Sunday, November 29, 2015

LIVE(ish) Play-By-Play from Week 12's Raiders vs. Titans Game

By: Jimbo X

10:37 a.m. -- LIVE coverage of today's Raiders/Titans game begins at 1 p.m. Eastern this afternoon. Be sure to hit the refresh button often, as updates will be posted during every commercial break. And hey! Why don't you do we here at The Internet Is In America a favor and retweet and Facebook this thing while you are at it?

12:42 p.m. -- Both teams are numerically within the playoff race (in the case of the 2-8 Titans, primarily because the AFC South is so shit), but the 4-6 Raiders need a win this afternoon in the worst possible way ... especially after losing some wildcard ground to K.C. over the last few weeks.

12:46 p.m. -- Lee Smith and Charles Woodson are both probable for the game, while Taiwan Jones and Rod Streater will be game time decisions. Tennessee WR Kendall Wright will most likely suit up for the Titans. 

1:02 p.m. -- It is 57 degrees and cloudy in Nashville. The Titans are set to receive first.

1:03 p.m. -- It is a touchback, so TEN will start from their own 20. OAK blitzes and Mariota has to chuck it for no gain.

1:04 p.m. -- Second and 10. The halfback gets two. Third and eight coming up. MM under pressure, so he throws a spiral to Memphis. Here comes the TEN punting unit.

1:05 p.m. -- And OAK will begin their first drive at their own 40. Cooper with a seven yard pick up on the first play. 

1:06 p.m. -- Under pressure, Carr throws a short pass to Cooper, who comes up short. And Carr is hurt.

1:08 p.m. -- In comes Matt McGloin. And he does nothing with the blitz on. Fourth and three, and Marquette King has gotta' punt.

1:09 p.m. -- And TEN will begin within their own 10. 

1:11 p.m. -- The Titans are winless in their last 10 home games, by the way. Second and seven. TEN is about two yards shy of moving the sticks. 

1:12 p.m. -- And MM cannot convert. The Titans have to punt it away again.

1:13 p.m. -- OAK takes over around their own 40 again. And it looks like Carr is coming back into the game.

1:15 p.m. -- Murray rumbles for about five. And Murray gets dropped behind the line. Third and 8. Flags everywhere. It is a false start call on TEN. 

1:18 p.m. -- Third and three. And Crabtree moves the sticks.

1:19 p.m. -- Second and nine. Tony Bergstrom is filling in at center for Rodney Hudson. 

1:20 p.m. -- Murray drops a pass. Third and nine. Carr under pressure and an impromptu shuttle pass to Cooper yields no fruit. Punt time.

1:21 p.m. -- TEN starts at their own 12.

1:24 p.m. -- Walker picks up a huge chunk of yardage. TEN at midfield. And a slant pass puts them in OAK territory.

1:25 p.m. -- Walker with another seven yard pick-up. Second and four. The back picks up a yard, maybe.

1:26 p.m. -- Flag on the play. Personal foul on OAK, so TEN gets 15 free yards.

1:27 p.m. -- TEN at the OAK 20. And Stevens hauls in a 20-yard pass from Mariota to put the Titans on the board first. 

1:28 p.m. -- The Raiders APPEAR to have blocked the extra point and returned it for a touchdown. But the play is ruled dead because of an illegal forward pass on Tennessee. 6-0, Titans.

1:30 p.m. -- So Tennessee re-kicks, and OAK takes over at their own 20. Cooper with five yards on first down.

1:33 p.m. -- Second and five. And Roberts reels in a HUGE catch down the middle to take the Raiders to the TEN 30.

1:34 p.m. -- And Carr gets sacked to make it a second and 17. And Murray breaks off a huge run to pick up a new set of downs for the Raiders.

1:35 p.m. -- Second and nine. And Jamie O rolls for ten yards and a first down.

1:37 p.m. -- First and goal for the Raiders. AND CRABTREE HAULS IT IN FOR THE SCORE!

1:38 p.m. -- Sea-bass is automatic. OAK takes the lead, 7-6.

1:41 p.m. -- Titans take over at their own 20. Second and seven. The back picks up two, maybe.

1:42 p.m. -- Third and four. Mariota under pressure and lobs it away. TEN then gets hit by a holding penalty. Obvious punting situation, here.

1:43 p.m. --And OAK will take over at their own 40 as the first quarter comes to an end.

1:46 p.m. -- Cooper hauls in a big catch on first down. OAK at the TEN 45. Under pressure, Carr cannot connect to Crabtree, who almost had an impressive one-handed catch.

1:48 p.m. -- Murray rushes for what is close to a first down. Third and two. No dice on a pass to Crabtree. OAK going for it on fourth. And Carr drops the ball, giving TEN possession at midfield.

