play to give the Tennessee Titans a 23-19 win over the Raiders Sunday at O.co Coliseum.

The score capped an 80-yard touchdown drive in 14 plays after the Raiders had gone up 19-16 on Matt McGloin’s 27-yard touchdown pass to Marcel Reece.

The Titans improved to 5-6 and remained in what looks to be a race for the sixth and final wild card spot, as with the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins also losing Sunday to fall to 5-6.

The Raiders, who seemed on the verge of winning consecutive games for the first time since Oct. 21 and 28 of last season, fall to 4-7 and have little time to think about it as they visit Dallas on Thanksgiving Day.

Place kicker Sebastian Janikowski had field goals of 52, 48, 24 and 42 yards, but had misses from 32 and 48 yards which could have meant the difference in the game.

The Titans scored early in the third quarter on a 54-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick to Justin Hunter. Hunter not only broke free in the area of cornerback Phillip Adams and safety Brandian Ross, but juked both men to turn a medium-depth completion into a big-play touchdown.

Tennessee also got field goals of 33, 22 and 23 yards from Rod Bironas.

Tennessee quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 30 of 42 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns.

Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin, kept out of the end zone in the third quarter, was 18 of 30 for 254 yards with the touchdown pass to Reece and one interception. .He had four passes batted down at the line of scrimmage.

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  • 0ak R8rs

    Yep. Cause Al had twenty years and money to burn and showed nothing for it. We r kinda used to it. 18 months is NOTHING.

  • Back-N-Black

    F’N horseface Elway turned Denver around in 2 years. Oakland has had 10 years and still looks like $hit.

  • AutumnThunderstorm

    Raiders defense was excellent in the first half, gave up only 6 points, that with McGloin’s interception that put Tennessee in the red zone, held them to a fg.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Haven’t seen that in 20 years. We’ve had three rookies if the week in the last two years. That’s probably more than we had in 5 years total befor that. Nice agenda.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Inheriting Von Miller and having Peyton Manning fall into your lap can help a lot.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Palmer is leading a 7-4 team to a wildcard under a first year head coach & they behind(hopefully) the best team in the NFL. Mitchell is on the best D in the NFL. How’s Flynn working? what’s Grimmace’s record again? Oh that’s right, you grateful losers love losing(as long as Al isn’t owner) Only Al haters, who ripped the 3 time Champion, would defend a 8-19 record. .500 with Hue, .283 record with Denise, yep..and cue the “but we’re better than the record shows argument”

  • spiff

    I believe Elway has a losing record against the raiders. it wasn’t until terrell davis before Elway did anything.

  • GotNext

    What does losing cost?

  • Back-N-Black

    I’m not talking about as a player. I’m talking about him in the front office job.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Who said it feels good? It’s reality. It’s why they at the games. That team that should win doesn’t always win. We haven’t given up a run over 20 yards ALL YEAR! We set records w rushing yards against us last year. And the pass defense hasn’t been bad either. Not great, but not bad. Except for the Eagle game. That was bad.

  • EMRaiders

    Not horseface, Manning did. without him, the donkeys are nothing. I talked to a guy that used to work in Denver and knew some high officials inside the Broncos, he said that the only reason Manning picked Denver was because at the time, it was the weakest division to play for, and he liked the D. Plus horseface made him a deal he couldn’t refuse, pretty much gave him full control of the offense. Horseface is only there to bring the fans, and be a “face” for the org. Not that bright I hear…

    But that’s coming from someone that used to live in Denver and was friends with people that worked with the broncos. The guy moved to here to Cali last year.

  • spiff

    Denver had money also………..

  • DJ Johnny

    Ha. Let me guess:
    -”We just have to get better”.
    -”I still like this football team”
    -”They made more plays than we did at the end and that was the difference”.
    -”Listen. At the end of the day we just didn’t get the job done. It’s a short week and we have to get ready for Dallas. ”
    -”That’s a good team we played out there today. We have to look at ways to get better and that’s what we’ll do”.
    Close?

