The never-ending quest for a record above .500 continues...
By: Jimbo X
Join the Internet Is In America on Sunday, Sept. 25 for our LIVE play-by-play (well, more like possession-by-possession, but that shit is deathly for SEO) coverage of week 3's Raiders vs. Titans game. The shenanigans begin at noon eastern time (with updates every commercial break) so be sure to bookmark this shit before kickoff. And as always, do us and yourselves a kindness and let all your fellow Raiders fans know what we're up to by posting links to our coverage on your social media pages. Hey, we're all in this together, remember (#silverandblacklivesmatter)...11:10 a.m. - All right, looks like there is another sale at Publix this week. Which means, of course, I might make it in before the 1 p.m. kickoff, and I might not.
11:30 a.m. - That said, I did get a pretty awesome feta, spinach and tomato omelet this morning. That may make up for missing the first quarter, won't it?
11:48 a.m. - The Raiders are 2 point favorites and the over/under is 47. Matt McCants and Austin Howard are both out for today's contest. Taiwan Jones, David Amerson and Menelik Watson are all questionable.
11:49 a.m. - For the Titans, Kendall Wright, Derrick Morgan and Delanie Walker are all questionable, and Chance Warmack is on injury reserve.
1:24 p.m. - Well, I'm back from grocery shopping. No clue what the score is, though.
1:26 p.m. - OK, it is 7-3 Raiders. With the Raiders currently 2 and 10 at their own 10. And Tennessee takes a timeout with 5:41 left in the first quarter.
1:29 p.m. - Lee Smith gets about four. Third and six.
1:30 p.m. - Crabtree easily picks up eight yards for another first down.
1:30 p.m. - Richard with a two yard run. Flag down. Holding against the Raiders.
1:32 p.m. - Second and 17. Walford with a couple on the catch and run.
1:33 p.m. - Richard about a yard short of a new set of downs on 3rd and 11. Flag down.
1:34 p.m. - Hold in the back on Rodney Hudson. Titans turn it down, so Marquette King comes out to punt. The ball goes out of bounds around the TEN 30.
1:36 p.m. - First and 10. Incomplete pass.
1:37 p.m. - Second and 10. Mack puts pressure on Mariota, so he throws it away.
1:38 p.m. - And a holding call against TEN. That makes it second and 20.
1:38 p.m. - TEN back crushed behind the line.
1:39 p.m. - Third and 19. Tennessee is well short of the first down marker. Time to punt.
1:40 p.m. - Titans going for it on 4th and 3. And it's an offsides call ... AGAINST Tennessee.
1:40 p.m. - And the Titans punt. Richard goes down around the OAK 25. And that's the end of the first quarter.
1:41 p.m. - Third and five for OAK. Carr under pressure, but he manages to connect with Cooper for a new set of downs.
1:44 p.m. - Quick pass to Roberst and the Raiders get 8 yards.
1:45 p.m. - No huddle for OAK. Crabtree with an easy catch to move the markers.
1:45 p.m. - And Cooper doesn't come down with the big pickup. Second and 10.
1:46 p.m. - Carr has to scramble, he may have lost a yard. Ten yard holding call against Rodney Hudson.
1:47 p.m. - Second and 20. Now third and 15. No dice. Fourth and 15, so Marquette King comes out.
1:49 p.m. - And the Titans fair catch it at their own 15.
1:50 p.m. - And the TEN back is stuffed WAY behind the line. A four yard loss.
1:50 p.m. - And the TEN back is stuffed WAY behind the line. A four yard loss.
1:52 p.m. - Second and 14. And DJ Hayden CREAMS the receiver at the line.
1:52 p.m. - Third and 13. Mariota on the run, he goes down a few yards shy of the first down marker AND HE FUMBLES THE BALL. Raiders have it in the TEN red zone!
1:53 p.m. - Carr with a deep TD strike to Walford, but a flag against OAK recalls it.
1:55 p.m. - It was on Donald Penn. All right, first and 20.
1:56 p.m. - Oakland takes a timeout.
1:58 p.m. - Still 1st and 20. Seth Roberts bobbles it.
1:59 p.m. - Second and 20 at the TEN 35.
1:59 p.m. - Murray gets dropped around the line. Third and long coming up.
2:00 p.m. - Third and 19. Incomplete to Crabtree. Here comes Sea-bass.
2:01 p.m. - A 52 yard attempt. It is good. Raiders take extend their lead to 10-3.
2:02 p.m. - TEN begins their next possession at their own 25.
2:04 p.m. - Matthews a few yards short of the first down marker.
2:04 p.m. - Second and two. Derrick Henry moves the chains.