1:52 p.m. -- TEN at right around the 50 yard marker. Second and 10. Third and five coming up. TEN takes a timeout, with 11:25 left in the half. 

1:56 p.m. -- MM under pressure, and he cannot do anything with the ball. Fourth and five, and here comes the punter.

1:57 p.m. -- Roughing the kicker call on OAK gives TEN the ball back at the OAK 30. Flags everywhere. Holding on TEN. Second and 14. Now third and nine.

2:00 p.m. -- AND MM GETS SACKED. Fourth and 14, and it looks like the Titans got knocked out of field goal range. 

2:01 p.m. -- Fair catch at OAK's own 10. But there is a flag. Holding on OAK, so that makes it more or less first and 10 at the Raiders' own one yard line.

2:03 p.m. -- Their own four yard line, excuse me. Second and seven. 

2:04 p.m. -- Third down. Three yards for a first down. 


2:06 p.m. -- That was close to a 30-yard pick-up by Amari. Carr scrambles to make it a 3 and 2.

2:08 p.m. -- OAK takes a timeout. And Murray rolls to put the Raiders into TEN territory.

2:09 p.m. -- Murray gets stuffed behind the line. 2 and 11. And Clive Walford with an 11 yard pick up to move the chains.

2:10 p.m. -- And Cooper takes it 10 to put OAK at the TEN 25.

2:11 p.m. -- Second and nine. Crabtree gets four to make it a third and five. 

2:13 p.m. -- Actually, it is a third and six situation. Flags everywhere. False start on OAK. Third and 11 now.

2:16  p.m. -- And Carr bombs it to Walford to put the Raiders within the Titans' 10. Two minutes left in the half.

2:18 p.m. -- First and goal. Murray gets sent backwards. 

2:19 p.m. -- Tennessee calls a timeout. 1:55 left in the half. 

2:20 p.m. -- Nearly intercepted. Third down coming up.

2:21 p.m. -- Carr scrambles. Fourth and goal. Here comes Janikowski. 

2:22 p.m. -- Of course he is good. 10-6, Oakland, with a minute left in the second quarter.

2:23 p.m. -- TEN takes over around their own 20. Titans at midfield. Forty seconds left. TEN at the OAK 40. Third and two. 

2:25 p.m. -- And no dice. Fourth and two coming up with thirteen seconds remaining.

2:26 p.m. -- TEN going for it. And the pass is batted down. OAK takes over with a 60 yard field. Deep threat time, just for giggles?

2:27 p.m. -- Raiders at the 50. Two seconds left. We get some scrambling cuteness, but nothing leading to points on the board.

2:29 p.m. -- Our score at halftime? OAK 10, TEN 6.

2:33 p.m. -- At the midway point of the game, the Raiders have 180 receiving yards, while Tennessee has 125. OAK only has 37 rushing yards heading into the third, but considering TEN only has seven yards on the ground, that's really not that distressing.

2:42 p.m. -- The rain is starting to come down. OAK takes over at their own 30. 

2:43 p.m. - Murray with a sweet spin move to make it second and six. And he chugs down the middle to move the chains.

2:45 p.m. -- Second and nine. Murray finds a hole and picks up bout four.

2:46 p.m. -- Third and five at the OAK 45. And Cooper with a HUGE GAIN down to the TEN 10!

2:47 p.m. -- Overthrow to Cooper on first down. Second and 10. Murray runs for about two.

2:49 p.m. -- Third and eight. AND ROBERTS JUKES FOR A 10-YARD TD!

2:50 p.m. -- Sea-bass is on the mark. Raiders lead, 17-6.

2:52 p.m. -- TEN takes over at their own 20. Second and 10, and it is really pouring.

2:53 p.m. -- Pass interference call on OAK gives TEN an automatic first down. And OAK breaks up a long bomb from Mariota.

2:55 p.m. -- Second and 10 at their own 30. the back gets five, maybe. The blitz is on, and Mariota cannot connect.

2:57 p.m. -- But Carrie gets ANOTHER holding call to keep TEN's drive alive. And Andrews breaks off about a ten-yard run to take TEN to midfield.

2:58 p.m. -- MM scrambles. Second and 3 at the OAK 40. And TEN converts.

2:59 p.m. -- OAK takes a timeout because Malcolm Smith lost his helmet. No, seriously.

3:01 p.m. -- About eight left in the third. And the Titans take it to the Raiders' 20.

3:02 p.m. -- Second and seven. And that's a TD for TEN, as Douglas reels in a 20-yard haul. And the two point conversion is good, as Tennesee narrows the game to a 17-14 Oakland lead.