  • Back-N-Black

    however they did it, it got done.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Pffft. Palmer has had two wins gifted to him by his defense. No worries, he’s been a loser for a decade. That trend will continue. 3 time champion? Wow. Ok, thanks for 25+ years ago, Al. Does they make you feel better? The fact that you can eliminate from your memory the embarrassment that was the Raiders for the last 20 years of his management, and that we were the absolute laughing stock of the league for the last 10 is truly remarkable. I actually wish I was blessed w your ability to omit facts and mistakes and just pretend everything was wonderful. Too bad you lost that ability over the last 18 months.

    AGENDA……..

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    I’m convinced, sit Mcgloin , let TP show everyone again how much he’s improved. No sense in risking this on another lost season.

  • DJ Johnny

    I’ll take giving up 600 yards if you can just sack up and make a stop at the end to win the game.
    We found a way to lose…again vs a sub .500 team. At home.
    Defense is worthless if they can’t make a play when it counts.

  • spiff

    seem like we lost burnett late . didn’t understand why miles burris was in the game. anyway the defense killed us not being able to get to Fitzpatrick. on third down.

  • 0ak R8rs

    That’s anger talking. Reread that statement after our next defensive stop. Like we had 7 days ago.

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    No manning, no horse face

  • 0ak R8rs

    He came up limping halfway through the 4th. Losing him and Jenkins, combined w general bad defensive play today, didn’t help.

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    True!

  • JB

    We need to move Reece to TE. That’s where he needs to be & where he can do the most damage. Running him into the line is a wasted effort – that’s Jennings job. We had a RB in the past that was converted to TE. He became the best all-time Raider TE – Todd Christensen.

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    Shut the trapp

  • DJ Johnny

    I didn’t say anything to regret. It is what is. They choked today when it mattered most. Nothing will change that even if they don’t choke next week.
    This was Ryan friggin Fitzpatrick for god’s sake. Holding them to a fg would’ve sucked, but more palatable than allowing a long td drive? To a 4-6 team? At home? After your rookie QB made a heroic td pass to give u the lead?

  • spiff

    how are you convinced to bench no.14. he scored a touchdown late in he game when needed. he produced 21 points last week with his arm. streater was the only receiver with decent production ( that’s not saying much). we had the titans on 3rd. and + 5 yard but we couldn’t get them off the field. titans made plays marched down the field and won the game. I like pryor a lot but mcgloin is balling. he’s making the receivers look better. he’s making rivera into a productive recever, so i’m curious how you are convinced……?

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    Grudens first 2 years look pretty close to this, close games , not many blow outs , and above all these players are playin to win

  • DJ Johnny

    I like it. No nonsense no excuses.
    I think as Raiders fans we have been extremely tolerant and understanding but bs feel good “we’re getting better despite the record” garbage is really getting old.
    The “mad genius’s” defense just let Ryan friggin Fitzpatrick shove it in your keyster when it mattered most.
    A 4-6 Titan club. At HOME…with thoughts of playoffs still dancing in the minds of the fans and players you can’t find an answer for Ryan friggin Fitzpatrick? Not Peyton Mannning. Not Tom Brady… RYAN FRIGGIN FITZPATRICK!

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    You misunderstand me, why risk him to injury? Plus we can give the TP lovers some love

  • spiff

    bolster the offensive line , and we can do that. even though if we bolstered the o-line I think rivera could be a player too.

  • spiff

    I still wanna see more from 14. i’m hoping we don’t have to draft a qb in the 1st. rd. in the draft. sorry for the mis- understanding.

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    We are officially out now right? Spoiler only

  • DJ Johnny

    8-19.
    Your “defensive minded coach” and his “mad genius” put their minds together and just couldn’t come up with a solution to the future hall of famer Ryan friggin Fitzpatrick. Allowed the “assassin” to complete a long TD drive with everything for the season on the line… at home.
    Yeah. Let’s erect a statue of Reggie and DA right now while their excellence is still fresh in our minds.
    Way to get it done.
    You can’t stop Ryan Fitzpatrick…you can only hope to contain him.
    “Today we just didn’t get it done. Listen. That’s a great Titan team over there. We can’t expect to get the best of a 4-6 team at home with everything on the line. But I like that football team in that locker room”.

  • JB

    Looking forward to seeing “Hulk” Veldheer return this Thursday. Then move Barnes to OLG. Wiz, Brisel & Pashos complete the line. McCants can play the Elephant TE position.

