Oakland Raiders vs. Tennessee Titans: Oakland Grades, Notes and Quotes

The Oakland Raiders nearly blew their playoff hopes away, but they recovered in a resilient victory over the Tennessee Titans in a sloppy game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday.

Raider Nation shouldn’t pound their chests in triumph, but let out a sigh of relief in a game that could’ve sent the team home with a 4-7 record.

The first half ended with very little fireworks, but the drama increased with the rainfall in the second half.

Oakland hung on to a slight lead over a hard-nosed defense and dominated time of possession throughout the contest. However, penalties and a wet football helped a late fourth-quarter surge for the Titans.

After Tennessee took the lead with approximately four minutes and 13 seconds left in the game, quarterback Derek Carr faced a 90-yard drive for a score. He marched the offense down the field, and Titans’ cornerback B.W. Webb committed a defensive holding penalty on fourth down to extend the drive.

Carr then capitalized with a touchdown pass to wide receiver Seth Roberts on a crisp route toward the end zone. Safety Nate Allen sealed the victory with an interception on the Titans’ final drive.

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