2:05 p.m. - A flag against OAK, but TEN declines and takes the first down.
2:05 p.m. - Second and 4. Henry probably runs enough for another set of downs.
2:06 p.m. - First and 10, near midfield. Henry gets four, maybe five on an end-around.
2:07 p.m. - Second and 7. And the back is crushed a good two yards behind the line.
2:08 p.m. - Third and nine. And Amerson breaks up the pass to bring up fourth down.
2:09 p.m. - TEN punts. T.J. Carrie fair catches it at the OAK 8.
2:11 p.m. - False start on OAK pushes them back to their own 3.
2:12 p.m. - First and 15. Andre Holmes slips a tackle and collects a couple on the sideline catch and run.
2:13 p.m. - Second and 6. Murray doesn't get far at all.
2:13 p.m. - Still third and 6. Cooper with a 17 yard gain!
2:14 p.m. - First and ten at the OAK 30. And that takes us to the two minute warning.
2:16 p.m. - Second and 8. Washington with a 30 yard run to put OAK well into TEN territory.
2:18 p.m. - Menelik Watson is down. OAK charged a timeout.
2:19 p.m. - In comes a seventh round pick for OAK's right offensive guard. And Washington goes 14 yards down the middle for ANOTHER Raiders first down.
2:21 p.m. - Second and five. TOUCHDOWN RAIDERS!
2:22 p.m. - Seth Roberts takes it down the sideline for a 20 yard end zone visitation. Sea-bass is automatic and the Raiders lead this one 17-3.
2:23 p.m. - TEN begins their next possession at their own 25. Mariota slides after an eight yard scramble.
2:25 p.m. - Third and 2 with eight seconds left in the second.
2:26 p.m. - AND REGGIE NELSON INTERCEPTS IT!
2:27 p.m. - And the Raiders have three seconds left on the clock. But the clock operator started the clock late ... which means the Raiders are effectively screwed out of three seconds of offensive time.
2:29 p.m. - And that is it for the first half. The Raiders maintain a 17-3 lead.
2:31 p.m. - The Raiders currently have 135 passing yards, while Tennessee only has 86. OAK has a slight rushing yardage lead over the Titans, 84-66.
2:32 p.m. - Defensively, this is the best the Raiders have looked all season long. They have held the Titans to just 152 yards of total offense, in addition to forcing two turnovers.
2:44 p.m. - Second and 8 for OAK at their own 10. Cooper looks to have enough for the first.
2:45 p.m. - And it is called a first down. Oakland takes an early timeout.
2:46 p.m. - Murray stopped a little after the line.
2:46 p.m. - Second and 9. Derek Carr avoids getting sacked a million times and hits Crabtree for a 28-yard gain.
2:47 p.m. - OAK at midfield. Murray gets about two yards on first down.
2:48 p.m. - Second and 8. Washington with about six on the carry.
2:49 p.m. - Third and 3. Olawale stopped behind around the line of scrimmage.
2:49 p.m. - Marquette King out to punt. And it looks like TEN will start the next drive around their own 10.
2:51 p.m. - DeMarco Murray with a five yard run.
2:52 p.m. - Murray runs close to midfield on a 36-yard run.
2:53 p.m. - Henry carries the ball into OAK territory.
2:54 p.m. - Second and 7. Murray with about three yards gained.
2:54 p.m. - Third and three.
2:55 p.m. - Mariota throws a floater under pressure and his receiver reels it in within the OAK 20.
2:57 p.m. - TEN in the red zone. First and goal. Touchdown Titans.
2:59 p.m. - DeMarco Murray with the 10-yard rushing TD. The extra point is good. That makes it 17-10, Raiders.
3:01 p.m. - OAK will begin their next drive at their own 25.
3:04 p.m. - Well, my feed went to shit for that entire possession. Apparently, it was a 3 and out for the Raiders. So fuck me.
3:09 p.m. - First and ten for TEN at their own 25. Deep shot for Andre Johnson is way overthrown.
3:10 p.m. - Second and 10. Murray gets about five.
3:10 p.m. - Third and five. Mariota under pressure and he winds up throwing it away. Here comes the Tennessee punting unit.
3:12 p.m. - And the Raiders take over at their own 10. Clive Walford reels in a 20 yard catch to put OAK at their own 30.
3:12 p.m. - First and 10. Washington gets one, maybe two yards on a carry.
3:13 p.m. - Second and nine. Incomplete pass to Roberts.
3:14 p.m. - Third and nine. And Carr is sacked for only the second time this season.
3:15 p.m. - Fourth and 13. Time to punt.