3:06 p.m. -- Yeah, you can thank TJ Carrie's dumb ass for all of that. And the Raiders follow that up by coughing the ball up on the kick return. Well, of course they would.

3:08 p.m. -- At least Khalil Mack splatters MM on first down. Second and 17. Now third and 10, at the OAK 20. 

3:10 p.m. -- Walker to the OAK five. But there is a flag ... on TEN! Pass interference call negates the pick-up. 

3:11 p.m. -- Third and 20. AND AMERSON GETS THE INTERCEPTION! OAK takes over around their own 30.

3:14 p.m. -- Second and eight. And Marcel Reece almost rumbles enough for the new set of downs.

3:15 p.m. -- Third and one. And OAK has enough to move the sticks.

3:16  p.m. -- Second and nine. About two minutes left in the third. 

3:17 p.m. -- Third and six. Nobody open so Carr plops it down. Marquette King out to punt.

3:18 p.m. -- TEN begins the next drive at their own 10.

3:19 p.m. -- No dice on a long bomb attempt for MM. Not much on a second down run, either. Third and nine.

3:21 p.m. -- And the fourth quarter is upon us, with the Raiders leading by a field goal.

3:23 p.m. -- Nothing go on that one. Tennesee goes three and out, and here comes the punting unit.

3:24 p.m. -- OAK starts at their own 35.

3:26 p.m. -- Second and 11. Murray rushes to make it a three and four.

3:28 p.m. -- Cooper cannot reel it in. Marquette King out to punt. 

3:29 p.m. -- TEN will take over at their own 25.

3:32 p.m. -- The back gets two, maybe three. And TEN burns a timeout.

3:33 p.m. -- Mack almost gets an INT. Third and eight. 

3:34 p.m. -- And Mariota cannot find an open man. Fourth and eight, obvious punting situation.

3:35 p.m. -- OAK to take over at their own 20. But there is a flag. Holding against the Raiders.

3:37 p.m. -- Second and four. Murray finds a hole and squeezes in to move the chains.

3:39 p.m. -- Murray goes nowhere, but there is a flag. Offsides against TEN to make it one and five.

3:40 p.m. -- And Jamie O converts. 

3:41 p.m. -- Sonofabitch, Carr fumbles on a bad snap. Tennesee takes over at the OAK 45. 

3:42 p.m. -- Second and 11. And 3 and 11 approaches.

3:43 p.m. -- TEN moves the chains. First and 10 at the OAK 30.

3:44 p.m. -- Second and eight. About seven left in regulation. Looks like a three and one.

3:45 p.m. -- Mack hit with a personal foul for dropping the People's Elbow in a scrum.

3:47 p.m. -- TEN at the OAK 10. Six minutes to go. 

3:48 p.m. -- Second and goal. MM throws it away. Third and goal.

3:49 p.m. -- Flag on the play. Pass interference on OAK. And MM chucks a TD pass to Fowler to take the 20-17 lead.

3:50 p.m. -- The extra point is good. Tennessee leads, 21-17, with less than five minutes remaining.

3:52 p.m. -- Raiders rumble up to their own 30. But there is a flag. Illegal block in the back call on OAK.

3:54 p.m. -- Cooper gets about 10 to move the chains. 

3:55 p.m. -- Crabtree with a five yard pick-up. Three and a half minutes left. Crabtree cannot reel it in.

3:56 p.m. -- Third and five. ROBERTS WITH A HUGE PICK UP DOWN THE MIDDLE!

3:57 p.m. -- It is against TEN. Raiders at the TEN 40 now.

3:58 p.m. -- Second and eight. 2:20 left in regulation. No dice. Third and eight. 

3:59 p.m. -- And Carr cannot connect. Fourth down, with less than two minutes left.

4:00 p.m. -- This is the game. Roberts is in double coverage ... and a FLAG is down! Pass interference on TEN to keep OAK's drive alive!

4:02 p.m. -- OAK down to the TEN 10. One thirty left. 


4:04 p.m. -- A 12 yard pass and Sea-bass kick gives Oakland the lead with a minute and a half remaining.

4:05 p.m. -- TEN takes over at their own 20 with 1:21 left. 

4:06 p.m. -- No dice on an OAK blitz. Second and 10. 

4:07 p.m. -- Mariota chucks it away. Third and 10.

4:08 p.m. -- TEN takes it to midfield. A minute left.


4:10 p.m. -- And that will do it this afternoon in Nashville, as the Oakland Raiders win a come-from-behind thriller 24-21!

4:11 p.m. -- Oakland improves to 5-6 on the season, and just like that, the Raiders are all of a sudden back in the wildcard race. 

4:12 p.m. -- I ... love ... football ... with a passion?


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