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Game Notes: Oakland Raiders 21, Tennessee Titans 42

The Oakland Raiders' return to the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum didn't go according to plan and have dropped to a record of 6-7; here are the Game Notes, presented by Microsoft Surface.

Raiders 21, Titans 42

  • The Raiders fell to the Titans by a score of 42-21, bringing their record to 6-7 overall and 4-2 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
  • The Silver and Black drop to 1-2 against AFC South opponents this season and 42-38 (.525) all-time against the division.

Starters - Offense

WR Tyrell Williams
LT Kolton Miller
LG Richie Incognito
C Rodney Hudson
RG Gabe Jackson
RT Brandon Parker
TE Darren Waller
WR Zay Jones
QB Derek Carr
RB DeAndré Washington
WR Rico Gafford

Starters - Defense

DE Clelin Ferrell
DT Johnathan Hankins
DT P.J. Hall
DE Maxx Crosby
SLB Tahir Whitehead
MLB Marquel Lee
WLB Will Compton
CB Trayvon Mullen
CB Daryl Worley
FS D.J. Swearinger
SS Erik Harris

Raiders Themes

  • QB Derek Carr has passed for at least two TDs in 41 career contests. His 41 such games mark the ninth-most in NFL history through a player's first six seasons.
  • TE Foster Moreau recorded his fifth receiving TD of the season to lead all rookie tight ends in the NFL.
  • TE Darren Waller became just the third tight end in franchise history with at least 70 receptions (72) in a single season, joining Todd Christensen (1983-86) and Brandon Myers (2012). 

Individual Highlights

  • QB Derek Carr
  • Carr orchestrated a six-play, 75-yard scoring drive, culminating in a 49-yard receiving TD by WR Rico Gafford to tie the score at 14-14 with 10:43 remaining in the second quarter. 
  • On the Raiders' third scoring drive, Carr orchestrated a 14-play, 71-yard drive lasting 6:28, culminating in a 1-yard TD rec by TE Foster Moreau.
  • Carr has now passed for at least two TDs in a contest for the 41st time in his career, marking the ninth-most such games in NFL history through a player's first six seasons.
  • Carr ended the first half completing 12-of-15 attempts for 150 yards and two TDs for a 147.9 passer rating, marking his highest passer rating in the first half of a game since Week 8 in 2015 vs. New York Jets (147.5).
  • Carr ended his day completing 25-of-34 attempts for 263 yards with two TDs for a passer rating of 115.2.
  • Carr passed for two TDs and a passer rating of at least 115.0 (115.2) for the fourth time this season, while earning a passer rating of at least 100.0 for the seventh time in his last 10 games. 
  • Has completed 64-of-95 attempts (67.4 percent) for 737 yards with seven TDs against zero INTs for a passer rating of 115.1 in three contests against the AFC South this season.
  • DT Maurice Hurst
  • On third-and-8 on the Titans' opening possession, Hurst hauled in a deflected pass by DE Dion Jordan, returning it 55 yards to set up DeAndre Washington's 14-yard TD run to take a 7-0 lead. 
  • The INT marked the first of his career and was the first by a Raiders defensive lineman since 2016 (Khalil Mack, Week 12 vs. Carolina)
  • Hurst's 55-yard INT return marks the longest by a Raiders defensive lineman since 1991 (Greg Townsend, Week 9 vs. Kansas City, 31-yard INT return).
  • Hurst is the only defensive tackle in the NFL with at least three sacks (3.5) and one interception. 
  • WR Rico Gafford
  • Gafford's first career reception resulted in a 49-yard TD catch, culminating a six-play, 75-yard drive lasting 3:21 to even the score at 14-14 in the second quarter.
  • His 49-yard receiving TD marks the second-longest by a Raiders' receiver this season (long: 65-yard TD rec by WR Hunter Renfrow in Week 8 vs. Houston).
  • TE Foster Moreau
  • Moreau capped a 14-play, 71-yard drive lasting 6:28 with a 1-yard TD reception, marking his fifth TD reception of the year. 
  • Moreau ranks first in the NFL among rookie tight ends with five TDs.
  • Moreau finished with three receptions for 14 yards and one TD.
  • TE Darren Waller
  • Waller led the team with six receptions for 73 yards (12.2 avg.), becoming just the third tight end in franchise history with at least 70 receptions (72) in a single season, joining Todd Christensen (1983-86) and Brandon Myers (2012). 
  • Continues to rank second amongst tight ends in the NFL in receptions (72) and receiving yards (880), while ranking first in yards after the catch (417). 
  • RB DeAndré Washington
  • Washington culminated a three-play, 24-yard drive lasting 1:17 with a 14-yard TD run to give the Raiders a 7-0 lead.
  • Washington's TD run marked the sixth of his career and second this season (last; Week 5 vs. Chicago). It also marks the second-longest rushing TD of his career (long: 22-yard TD run, Week 16 vs. Indianapolis in 2016).
  • Finished with a season-high in both rushing yards (53) and receiving yards (44) in his first start at RB since Week 7 of 2016.

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