3:15 p.m. - Flag down. Holding on the receiving team, so the Titans will begin at their own 10.
3:16 p.m. - Henry with a 13 yard gain.
3:17 p.m. - Murray gets one, maybe two yards up the middle.
3:17 p.m. - Second and 8. Mariota sacked, but it looks like it is offsides against OAK.
3:18 p.m. - And that is the end of the third. OAK still leads, 17-10.
3:20 P.M. - Murray takes it to the TEN 40.
3:21 p.m. - SEAN SMITH PICKS IT OFF!!
3:22 p.m. - Raiders take over at midfield. Crabtree pushes into the TEN 40.
3:23 p.m. - Cooper overthrown on a long bomb.
3:23 p.m. - Second and 10. And Avary Williamson gets an INT off a deflection.
3:25 p.m. - No pass inference call, although it really should have been.
3:26 p.m. - Second and 4 for TEN at their own 30. Murray gets a first down.
3:27 p.m. - Murray gets to the 43 yard line. Offsides call against Khalil Mack.
3:28 p.m. - First and 5. Henry pushed out of bounds around midfield.
3:29 p.m. - And a holding call against TEN.
3:29 p.m. - First and 15 for the Titans. DJ Hayden kills the back way behind the line.
3:30 p.m. - Second and 20. Incomplete pass by Mariota.
3:31 p.m. - Third and 20. And David Amerson bats it away. Titans have gotta' punt.
3:31 p.m. - Richard goes down at the 25. Ten minutes left in the fourth quarter.
3:33 p.m. - First and 10 for OAK. Washington goes down at the line of scrimmage.
3:34 p.m. - Second and 9. An incompletion and a flag is down.
3:35 p.m. - Against OAK. Illegal formation. Second and 14.
3:36 p.m. - Crabtree with a 31 yard reception puts OAK well into TEN territory.
3:36 p.m. - Holton gains one on an end-around.
3:37 p.m. - Searcy, a TEN safety, is down. That's a timeout.
3:39 p.m. - Second and 8. Richard gets a couple.
3:40 p.m. - Third and five. And Cooper drops what would've been enough for a first down.
3:41 p.m. - King punts. And TEN will start the next drive at their own 12.
3:43 p.m. - Murray takes it up the gut for nine.
3:44 p.m. - Murray takes it to the TEN 25.
3:45 p.m. - AND MARIOTA GETS SACKED!
3:45 p.m. - Second and 12. Henry takes it to the 30 yard line.
3:46 p.m. - Third and six. Incomplete pass. Titans have to punt.
3:47 p.m. - Richard takes it to the OAK 25.
3:48 p.m. - Richard gains about eight.
3:49 p.m. - Second and 2. Richard runs it up the gut. And that is enough to move the chains.
3:49 p.m. - Cooper out of bounds on a deep throw.
3:50 p.m. - Second and 10. Richard struggles to get back to the line.
3:51 p.m. - Third and nine. TEN takes a timeout with 3:12 to go.
3:51 p.m. - And Crabtree reels in the first down on a sideline catch.
3:52 p.m. - Murray runs for about three.
3:53 p.m. - Second and 7. Murray takes it to the TEN 46. Titans call a timeout with 2:16 on the clock.
3:54 p.m. - Third and five. Murray runs it down the gut. It is fourth and one. And that is the two minute warning.
3:56 p.m. - Raiders punt. Titans will begin the next drive at their own 25, with 1:51 to go.
3:58 p.m. - Matthews in bound. TEN at their own 30. Douglas reels it in at midfield for 25 yards.
3:58 p.m. - Sharpe takes it for 23 yards and TEN is nearing the OAK red zone.
3:59 p.m. - Sharpe down at the OAK 4. But there is a flag.
3:59 p.m. - 15-yard unnecessary roughness call against Tennessee.
4:01 p.m. - Fifty-one seconds left. First and 10 for TEN. Mariota throws it away.
4:01 p.m. - Second and 10. Murray gets to the 12 yard line. And Andre Johnson reels in a TD pass...
4:02 p.m. - ...but it is pass interference against Johnson!
4:02 p.m. - Third and 15. Murray down to the 12 yard line. A fourth down situation coming up, with 14 seconds left on the clock.
4:04 p.m. - And Harry Douglas cannot reel it in. The Raiders take over on downs.
4:05 p.m. - And Derek Carr takes a knee and elects to run out the clock. Oakland's D came in when it counted, and the Raiders improve to 2-1 on the season.
4:07 p.m. - Our final score in Nashville? The Raiders 17, the Titans 10. I fuckin' love football sometimes.