    We’re probably stuck with Holmes & Streater at wideouts. I’d really like to see them switch Reece to TE. That’s where he needs to play! He’d do more damage there than anywhere else. Let Olawale do the FB duties. He’s actually looked pretty good there.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Even if we win out, 9-7 is outside at best.

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    Sucks!

  • spiff

    silence is foo……………

  • spiff

    we’re that close, yet so far.

  • Teresa

    Seems this is the time last year mark stepped in to the fray. We need someone to get the team to all play well on the same day. I am not big on changing coaches all the time, but maybe it is time for a new head coach.

  • http://AdvoCare.com/ Till death do us part

    No prob, like I said, he has the ( IT ) we’ve been waiting for since fat boy sat on gannon

  • Teresa

    Step 1: new motto: close yet so far.
    Step 2: ?
    Step 3:?

  • Teresa

    It seems this staff only makes use of part of the football staff and they almost always pick the wrong ones.

  • DJ Johnny

    I don’t know if it’s time for that or not.
    Despite being accused of being a “knee jerk” fan the record will show I wanted to keep Cable, and when Hue was here I wanted to keep him too. I also wanted to keep our starting qb for another year.
    Actually, I am probably less “knee jerk” than most.
    I don’t believe that we should keep a coach simply for continuity though.
    We have to get it right.
    8-19? How does anyone get excited about that?

  • DJ Johnny

    I guess simply “almost winning” vs a 4-6 Titan team is considered to be “progress”?
    You guys must have other teams as your primary teams you root for.
    I can’t see how ANY fan…especially a rabid one, would be ok with 8-19 and just coming off a game where Ryan Fitzpatrick stuck it in your keyster and you got to see him laugh about it on the sidelines.
    Not Peyton Manning, not Brady, not Brees…heck not even Phillip Rivers. A one time starter now current backup named Ryan Fitzpatrick.

  • DJ Johnny

    I’m just glad we have a defensive minded coach. Otherwise we might have a defense that can’t find an answer for marginal journeymen veterans like Ryan Fitzpatrick at the most important time of the game.
    Thank goodness we have that kind of quality coaching we can count on when it matters most. One that won’t make excuses like previous ones.
    We’re in good hands folks. No more meltdown’s or winning drives from marginal QB’s. No more letting sub .500 teams look like world beaters in front of our home crowd.
    Finally, a defensive minded coach who can close it out at the end.
    No more of having a rookie qb be the hero with a late td pass only to have a sub par defense choke it away with 10 seconds left.
    It’s awesome we’re in such great hands and can rest easy now knowing when we have a lead late against a lesser team at home with everything to play for that your HC won’t find a way to lose.
    Whew. We’re in great hands. I’m relieved.

  • DJ Johnny

    I don’t trust our defensive minded HC or any of the staff at all to put their superior football minds together to formulate a plan to stop ANYBODY from shoving it down our throats when the game is on the line.
    Houston game they allowed them to shove it down our throats to as far as the 2 yd line but Ryan Fitzpatrick? Well we’re talking Ryan Fitzpatrick here so c’mon.
    We can only expect so much.

  • DJ Johnny

    Progress? Last place in the AFC West.
    Only TWO (2) teams have worse records than the Raiders in the AFC: Jax and Houston.
    You’d have to be delusional not to see how much improved we are. Pffft.

    Heck guys. We ALMOST beat the 4-6 Titans today.

    Get with it and face the reality of this ascending juggernaut.

  • David Kern

    Cool your jets man. Many folks were predicting that we could go defeated this season, so yeah, the fact we are competitive is surprising to a lot of us- and encouraging. Should we go back to the Davis school and fire coaches after a season and a half? Yeah, that was working out great.

  • David Kern

    Saw your comment about knee jerk and you dont have to be a chronic knee jerker to be one in this case. I agree with all your assessments on Hue and Cable, too. I wanted both of them to stay and still they should have. I think your wrong on this one though.

  • David Kern

    Philip Adams and Braidian Ross gave up that last TD? Enough said, but I’ll say anyway: We are a second string team playing first-stringers. It blows my mind that the people calling for DA’s head still don’t get that.